Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Life Long Phases of Getting Carded

When I was younger, I didn't mind getting carded when buying alcohol. It mean I looked young.

As I grew older, I began to tease clerks that they need to check my ID because surely I looked far too young to be 21. 

Over the weekend, I realized I've entered a new phase of being carded.
I demand clerks check my AARP spouse card because surely I look far too young to be eligible for old people benefits. 
"Don't you want to see my card?"
"No, I don't need to."
"Yes, you DO!"



Thumper said...

Ha. We're totally into the whole GIVE ME MY DISCOUNT! phase. Even though neither of us is 55 yet...the Spouse Thingy has gone gray, so we want that 15-20% NOW.

Dani said...

The important part is he thought you we're too young. We won't focus on for what.

DogsDontPurr said...

Ha! Yes, we're in the same boat. But my husband, who is 61, looks like he's still in his 30's...damn him! He even get's carded on occasion for alcohol (for real).
The worst thing though: I got carded at Target recently (I'm 48)...and as I laughed to clerk, telling him that I was flattered...he said, "Oh...we're just *required* to card everyone."

Erf!! He could have phrased that differently!
Way to make my day, Target guy. Not!


Moogie P said...

I feel your pain. I've stopped using the self-check at Kroger on Senior Discount day ("Geezer Day," as I call it) because it invariably doesn't give me my 5% discount. Shoot -- 5% is 5%!