“A gentleman NEVER asks a lady her age!”

Mom how old

This reminds me of the time when I was about 8 or so, and that I asked my mom, “Mom—how old are you?” and mom replied, “A gentleman NEVER asks a lady her age!”.  Well, I was determined to find out how old my mom was, so then I asked her what I thought would be a trick question:  “Mom, how old were you when you were a little girl?”
Mom never answered!  (But I’ll bet that she laughed when I wasn’t looking!)