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Old 02-28-2012, 12:25 PM
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People constantly think I'm 14 and that my best friend is 13.

When we were in Texas last summer, we were staying at her sisters apartment and went down to swim at the community pool. The lady almost made use pull out our licenses to prove we were 18 and 19, she was convinced we were the above ages

It happens constantly to us... I don't understand it because I don't think we look THAT young.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:39 PM
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I'm 24 almost. People ask me why I'm out so late and where's my mom all the time. If I'm buying smokes or alcohol for any reason they almost ALWAYS want to ask if my ID is fake.

I once had a cop snatch my God damned id out of my hand after the cashier handed it back because it was obviously a fake. I was so pissed I asked him if he'd like to follow me back to the house to get my birth certificate just to check. (We were across the street) :
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:45 PM
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If those who accuse me of being young weren't so condescending and snooty, I wouldn't really mind.

In Vegas we got carded once, and the lady was actually very nice about it. In Atlantic City we were carded a million times in the Borgata before someone was nice enough to tell us that we could go to security, get our IDs checked, and get a stamp.

I ordered a drink at my sister's birthday party a couple of years ago. At first I asked about two of the drinks because I couldn't make up my mind. The waitress looked at me as if I had no reason to be asking such a question and was wasting her time. When I proceeded to actually order a drink, she snottily asked for my ID, and rudely flipped it back at me after she had checked it.

Just this past Thursday a bunch of us went to Tilted Kilt. They check IDs and stamp your hand at the door. Adam showed his ID and got a stamp, but I just said I didn't feel like drinking. He looked at me like I was somehow wasting his time, and asked me if I had an ID or not. I said yes, he asked to see it. He stared at it for awhile, then handed it back while turning his nose up and looking the other direction. He didn't even give me a stamp. What was the point?

I got offered a kids menu until about 18-20. Sometimes I'll still order off the kids menu.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:00 PM
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I used to get the same reaction and used to hate it. So I started dressing older and my age (early 30's) and less like a teeny bopper and the reaction changed almost overnight! I rarely asked to get carded and if I want the kids meal
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:11 PM
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I am 31. A few months ago, I was carded for something (I think it was spray paint?) that you have to be 18 to buy. It blew my mind. I'm used to being carded for alcohol, but c'mon!

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`I looked way older growing up. At 12 I looked 16. 16 onwards I still look 16.
I had the same problem, but worse. From the age of 12 onwards, I kept being mistaken for my mother's younger sister. All. The. Time. Talk about a major blow to the self-image of any teen. I look like an adult in my junior high school pictures. It lasted until I was about 19 or 20. Then, it was as if I stopped aging from that point onward. I think I may actually look younger now than I did in my teens. I think it's a family thing, since my sister and my mother have the same issue. My sister is 27 and still gets mistaken for a student at the public school where she works.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:20 PM
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I am 31. A few months ago, I was carded for something (I think it was spray paint?) that you have to be 18 to buy. It blew my mind. I'm used to being carded for alcohol, but c'mon!
The alcohol law here is "if you look under 40, we ID," but I don't know if it's the same for stuff like spray paint and violent video games and all that stuff. I HAVE wondered because I've also been carded for buying... I dunno, I think it was an aerosol adhesive. On the one hand, it would seem ridiculous to be the same - but on the other hand, if they're going to be subjective anyway about how "old" people "look," it seems equally ridiculous to be different...
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It doesn't normally bug me although it does get annoying constantly fielding questions about my age. I was annoyed at the Dr. Pepper man at Costco though lol, for asking if my mom was with me - dude, I'm 20 years old, I can take this tiny Dixie cup of Dr. Pepper without a parent!

It also gets frustrating if it results in them talking to me like I'm a little kid. That's the worst and is frankly a little uncomfortable.

Haha, last year at my sister's wedding... I was a bridesmaid and while we were eating at the reception, one of the other bridesmaids turns to me and goes, "so, are you in 8th grade?" (not sure where she pulled that number from). "Uhhh, no.... I'm in my 2nd year of college...." So weird.

Generally though I just laugh about it, and yeah I'd rather have people underestimate my age than wayyy overestimate it.
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Old 02-28-2012, 02:39 PM
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I ordered a drink at my sister's birthday party a couple of years ago. At first I asked about two of the drinks because I couldn't make up my mind. The waitress looked at me as if I had no reason to be asking such a question and was wasting her time.p
I just wanted to say, as a bartender, if you are kind of on the fence about if this person is legal drinking age, things like them asking about drinks, being unsure what they want, or seeming nervous asking is usually a red flag and when you decide to check ID.

Granted, her attitude about it was uncalled for, but asking about drinks and being unsure of what you want is a good way to get carded
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:18 PM
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I think I was just asking what was in something because it wasn't listed. Or maybe which she preferred. I dunno, something that I didn't think seemed like that odd of a question, lol. I didn't really mind that she asked, it was more how rude she was about it. She looked about the same age as I was (I think I was 23 then), and I was sitting right next to my parents. I may have done some stupid things in my life, but I'm not that stupid.
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I feel ya.
I turned 21 last month. I still get carded for cigs. Except at 2 gas stations in town that I've been going to for over a year.

Alcohol? Psh forget it. I went to buy some Smirnoff last week and the cashier threatened to call the cops on me cause he thought my ID was fake LOL
I look about 17, 18 on a good day lol.
I was ID'd a few months ago.



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The only time it's annoying is when I am working. People have often referred to me as 'that young one' or tell me I can't be much older than such and such and blah blah. And other professionals can not take you seriously. But stress is ageing me very quickly!!!
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