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Old 02-28-2012, 07:59 AM
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There are some pretty hefty fines for selling cigs/alcohol to anyone underage so lot of places have policies that they will card anyone who looks like they are under 30, or under 40, or just... anyone.

Having said that, I will also say that the older I get, the younger 20-somethings appear to me. I don't mean that in a "kids these days" kind of way, but that they literally appear younger to me than I remember looking at that age. I think it's just a perspective thing.
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And I was also one who was carded for everything WAY past the age I should have been carded, LOL........it was annoying, and now I WISH someone would ask me for an ID! hahaha
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:18 AM
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I seriously include the fact that I'm older than I look in my introduction to new classes. "I know I look like I'm about 12 years old, but I swear I'm older than that and know what I'm talking about in regards to dog training. My boss wouldn't have put me in charge if that wasn't the case." If I don't say this right up front, I swear at least one person asks how old I am during the class and the older people don't take me very seriously. I don't mind telling people how old I am, but I find it very rude that they ask.

ETA, when I first started teaching at my job now, I was standing with Classic waiting for our agility class to begin. One of the other instructors that hadn't met me yet insisted that I was there for the 4H class and I had to go with her. I was like, "Um, no I'm here for agility". She was like "Ya, 4H agility, our class is over here." My boss finally came over and introduced me as the new trainer. The look on the other instructor's face was PRICELESS.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:22 AM
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I get the very suspicious looks when I get carded. They examine it quite closely to make sure it's not fake. I'm almost 28...

I had somebody at an agility trial last year ask me if I was in 4H.

I actually just went through my closet yesterday pulling out a bunch of my graphic tees to get rid of because I'm sure that doesn't help with the looking like I'm in junior high thing. =P But I like my t-shirts... LOL...
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:22 AM
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I SO know the feeling!

I'm 26, and people tell me that I look younger than 20! I've had some really embarrassing moments with my age.

Imagine being at a fancy smancy charity banquet where the majority of everyone in the whole place is 40+ years old, and the waiters ID you THREE times for bottles of wine at the TABLE? Yeah, it's pretty terrible. I hate being singled out and it always makes me feel like I'm still a little kid doing something wrong!

But then people say "oh, you'll appreciate it when you're older!" I'm sure I will, but it's really not fun when you're told you look like a 15 year old at 26 years old.

When I was 19 or 20, some old lady told me I look 12. TWELVE.
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Old 02-28-2012, 09:04 AM
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I'll be 30 this year and I still get carded for everything.

When I was 26, I got carded for a rated R movie. >_<

But then when I was 15, I always got asked how I was liking college. Same issue as Paige.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:33 AM
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I say appreciate that. I look alot younger than I am. I get carded everywhere. And people never think Im 24. They always assume Im a younging.

But Im glad for that fact. That usually means you will stay looking younger for longer. Both my parents looks fantastic for their age so its probably genetic.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:56 AM
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My problem with the 'you'll enjoy it later' thing is that I have a disease with an average life expectancy of 40. I very well might not live to enjoy that benefit.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:03 AM
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It's hard to "enjoy" it when, like Jessie said, you get treated like you're a little kid doing something wrong when you go to buy alcohol - I also get looked at suspiciously when I sit at the bar at a restaurant - or when people just flat out treat you like you're a child. I'm nearly 30. I don't want to be nor enjoy being treated like a middle or high schooler... I don't think ANYBODY likes being treated that way.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:16 AM
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I get that a lot as well. Sometimes it bugs me, especially because I don't feel like I look that young, but usually I don't mind. It might bug me more if I drank, but I don't/can't drink (have some sort of alcohol intolerance -- makes me feel nauseous and weird/sick instantly).

But for as often as I'm referred to as being really young, there are also those who ask me if I'm married and want to know how many kids I have... which I don't get at all, haha. To me that's almost worse than people thinking I'm a kid.
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Old 02-28-2012, 11:25 AM
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At 35, when I get carded I now smile and say "Thank you!"

Its a relief that they think I might possibly be under 21. (I've always noticed that they tend to be much more laid back about carding for alcohol than smokes . . . go figure!)

Of course, I don't get carded often any more . . . .
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