Thursday, September 20, 2007

An ego boost

A post on my friend Karin's blog reminded me of something that I wanted to tell all of you last week.

Now, first, everyone remembers that just 13 days ago my oldest turned 21. Right? And some of you remember that I celebrated my 40th birthday in Florida a few years back. Right?

So, last Friday morning,

I GOT CARDED!

I was at the grocery store buying bread, Doritos, beer, and cheap wine. The girl at the register said, "Can I see your ID?" I thought she meant the little scanny-discount-card-thingy so I handed her that and she swiped it. Then she kept waiting. "Can I see your driver's license?"

Still not getting it, I pulled it out and gave it to her. I thought that maybe the store had switched to a new system and needed ID for my debit card or to make sure I was using my own BigBrother discount card. I was just getting ready to ask her why she needed it when she looked up at me and back at the ID. "Wow! You look really young!"

I think I floated out of the store.

Just for grins, here I am at 21.



I think my attire may have had something to do with it. I was carded about two years ago when I was wearing a sweatshirt, tennies, etc. This time I was wearing a pale pink fleece pullover and jeans and cute earrings. And then there's the whole Doritos & beer thing.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is very cool! Last time I got carded I actually didn't have my ID on me, I'd left it at home (which I never do.) The clerk sold me the wine anyway. :-P lol

Look at you two! You both look like children in that picture.

elephantschild said...

More proof for my hypothesis that homeschooling keeps you young!

ellinghouse said...

kinda feels good....

Susan said...

That is NOT a picture of you and Colin. It's a picture of your mom and Patchy (time-travel picture).

Naomi said...
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Naomi said...

Lol! I don't even get carded more than half the time :0)

That does really look like Patchy!

Misty said...

EXCELLENT! (And can I say, I love that you called your shoes Tennies. :) I haven't heard that an well over a decade, but we grew up calling them that! :) )

Jacqui said...

It looks like a wedding photo of Patrick and Bethany -- they'll love that, won't they?

Polly said...

Us old people like doritos and beer too. : P

Being carded used to make me feel good too, until I realized it was just store policy for everybody.

!!!Haha to what Susan said!!!!!

Karin said...

Happy for you. I still laugh about that experience myself and wonder if I just looked happy, giddy and young at the time. It has not happened again.