Friday, March 25, 2011

Carded At 27

People always say that when you stop being carded, you’ll be disappointed. Maybe they’re right, but at 27, almost 28, I find it incredibly hilarious that just about everywhere I go, be it a restaurant, vineyard or anywhere else alcohol is served, I typically still get carded!

I guess being petite and having a high voice doesn’t help any, and while I understand the need for businesses to be careful, it still makes me feel a bit silly. I mean, do I really look like I’m under 21, which is how old my seven-year younger sister will be this year? Do I, someone who has been a working professional for years, is now married, and is working her way through grad school, really look young enough to still be an undergrad?


I guess so, because with every passing year, though I always think people will finally stop asking, it continues to happen. This past weekend, while visiting two wineries with Stephen and my sister-in-law, staffers took one look at me and asked us to all whip out our ID cards.

In this case, I felt even sillier than usual, because not only did Stephen, who’s already 28, have to pull out his ID, but so did my sister-in-law, who is in her 30s! The staffer who looked at Stephen’s ID even made a point in announcing, “He’s been getting carded for a long time!” “We all have,” I answered back, shaking my head and laughing in disbelief.

If you’re over 21, do you find that you still get carded frequently, or find that people take you to be younger than you really are?

(Photo Credit: winelist.com)

11 comments:

  1. I still get carded when I go to the liquor store...I find it funny...but again I am pretty short and wear my hair in pig tails!! hehe

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  2. I have accepted that I will be carded forever. I think it's my cheeks. They're so... cherubic.

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  3. I don't get carded too often in San Francisco, but when we visit our friends in the suburbs, we always get carded. I'm the "youngest" of the bunch at 29 - it's hilarious when it happens to our friends in their mid-30s.

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  4. I get carded every once in awhile but not all the time..I guess I look like an old lady already! You'll be happy about this one day when we're all 50 and you STILL look 20! :)

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  5. I live in a college town, we get carded well into our 30s. If I'm a regular they usually serve me but liquor store and grocer? Heck no, ID is needed.

    I pretend it makes me feel young but I know they're just scared to death of getting caught.

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  6. I am sure I will be carded til i am 40

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  7. Yup. Got carded last night actually. It happens to me all the time. I'm always happily surprised when I DON'T get carded. :)

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  8. I get carded too, but I'm only 22. I have a small office and we went to Happy Hour on Friday afternoon, and I am the youngest by about 20 years. And I got carded. My coworkers got a big laugh out of that!

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  9. i use to get carded frequently, but recently not very much. so when i get carded, i smile. i'm 28 :)

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  10. Too funny! Yes, I get carded pretty much everytime we go out for drinks, or somewhere 21 and up. I was even carded for an "R" movie a couple times recently! haha

    I'm 5"3', have some freckles so I think people assume I'm younger.. who knows! lol

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  11. Heather, I feel your pain! At 26 I ALWAYS get carded. I have grown to accept it - not like it, nut accept it!
    But get this, last week when I was out in an expat bar in Taiwan, I didn't get carded and I WAS P***ED! I seriously felt upset that I don't look like a teenager anymore, at least over here =).
    Sigh, the grass will always be greener!

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