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    I feel so young!

    Since everyone else on FOO is feeling old today, I just thought I would share...
    Last friday evening I went to the Mall of America. On prime evenings (thurs-sat, I believe) you need to be 16 or accompanied by an adult to be in the mall after 8pm or so. They have fearless rent-a-cops guarding the doors checking ID's.

    I actually got carded coming into the mall.



    I'm wondering if I should be flattered or offended?
    (I'm also pretty sure the mall cop was younger than me)

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    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
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    The more trivial somebodys power is, the greater extent they go wielding it.

    But I am 27 and I get carded at bars all the time. At least my date got carded first last time .

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    I'm 30, most of my friends are over 30, and we get carded at liquor stores and bars.

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    I'm in my 40's and used to bartend. I get carded at bars still, sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    In prime evenings (thurs-sat, I believe) you need to be 16 or accompanied by an adult to be in the mall after 8pm or so.
    The first time I have ever heard of this. Teeny boppers hang out at malls all the time here, they don't have anything better to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I'm in my 40's and used to bartend. I get carded at bars still, sometimes.
    I worked at a liquor store for a while. Sometimes I would card....older people just to make them feel good

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    I'm in my forties, and I rarely buy alcohol, yet I have maintained a beer gut.
    Slow, but at least still moving...

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    In my late 20's and still get carded. Makes me feel good. My wife is my age but looks like she's about 16 so I get odd stares from people sometimes. She ALWAYS gets carded and doesn't even drink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I'm 30, most of my friends are over 30, and we get carded at liquor stores and bars.
    I worked at a liquor store for a year (May 07-May 08) and carded a couple of people who were born around 70... Better safe than sorry, although one guy who I worked with asked me if I wanted to play 'Rebel without a cause,' refusing to ID anybody...

    A funny story, I carded a kid one night and when he handed me his ID, I said, 'Hey, we went to high school together!' When I looked at him I knew it was someone else. I told him I knew who owned the ID and he said, 'No, that's me...' as he quickly walked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I worked at a liquor store for a while. Sometimes I would card....older hot chicks just to make them feel good
    Fixed.

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    In the Atlanta airport I watched an 80+ year old man get carded. He got quite irritated and bartender would NOT give him a beer otherwise. The bartenders response is that they card everyone. Apparently so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I worked at a liquor store for a while. Sometimes I would card....older people just to make them feel good
    Sometimes I would eject a whippersnapper from the bar just to make myself feel good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    I worked at a liquor store for a while. Sometimes I would card....hot older chicks to get their home addresses so I could stalk them
    Fixed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    In the Atlanta airport I watched an 80+ year old man get carded. He got quite irritated and bartender would NOT give him a beer otherwise. The bartenders response is that they card everyone. Apparently so.
    This is the policy at Wal Mart. Pisses the older dudes off something awful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    In the Atlanta airport I watched an 80+ year old man get carded. He got quite irritated and bartender would NOT give him a beer otherwise. The bartenders response is that they card everyone. Apparently so.
    We had a bar manager who wanted us to do that. As a group (all the bartenders) we refused. She went complaining to the bar owner, he sided with us and she quit within about two weeks.

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    Well, I pretty much goto the same 3 bars all the time here in town so I dont get carded much anymore simply because I know the staff working there.

    If I go somewhere else I get carded, of course I am 24.

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    A couple of years ago, I got carded in Disney World. As I was fishing my ID, I told the girl that I was older than the resort. She looked at my birthday and said "just barely!" with a hint of attitude.

    As if "just barely" doesn't count.

    It does count!

    Wait...what?
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    I don't get carded, even though I'm 19.

    Not that I'm doing things to get me carded, but it's a good thing to have in mind if someone I know is ever kidnapped and held hostage and the demand happens to be beer, wine or spirits.
    Ten tenths.

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    Rapidly approaching 39 and was carded today -- schwing*.

    "It's better to look good than feel good."



    * = I trick myself into thinking that I actually look young and willfully neglect the fact that presenting ID when buying alcohol is required.
    "...in Las Vegas where -the electric bills are staggering -the decor hog wild -and the entertainment saccharine -what a golden age -what a time of right and reason -the consumer's king -and unhappiness is treason..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    Since everyone else on FOO is feeling old today, I just thought I would share...
    Last friday evening I went to the Mall of America. On prime evenings (thurs-sat, I believe) you need to be 16 or accompanied by an adult to be in the mall after 8pm or so. They have fearless rent-a-cops guarding the doors checking ID's.

    I actually got carded coming into the mall.



    I'm wondering if I should be flattered or offended?
    (I'm also pretty sure the mall cop was younger than me)
    That's just because you are young and cute and he wanted your address

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    I don't know why you're so surprised. From your picture, you look like you're 15 anyway. That or the guards might just randomly card anyone.

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    I'm also only 5' tall- I'm sure at first glance I look like a young, rebellious teenager sneakin in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I'm also only 5' tall- I'm sure at first glance I look like a young, rebellious teenager sneakin in...
    We'll vouch for you......That you are a rebel
    He was probably just hitting on you. He show up at your doorstep yet? Watching you through night vision glasses? Posting random grainy pictures of you on the internet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by artifice View Post
    I actually got carded coming into the mall.



    I'm wondering if I should be flattered or offended?
    (I'm also pretty sure the mall cop was younger than me)
    You weren't wearing the chaps obviously.
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    I don't think they have a legal drinking age here and I've never seen anyone asked for proof of age.

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