Sunday, January 04, 2009

I got CARDED--woo hoo

I'm at the grocery store buying stuff for a dinner I was having for three other couples (I did a potato bar, it was awesome, I mean when you're having a vegetarian, someone on Atkins and a couple who is pseudo-kosher it's really difficult to figure out what to serve -- Atkins friend, ate the fixin's w/out the potato, vegetarian friend ate the potato without the meat fixin's, pseudo kosher couple were more pseudo then kosher so did have some of the ham)....Now to the important part of my post....

I was at the grocery store, buying stuff for dinner and threw in a six pack of Coronas. I was checking out and the clerk asked for my ID. I gave him a blank stare and asked, "why". He answered because I was buying beer. I exclaimed, in SHOCK, "you're CARDING me?"

and he says....get this...
"We card anyone under thirty"

So I tell him I'm forty. He got all flustered...
Unfortunately I didn't actually have my ID....
so he proceeded to lecture me about driving without my license, apparently he was going to the police academy and was very concerned about my breaking the law....

No beer (no worries, we did have wine), a lecture...but no problem because SOMEONE THOUGHT I WAS UNDER THIRTY.

12 comments:

Tracey said...

Hell yeah. Did you tip him?? Make sure to use that cashier EVERY TIME.

I always say that waitresses, bartenders, etc. would get happier customers and bigger tips if only they'd card more people and say just what you heard!

ganelle said...

so great! but he really didn't let you get the beer???

OHN said...

Show off.

terri said...

Awesome! I love when that happens! Or... used to happen... in my case.

I'm always amazed that there are grocery stores where you can actually buy beer alongside your groceries.

Chief Rock Chef said...

See? You still got it!
What a great way to start the year!

Dodi said...

I said it on Facebook, and I'll say it again here....

Bitch.

Michele said...

I only get carded if I am with my two daughters (19 & 21)! It used to be that was the ONLY time I didn't get carded. I guess with when you have two school age kids asking "Mom? Mom? Mom? MOOOMMM!!??" the clerk either knows you must be over 21 or you must really need the alcohol to cope! LOL
Good Job, now go back and tip that guy (and show him the ID so he knows how great a 40 year old can look!)

Fabulously Broke said...

HELL YEA!!!!!!! :)

Average Scrapper said...

Very cool. I bet you're still grinning about it.

new diva said...

Makes my day everytime!

Sitting in Silence said...

LOL....bet he got a huge tip !

Daddy Forever said...

Cool. I don't I've been carded in the last couple of centuries.