The Caller Is Forever Under 21

, , | Right | March 6, 2020

(I’m a bartender at a karaoke bar. This happens on a weeknight when I am working by myself.)

Caller: “Hi. Do you have to be 21 to come to sing?”

Me: “Yes, we are 21 and up.”

Caller: “Do you check ID?”

Me: “Yes, everyone needs to have a valid ID.”

Caller: “What if my kids have IDs that say they’re 21?”

Me: “Do the IDs belong to your children?”

Caller: “No.”

Me: “Then they can’t come in. Everyone needs to have their own valid ID that states they are 21 or older.”

Caller: “Okay, thank you.”

(Ten minutes later…)

New Caller: *same phone number* “Hi. Do you check ID?”

Me: “Yes, you need to be at least 21 with a valid ID to come in.”

New Caller: “Okay, thank you.”

(Five minutes later:)

Same Caller: *same phone number* “Hi, do you check ID?”

Me: “Yes, you need to be at least 21 with a valid ID to come in.”

Same Caller: “Okay, thank you.”

(Five minutes later:)

Same Caller: *same phone number* “Hi, do you check ID?”

Me: “No, we just take your word for it.”

Same Caller: “Really?”

Me: “No, not really. You have to be at least 21 with a valid ID.”

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