Friday, October 7, 2011

You wanna card me...right?

Tonight I was at the liquor store with my son to get wine for our Thanksgiving weekend. As we're standing in line my son reads out loud the sign about showing ID. "If you look 25 or younger, show your ID", or something like that. I explain what that means.

So I'm up, my turn to pay for my two bottles of wine.

Checkout guy is looking at my face.

"Hi", I say with a big smile because I'm trying to look young friendly.

Thinking in my head: C'mon, you know you wanna card me, just go ahead, ask for it....

Nothing.

I'm staring into his very soul with all my will, strength, and any other worldly power: Ask, PLEASE ask? Pretty please?

Nothing.

Thinking in my head very loudly: OH. COME. ON. I WANT YOU TO ASK SO THAT I CAN SHOW YOU MY DRIVERS LICENSE AND THEN FEEL ALL GOOD ABOUT MYSELF...

...and then outwardly gloat to the folks behind me in line that I am in fact well over the 19 years of age drinking age limit and I look DAMN good for my age...see aren't I pretty?...I know you're jealous.

Nothing.

Transaction completed and have a nice day.

Well thanks for nothing, old man. Way to bring me down to even lower depths of despair over fact that I'm nearing 30 39 (holy crap) 40 and I'm trying to hang on to my youth (sniff, sob, I'm getting old).

Status update: currently drowing my sorrows in some good wine.

4 comments:

Mommy Inconsistent said...

Hahaha! I always am surprised that I don't get carded as well! I'm not "44" looking...no way...I'm so young, hip, cute, etc, etc...but as with you, nada. What jerks those liquor store employees are. lol.

Barbara said...

I used to hate getting carded when I was in my early 20's and now I just wish they would card me just once. Just as a little ego pick me up!

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Brandi said...

Haha this story made me smile! Sometimes I dont even get asked to show my i.d and im 21 AND have braces. I used to work at a restaurant and people would get mad if I asked for thier i.d so maybe he has just had way to many customers that have complained when he asked for their i.d

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