I got carded!! At my age!!

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  1. propita

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    I've been told (and I realize) that I don't look my age, but man--did this make my day:

    I went to Longs (a drug store/general store chain) to get some cheap sweet wine that was on sale. I like muscato--nearly as sweet as pepsi--I can't stand the taste of alcohol.

    Anyway, I had three bottles and a hairbrush and this little old lady cashier said, "I'm sorry, dear, but I need to see your id."

    Now, she must've been at least 70yo, so maybe anyone under 50 looks a bit young, but...

    So I ask what their age limit is for carding and the other lady cashier (probably in her 60s) said they card if people look under 40.

    UNDER 40?!!

    So I ask how old they really think I am. The younger one says "maybe 30," the older one says "25."

    (See, this is why I think they're misjudging age.)

    I've recently turned 45.

    When I tell them that, the younger cashier asks, "Why don't you have any wrinkles?!"

    I told them, "I have no kids. I stay out of the sun. And I'm really immature."

    Like I said, it made my day.
     
  2. Emher

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    You know, I haven't been carded for anything since I was 13. So if someone ever does card me I'll be pleasantly surprised :lol:
     
  3. Holdfast

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    Congratulations! :)
     
  4. ShamelessMcBundy

    ShamelessMcBundy Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's awesome! I have been carded a few times, but it hardly ever happens. You look young, and me, i look older. I'm all of 23 years old and i've been carded all of 5 times maybe.
     
  5. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yeah, I look a bit younger.

    People have asked how long Hubby and I have been together. When I say 21 years, they stop, hesitate, and then ask, "So you've been together since elementary school?"

    Now, if I lost some weight....then I'd definitely look about 25yo.
     
  6. ancient

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    My 72 year old father gets carded regularly. The cops are into entrapment here, so all the drug stores are really scared of getting busted.
     
  7. John Picard

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    I turn 40 in January but some people think I'm ~30. I got carded a couple of years ago at the liquor store and it made my day. Heck, a month ago, some "kid" in my evening college class said, "Damn! You're older than I thought." That was in response to my talking about when we went to the King Tut Exhibiat back in '77 :lol:
     
  8. DanCPA

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    I have kids
    I was just out in the sun
    And I've been a grown up since I was in my teens

    I'm boned! No wonder I'm an old man!

    Congrats on being carded tho... I was carded earlier this year and my response was "you gotta be kidding me"
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I have carded people your age, prop. So if you like, you can come to my store, and I will card you. :)
     
  10. Plecostomus

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    1) The statement about the cops being into entrapment is very true here. We had six raids in the space of three days when I worked for a gas-station on Rt104. First Corporate would send in someone and if you didn't follow the carding script EXACTLY you'd get busted by corporate AND arrested because 9/10 times they'd send in someone who was 17 years old. Then the county cops would do more or less the same thing, and the state troopers as well. No town-cops here but I understand in towns with a local cop or two it's even worse.

    During a one week span they raided the store I was at early in the morning and once again an hour before closing, each time someone would send in a brat to buy alcohol. The only way to avoid getting hauled off was to read the carding script exactly. We lost three employees that way... By not following the script word for word. I quit shortly thereafter. Minimum wage isn't NEARLY enough to put up with the risk of getting several months in jail.

    2) Think getting carded is bad? I've been FIRED for being too young at the age of 30-something, and replaced by someone fresh out of high-school. That actually went to court. The judge agreed: It doesn't matter how one LOOKS the age printed on the ID is all that matters. If you feel someone at the age of 31 is too young to run a printing press than someone who is 18 is FAR FAR too young therefore the firing was illegal.


    Age-discrimination is rampant up here. Damn old people trying to protect themselves from the young kids that are EVERYWHERE trying to take jobs away and make things easier on themselves and for the love of god they are CHANGING THINGS and that makes everything DIFFERENT by god11!1!!!!
     
  11. John Picard

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    Businesses have been fighting back at kids who use illegal ID's by suing them for damages, which they should. These entrapment raids are stupid.
     
  12. DanCPA

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    Exactly
     
  13. Bishbot

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    I get the opposite. I'm 22, a couple of years ago when I was at university there were 11 of us in a pub, all at the bar at the same time. The barman took our order but said "ok, I'll have to see some ID first fellas" We all get our ID out, he looks at all ten of the other guys but says "Nah, you look like my grandad, I don't need to see yours." This prompted me to shave the goatee I had been cultivating almost as soon as I got home.
     
  14. RoJoHen

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    At my job we are technically supposed to card anyone who looks younger than 35. Sometimes people look young, others look old, it happens. But I've had friends at 16 that were already balding and looked like they were in their 40s, so I always play it safe and card when I'm not sure.

    Sometimes people forget to bring their IDs with them, and then they get angry when I won't serve them alcohol, even though they claim to be over 30.

    Honestly, I don't care how old you are. Why wouldn't you bring an ID with you? And it's technically illegal for you to purchase alcohol without ID anyway, regardless of age.
     
  15. captcalhoun

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    i bought porn mags at 16 and never got ID'd. i tried to buy Delta Force 2 (18 rated) at 20 and got ID'd. :cardie:

    i keep getting told i don't look 30. i've had as much as 10 years knocked off my age...
     
  16. hellsgate

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    Christ, I'm about to turn 33 this coming Christmas (December 23rd, technically,) & I haven't gotten carded in CENTURIES for ANYTHING. I have a baby-face & I buy (entire cartons,) of cigarettes in my neighborhood Safeway for my mom on snack runs sometimes & they just hand them over, no questions asked. (See the avatar at left, that's really me.)

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    Photo Taken: October, 2008.
    Me at 32 Years Old.
     
  17. Mr Awe

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    Yeah, I've had my ID checked as well and I'm almost 40. No biggie really. You're still the age you are. As long as your happy and healthy, that's what counts the most.

    Mr Awe
     
  18. RoJoHen

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    Judging from this picture, I would probably card you.
     
  19. Mr Awe

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    Nice picture. To me, you do look exactly like someone in their young 30s.

    Mr Awe
     
  20. John Clark

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    It's not happened here in the UK to me, but the bars I stopped at when visiting Memphis last year carded me. (30+ at the time) - I wasn't carded in Ohio though.