DEAR HARRIETTE: I have recently re-entered the workforce after several years of being at home with my children. I am very fit and trim. I'm told by all of my friends that I look really good for my age, and that I don't look my age at all. I am asked my age all the time, though. It's weird. When I am at an event for work, anything from a business meeting to a cocktail party, people feel comfortable asking me how old I am. I never ask people that. I really don't think it's anybody's business. How can I bow out of the age game without offending anyone? -- Ageless, Detroit
DEAR AGELESS: People probably ask your age because you look so good. You can consider the question a compliment. Or -- do not answer the question! To keep things light, you can be demure and say something like, "A lady never tells her age!" If you stay upbeat and do not show any type of discomfort with the question while not answering it, they should leave you alone.