Let Them Have The Last Word Of The Law

, , , | Right | August 17, 2018

(I work in a family-oriented sports bar as a bartender. As per company policy, I must ID everyone, regardless of age, and I’m required to ID even regulars. This policy causes some grumbles, but generally people are good-natured about it.)

Guest: “I’ll take [Beer].”

Me: “All right, may I see your ID, please?”

Guest: *looks at me funny* “I’m obviously over 21.”

Me: “I’m sure, but I have to ID everyone regardless.”

Guest: “No, you don’t.”

Me: “Uh… Yes, I do. The ABC people are out in full force checking for ID violations, and I don’t want to get in trouble.”

Guest: *smugly* “No, the law says if they look over 35 you don’t have to ask for ID.”

Me: “If I don’t ID everyone, I could lose my job.”

(The guest continues to ramble about the law, but eventually shows me his ID.)

Me: “Thanks.”

Guest: “You don’t have to ID, though; it’s not Tennessee law.”

(I ignored the comment for my own sanity and went about my business.)

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