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    Category: Underaged

    Everyone at one time has tried to sneak into a movie or bought a drink they’re too young for. However; when stupid customers make this attempt the results can be both hilarious and pitying. And this is before alcohol has destroyed their brain cell(s)!

    No ID, No Idea, Part 22

    | Norway | At The Checkout, Underaged

    (I’m at our local grocery store, buying some snacks and alcoholic beverages. The drinking age here is 18, and the store policy is to check the ID of anyone who looks younger than 25. Since I’ve used the same store my entire life, most of the cashiers know me and don’t bother to ID me. The customer behind me, who is also purchasing alcohol, has been glaring at me through the entire transaction. It’s her turn.)

    Cashier: “I’ll need to see an ID, please.”

    Customer: “Why do you need that?”

    Cashier: “Store policy.” *points to sign*

    Customer: *points to me* “You didn’t check her ID, and I’m clearly older than her. I’m not even sure she’s legal.”

    Cashier: “She is. ID, please.”

    Customer: “No! Not until you ID HER.” *glares at me*

    Cashier: *sighs and turns to me* “[My Name], may I see an ID, please?”

    Me: “Sure.” *hands over my university ID*

    Cashier: “Oh, you’re at [University] now? How’s that going?” *hands my ID back*

    Me: “It’s great, thanks for asking. Say ‘hi’ to your parents for me.” *I turn to leave*

    Cashier: “You too!” *to customer* We’ve known each other since we were six. ID, please.”

    Related:
    No ID, No Idea, Part 21
    No ID, No Idea, Part 20
    No ID, No Idea, Part 19

    They Will Be So Low When They See What Happens Next

    | CT, USA | Bad Behavior, Criminal/Illegal, Underaged

    (I’m checking IDs. A group of about five boys approach me.)

    Me: “IDs, guys?”

    (Customer #1 hands me his credit card instead of his ID.)

    Me: “…This isn’t an ID.”

    Customer #1: “Oh, right, sorry.” *he turns to his friends* “S***, bro, I’m sooooo high right now.”

    Eighteen By A Hair

    | Lancashire, England, UK | Underaged

    (Two boys who are not obviously over 18 come to the bar. By the time I reach them one of them already has his passport out.)

    Me: “Hi there! What can I get for you?”

    Boy #1: “Can I get a Carling and a Dark Fruits?”

    Me: “Sure, can I just see that ID?”

    (Boy #1 hands me his ID and is barely over 18.)

    Me: “Awesome, thanks!” *to Boy #2* “Can I see yours as well?”

    Boy #2: “I don’t have it…”

    Boy #1: “He’s my brother! We have the same birthday!”

    Me: “Okay…”

    Boy #1: “Honestly, we’re twins!”

    (I look from the tall, red-haired boy to the much shorter, brown-haired boy, who doesn’t look related to him in the slightest.)

    Me: “Yeah… I’m still going to need to see some ID, please.”

    Boy #2: *dejectedly* “It’s the hair, isn’t it?”

    Wining And Fining

    | Vail, CO, USA | Family & Kids, Food & Drink, Underaged

    (A group of twenty-somethings and their parents walks in to our apres ski bar. They order tapas and drinks. Our ski town just endured a weeklong series of under-aged drinking busts, so establishments are being extra cautious.)

    Woman: “Sweetie, you should pick a wine.”

    Girl: “I don’t know. I kind of feel like hot chocolate.”

    Woman: “No, it’s a special occasion. Get a drink.”

    Waitress: “May I get you something?”

    Girl: “Oh, sure. May I please have a mulled wine?”

    Waitress: “Sure. I just need to see some ID.”

    Girl: “Oh, I just had my license renewed, and I left my new temporary paper one in my hotel. I’m 25. I have a copy of my passport on my phone, but I totally understand if you can’t serve me. Actually, forget it. May I just have a hot cocoa?”

    Woman: “Oh, can’t you just get her her hot wine? She really is 25. I’m her mother.”

    Waitress: “Unfortunately, there have been a lot of police busts recently, and they use all sorts of tricks to try to get us to bend the law. We have to be uber-safe right now. I really can’t serve anybody who looks under 30 without a real ID.”

    Man: *leaning in* “I’m her father; it’s okay.”

    Waitress: “Unfortunately, we really can’t take your word for it. I’m so sorry. So, you wanted cocoa?”

    Man: *reddening* “No, that is not okay! This is ridiculous. This is what this country is coming to. Everything is so correct these days. I’m her father. She’s here with her parents and our geezer friends.”

    Girl: “Dad, It’s fine. Really.”

    Man: “No, it is bloody well not fine. Give me your room key. I’m getting your ID. You have your passport in your room?”

    Girl: “In the nightstand. But, Dad, really, I don’t really want a drink.”

    Man: “No! I will not have these politically correct minions dictate my life to me. You’re my daughter, and if I say you can drink, you can drink.”

    (The daughter reluctantly hands the man her hotel key, although she’s quite pink. The man storms off.)

    Girl: *to waitress* “I’m so sorry. You’re getting a big tip. He’s going to get an ulcer if he doesn’t start meditating, or something.”

    (The man returned as the group was finishing their second drinks and preparing to leave. The man marched the passport over to the waitress and insisted that she bring the girl a drink. The whole group had to sit there with their coats on and watch while the embarrassed girl slurped down her piping hot mulled wine.)

    Talking Dirt About The ID

    | USA | At The Checkout, Bad Behavior, Underaged

    (I wear glasses, but I am nearsighted, which means I can read things up close but not far away. A man with a self-important smile comes to check out.)

    Me: “ID for the alcohol, please.”

    (He hand it to me with a flourish. It is a very dirty driver’s license. I cannot read nor see the picture or information on it because of all the grime.)

    Me: *squinting*

    Man: “You should put on your glasses! Blind as a bat! They’re hanging around your neck!”

    Me: “I am nearsighted; I can see just fine up close. The reason I can’t read this is because it’s VERY dirty!”

    Everyone Else: *stops and stares at the man*

    Man: *hangs head and quietly pays*

    (The man complained later to the manager, saying that I was rude. Luckily, I was there when he called the manager, and I said ‘for telling the truth?’ and he quickly hung up.)

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