I got carded!! At my age!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by propita, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Lucky you.

    About a year ago, when I was 49, I went to the cinema. I was surprised that I was charged less than I usually paid and when I looked at the ticket I found out why - the young man had given me a senior's ticket.

    Then a couple of weeks ago i got on to the bus and was asked if I had a senior's card because seniors were getting free travel that week. I said 'no, I am only 50" and the driver apologised.
     
  2. JonathonWally

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    Judging from this picture, he's Peyton Manning
     
  3. Philo

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    They don't card anybody here. Doesn't matter how old you are. My roommate grew up here and he started smoking when he was 12.
     
  4. Captain Intrepid

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    That's Montreal for you. If it wasn't out east I'd love to live there for a while.
     
  5. TorontoTrekker

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    That was actually fairly common when I was that age. It's not so common now, but it's not unheard of. I guess they just ask their parents or their older siblings to get them their smokes, or they buy them from someone selling them out of the trunk of a car. One of our former co-op students here (who was 17 at the time) told me that he usually bought his from a native who sells them at a local weekend flea market - apparently he never carded anyone.

    I got carded back in late August or early September in the bar at the Atlanta Hyatt, during Dragon*Con. The poor bartender did a Roger Rabbit-type double-take with her eyes when she discovered that she'd just carded a 41-year-old. :lol:
     
  6. DanCPA

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    Aww...
    There are times when I forget it in my car. There are times when I leave my wallet in my other pants (forget to switch when I go home) It happens
    Is it? That I didn't know. I know that at BJ's I was never carded when people that looked older than me were carded simply because I knew the people there. They knew I was over 21... Are you sure that it's illegal if they don't have the id on them
     
  7. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Technically.

    If you're obviously over 21 it's not an issue because nobody is going to check, but even a 90-year old still technically needs their ID in order to prove it if some highly unlikely and absurd situation came up. For all I know you could Robin Williams from that movie where he played the kid who aged really fast.
     
  8. nevermore

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    I get carded all the time. Sometimes I even get carded for cigarettes. I'm 32. :vulcan:

    Those are the keys, yes. Being very small also seems to 'help'. I personally find it extremely annoying. I mean, I know I don't look 32 (whatever that's supposed to look like), but I sure don't look 17 either...
     
  9. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    From the clerk's perspective, better safe than sorry. For all they know, you could be an undercover cop, and they could get in a lot of trouble for not carding you.

    Cops perform these kinds of stings all the time.
     
  10. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    Pita, I know the feeling but it stopped at around 30. I don't look 62, but I don't look 20 either. :)
     
  11. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The "immature" is not physically.

    I'm woefully immature emotionally. Or so Hubby tells me ;). But, I think he likes it that way---it keeps him young at heart.
     
  12. RoJoHen

    RoJoHen Awesome Premium Member

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    Not really relevant to anything I said, but okay!
     
  13. Kira's Mom

    Kira's Mom Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I still get carded at 37. Makes my day when it happens- don't care if they're just playing it safe! :p

    On the other hand, people who don't know me are surprised to find out my age. I've been told I look about 25. I'll take it!
     
  14. Searider Falcon

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    I've been carded all but once going into casinos, but I've yet to be carded while buying drinks in a restaurant, which sorta surprises me, because everyone lately tends to guess that I'm about 19 and one even thought I was still in high school a couple weeks ago. I turned 25 last month. I'm delighted that people sometimes think I might be a teenager still, considering how many people thought I was much, much older when I actually was a teenager (the worst one being a waiter who thought I was old enough to be my stepmother's mom).
     
  15. TheBrew

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    When I am clean shaven (like I currently am), people think I am a few years younger than I am. Last year, I had some people think that I was in highschool when I was actually 24. I was actually a bit insulted. I am at least a little bit more mature than that! :p
     
  16. Kestra

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    I'm always surprised when someone doesn't card me.
     
  17. DanCPA

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    Wow... I've never seen anyone carded going into casinos
    I've been gambling at the local casinos and Vegas since I was driving :D
    I was 17 the first time a friend and I sneaked off to Vegas. That's when I found out you had to be 21 to rent a room in the big casinos
     
  18. propita

    propita Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Sorry, RoJoHen. I must've quoted the wrong post.

    OOPS!

    Must be mad cow.
     
  19. Ben Sisko3

    Ben Sisko3 Commodore Commodore

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    I'm 23, but I look like I could be late 20s/early 30s and still get carded frequently. When I was 18, an eight-year-old kid thought I was forty. I never get carded.

    And no, the movie Jack is NOT about me.
     
  20. Searider Falcon

    Searider Falcon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Keep in mind the casinos that card me are in Indiana. The one that didn't card me was in Tampa, FL (in fact, I don't even remember there being someone around to bother checking IDs).

    Sadly, I've never been to Vegas...or well, west of the Mississippi. :(