Nevertheless, she persisted

My family went to visit Ellis Island while I was in high school. We were at a ticket counter, perhaps to get ferry tickets.

Ellis Island

Ticket Lady: And your sons' ages?

Mom: They’re $teenager and $young years old

Lady: Uh huh …​ (disbelief upon seeing my pimply beard)

Mom: Still can’t drive, been waiting so long.

Lady: Oh he a homebudy huh? (chuckles)

Me: collateral damage