Last night I got together with the ladies to play cards. I love our group; I like the ladies (though one requires some extra patience), and it is nice to do something together. We chat and catch up. When I told them A.'s folks, his older sister and her two kids, and my papa bear were staying with us this weekend for A.'s graduation, they sent me home with games and treats for the kids, with more games for me to pick up tomorrow. It was wonderful.
Well, mostly wonderful. I mentioned that I started doing one online puzzle a day to try and sharpen my mind. I explained I took the Brain Age test on my stepmom's Nintendo DS and that it came back with a brain age of 68.
One of the other card players is 72.
One of the ladies tried to cover for my rudeness (insensitivity, ageism?) by saying it just means I have the wisdom of a 68-year-old. Ha! Hardly.
I feel horrible that I was so insensitive. I didn't mean it as an insult, just that it was ironic the test came back more than twice my age. It doesn't matter though; it was still thoughtless and rude.
What should I do? I'd like to apologize to her for my carelessness, but haven't the foggiest how to do it. without coming across as an even bigger asshole. Any advice?
I feel like quite the schmuck.