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    Sep 22, 2012 2:24 PM GMT
    Have you ever been asked for ID when buying alcohol? Here’s in England if you don’t look 25 you’ll be asked to show ID.

    I’m bloody 35 now, would you be flattered, shocked, annoyed?icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 2:58 PM GMT
    globetrotter2012 saidHave you ever been asked for ID when buying alcohol? Here’s in England if you don’t look 25 you’ll be asked to show ID.

    I’m bloody 35 now, would you be flattered, shocked, annoyed?icon_neutral.gif

    Annoyed at first, later flattered as I got older. I've mentioned here before that the last time I was carded was in Houston when I was 53. It wasn't everyone getting carded, or even random, just the judgment of security.

    Admittedly it was the dark interior entrance to a gay club, and I was wearing my Harley motorcycle jacket, baseball cap and sunglasses, and carrying my cycle helmet, all of which may have suggested youth. I was so happy I tipped the security guard 5 dollars. LOL!
  • Medjai

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
    In Canada, or Alberta at least, the legislation is if you look under 40, since age is so hard for many people to judge nowadays.
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:02 PM GMT
    Medjai saidIn Canada, or Alberta at least, the legislation is if you look under 40, since age is so hard for many people to judge nowadays.


    Wal-Mart told me this the other day in America when they carded me over a bottle of wine. I usually thank the person who cards me.
  • Medjai

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:03 PM GMT
    ConQuest said
    Medjai saidIn Canada, or Alberta at least, the legislation is if you look under 40, since age is so hard for many people to judge nowadays.


    Wal-Mart told me this the other day in America when they carded me over a bottle of wine. I usually thank the person who cards me.


    They're just doing their job.

    They're also supposed to ID when you sign with a credit card. It's incredibly rare, and I'm thankful when people do it.
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:05 PM GMT
    I get carded probably 4 out of 5 times. Its become a bit of an inside joke. I remember when i was 22 i had a case of Abita Root Beer (Abita also makes real beer) in my basket at the grocery and the lady asked for my ID
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:06 PM GMT
    My bf and I got carded trying to buy a video game at Best Buy. WTF??? We're in our 30s.icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:08 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidMy bf and I got carded trying to buy a video game at Best Buy. WTF??? We're in our 30s.icon_lol.gif


    I was buying a game once and got carded. I'd just upgraded my license though, so I only had the temporary paper copy, and they wouldn't let me buy it. I had to get my younger sister to buy it for me. Stupidest thing ever.
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    It depends. If I have not been to the place alot of times before Im fine with it, I am 24...but in real life I clearly dont look 21 or under...

    I am annoyed at the fact that at the bar I go to with all my friends, they card me every time. I am there probably once a week and just get beer and they make it into such a big deal with me. I actually told management the other day, its getting old...icon_rolleyes.gif

    Also yeah I got carded buying a video game when I bought Max Payne 3 months ago. The guy said, "We have to make sure your at least 18"...I looked at him like you will be doing this job for ever...(I know thats mean but he could have at least said its policy for anyone under 30)
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:14 PM GMT
    I only get carded once in a while, mostly by girls. I know their game, finding out my name so they can try to get in my pants................little sluts icon_mad.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    It's extremely rare for me to go to places where I maybe "carded", but it happens every time I do. I guess I should be flattered, but it's annoying. (I'm 31, btw!)
  • Aodhan

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:33 PM GMT
    18 is the requirement here so I get checked often! But I still look older than most around my age so I get checked the least :3
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    Aodhan said18 is the requirement here so I get checked often! But I still look older than most around my age so I get checked the least :3


    I would check you all the time icon_razz.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    Yes. People still think I am 15 yrs old saying I have a baby face


    I get very annoyed by it lol
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    A local supermarket chain IDs anyone buying alcohol, regardless of their apparent(or actual) age. Their theory is that it removes the pressure from the cashiers on trying to determine ages.

    I've seen some senior citizens get really annoyed by it though!
  • HottJoe

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    Edward24 saidYes. People still think I am 15 yrs old saying I have a baby face


    I get very annoyed by it lol


    You'll age well though and the payoff will come when you're 30.icon_smile.gif
  • unicoman1

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Sadly, it's common practice that markets must proof everybody. Even the 75 year old man lookin for his Utica Club beer. I no longer take it as a compliment icon_sad.gif

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
    Bloody oath , i would be so flattered icon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Edward24 saidYes. People still think I am 15 yrs old saying I have a baby face


    I get very annoyed by it lol


    You'll age well though and the payoff will come when you're 30.icon_smile.gif



    Thanks
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:52 PM GMT
    Psh, I still get asked for my ID all the time still -_- generally, I'm flattered icon_smile.gif
  • Montague

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    Sep 22, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    Big_C saidPsh, I still get asked for m ID -_- generally, I'm flattered icon_smile.gif


    Haha I thought you were like 20 from you're main pic!!
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    Sep 22, 2012 3:56 PM GMT
    When I run a bottle of wine over the scanner at the supermarket, an alarm goes off at the supervisor's station and the machine won't accept payment until someone comes over to verify my age. This one woman just looks at me and types in 01/01/32. icon_eek.gif
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    Sep 22, 2012 4:00 PM GMT
    Always get carded. Was in Atlantic City and the Security guard in the casino didn't believe my ID was real. icon_lol.gif
  • Timbales

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    Sep 22, 2012 4:05 PM GMT
    My supermarket also ID's everyone, I don't take it personally.
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    Sep 22, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    I was actually asked for my ID last night at dinner. I had no opinion about it and don't understand why some people are bothered by it or flattered by it. It doesn't matter.