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KichigaiKitsune

It gets old after a little while...

Went up to the local shopping mall and was accosted by a charity worker. We started talking and I agreed to give them a donation (seriously, charity is one of the biggest drains on my finances - I'm an idiot). She paused for a second and frowned at me, then she asks me: "Before we go on, can I ask how old you are?"

I laughed and told her. She was about my age or younger herself.
"Wow," she exclaimed. "No way. I would've guessed eighteen at oldest. I wasn't even sure."

Unsure whether or not it was misguided flattery, though still mildly amused, I concluded my business with her and wandered through the shops. I finally came to the liquor store where I selected something and made my way to the checkout.

The chick carded me. So I showed her my ID and asked how old she thought I was, curious.

"Oh, about eighteen. But, you know, we need to check if you look younger than twenty-five."

Grumbling to myself, I wandered out of the store and tried to decide what to have for lunch. I shrugged and made my way to the pub, intent on getting something tasty. With a mental shrug, I ordered a small beer to go with what I ordered (yes, it was early, but it was one tiny bloody beer!).

Got asked for ID. Eighteen. Yeah. FFFFFFFFFF-!

You know, it's flattering up until the point it gets old. Ironically.

 - PS: here's a hint, bartenders. When a young person orders a single small beer with a #@$@%ing medium-rare steak and Dianne sauce, you shouldn't need to card them. Don't be asinine. It's fairly clear they're not there to get wasted in some sort of underage binge-drinking fest.
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Added: 7 years, 1 month ago
 
CeLdragon
7 years, 1 month ago
flattering at the first time .. XP
but get used to having people checking even only for a small beer
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 1 month ago
The thing is, they don't usually check at all. All I did was shave the night before and so I looked a little younger than usual. Hee.
ProblemChild
7 years, 1 month ago
In defense of the bartender, if you were an undercover and he didn't ID, that's his job and the business's liquor license.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 1 month ago
Yeah, I do know they "had" to do it. XD Bloody hell, guys.

Though I wouldn't expect any form of undercover sting or test like that here. I really wouldn't; never heard of "undercover ID check enforcers" - and if it's common practice in the US, then your drinking age kerfuffle is even more insane than it seemed before.

I also doubt there'd be anything more than a reprimand ("Now, Tony, our man says you didn't ask for ID! Remember next time if they look under twenty-five!") unless I WAS underage and I was caught by a cop - which wouldn't happen, the idea is ludicrous, trust me.

Know they "have" to do it and what the laws are. Still doesn't change the fact it's amusing they carded me for buying a steak and half pint of pretentious beer. XD
ProblemChild
7 years, 1 month ago
It is way more insane and neurotic than you imagined.
AEclipse
7 years, 1 month ago
Ditto to the liquor store.
fullmetal53
7 years, 1 month ago
Retrospectively I guess being six and a half feet tall with an abundance of facial hair isn't so bad after all.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 1 month ago
Also helps immensely when it comes to planning Halloween costumes, I imagine! *joking!*
fullmetal53
7 years ago
Hah! if only! I will say that I won a Halloween costume contest when I was 13.....after not showing up.
KichigaiKitsune
7 years ago
Huh, now THAT is interesting... :D
Zaehlas
7 years, 1 month ago
I ran into that problem for the longest time.  Then another decade passed.  I havn't been ID'd in years..  =P
KichigaiKitsune
7 years, 1 month ago
Nyaaah! I'm not waiting that long, dammit! XD

Though I suppose at times it's useful to look five years younger than you are... just not when you're being followed around by ageist store clerks.
Zaehlas
7 years, 1 month ago
hehe.  don't let it bother you so much.  For so many years I would order a beer, and get id'd, AND my best friend thought it was funny to tell the waiter to "rub the ID to make sure the ink on it is dry".  now THAT was annoying  =D
KichigaiKitsune
7 years ago
... Yeah, that's kinda jerk-ish. Thankfully we have state "proof of age" cards (which of course cost money - governments love this, make up a rule or restriction that's unnecessary in the first place, then demand money to let a citizen do what they should be allowed to do to begin with... ugh) and they're laminated!

Though I suppose someone could still tell the waitress to "make sure there are no knife-cuts on the plastic." Hell, you know what? I think I know what I'm gonna say next time my mates get carded... >:3
Zaehlas
7 years ago
LOL!
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