Some would approach, ask me my age, say there’s no way I could be my age (because their disbelief excused their attraction to me).
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So strange to me to see an article e-mailed to me from Medium about Burlington Center. Your processing is amazing. I was not a mall hang-outer, but my cousins took Karate there and I was on yearbook and selling ads so asked the owner if he wanted to buy an ad in the yearbook, and he asked me how old I was, did the sneering thing, and said I should come back when I was of age. But being teased for being smart and called a nerd and being physically devalued for the 6 years prior since moving made me interpret this as exciting because someone found me physically attractive! I wasn’t a nerd here! Sigh.

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