Okay, so I know it is generally not in good taste to ask a woman how old she is. But what if you ask somebody else how old a woman is? Is that still bad manners? I was talking with my roommate today. It was his father's birthday, and I said, "So, your dad is 75 today?" And he said yes, and then I asked, "So... your dad is about six months younger than your mom?" And he said, "It's rather rude to be discussing my mother's age." I was baffled. I had NEVER EVER heard of it being bad manners to ask somebody how old another woman was. I talked with a few people in my family about this, and they were surprised that my roommate thought the question I asked was bad manners. Opinions, anybody?