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​Young Teacher Shocked As Pupil Sees Her Age As Being Really ‘Old’

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​Young Teacher Shocked As Pupil Sees Her Age As Being Really ‘Old’

A young teacher has shared a weird misconception that school kids often have about her, having been told that she's, like... really, really, really old. Watch:

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Johanna Falzone (@doll_legs) said she was 'baffled' as to 'why young people think being young is old', having shared an anecdote about an exchange she had with a student a couple of years ago - when she was just 27.

In a TikTok video, stitched from another user called Katie (@katiejgln), she said: "I noticed the most insulting attitudes coming from kids and I'm going to tell you why.

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"I had a third grader a couple of years ago and she's like, 'Oh, Miss Falzone you're so pretty, blah blah blah blah. How old are you? You've gotta be, like, 18 or something?'

"And I'm like, 'I've got a full time job as a teacher, what the heck?' And I said to her, 'No, I'm 27.'

"And she's like, 'Oh my God, you're that old?'

Hands up if you reckon 27 is old? Credit: PA
Hands up if you reckon 27 is old? Credit: PA
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"I don't understand how kids are thinking that being young is old."

Falzone, whose bio says she is now an 'artist, actor, filmmaker and award winning screenwriter', added: "And it's not just her - there are Gen Z kids on this app who have that same attitude. I don't get it!"

In fact, it looks like it's a fairly common belief among young children, as many other teachers across social media have shared similar tales.

A woman called Angelique (@oldsoulmac) also posted a video on the platform recently, asking others what age they considered was 'old'.

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Credit: TikTok/@oldsoulmac
Credit: TikTok/@oldsoulmac

In the clip, she said: "So there is a running question in my classroom, right? What age is considered old?

"My students are between the age of 11 and 13 - some 14.

"They say the age of 28 is old, 32 is old... 42 is old as hell."

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Responding to her video, some people gave the topic some thought, with fellow TikTokers suggesting ages such as '50+' and '60-70'.

One person wrote: "Idk honestly like maybe 50? But at the same time I feel like it's all relative."

Someone else said: "For kids they think 30 [is] old, for adults 70."

A third commented: "I'm 17 and I'm thinking 60."

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A fourth added: "Whenever you start getting the senior discounts."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@doll_legs

Topics: World News, News, Teacher, TikTok

Jess Hardiman
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