As my 54th birthday approaches, I can’t help but notice the new ways in which I’m perceived by the world. When people, young or old, bother to look, they seem to see me through a lens that I never thought possible. And though I find their biases offensive, it’s fun to play on them — the alternative is to weep. So, I have created the ageism perception table. I understand that I now occupy a middle area, age-wise; this is reflected here. If your eyes are as bad as mine, you can click the image for something more readable.