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Old 02-06-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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I am 61 and was id'ed in World Market when buying a British Christmas Pudding that was advertised as having Glenfiddich whisky in it.

After presenting my id to the young lady, I did point out that any alcohol in the pudding would disappear in cooking. She seemed surprised.
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Old 02-08-2017, 06:10 PM
 
Location: The South, by the grace of God
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I'm knocking on 60 and was carded, and NOT allowed to participate in a bourbon tasting because I had left my id at the hotel. Go figure! But apparently in KY new distilleries have a hi-tech protocol that requires the scanning of your id to prove that you are actually who the id says you are....
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Old 02-10-2017, 07:51 AM
 
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I am 61 and was id'ed in World Market when buying a British Christmas Pudding that was advertised as having Glenfiddich whisky in it.

After presenting my id to the young lady, I did point out that any alcohol in the pudding would disappear in cooking. She seemed surprised.
When my wife and I were first dating she worked at a World Market. It was company policy to card everyone. Believe me she thought it was annoying but simply had to go along with it, even if the person was clearly in their 60's or beyond. I'm sure this person was just CYA.

I once got carded for a bottle of sparking grape juice. I tried explaining to the clerk that it wasn't an alcoholic beverage, but eventually decided it was easiest just to show my ID.

Another interesting observation. I was buying cooking wine using the self checkout and it didn't promp the system to confirm my age. So a tip for all you teenagers out there, if you don't mind a bit of salt in your beverage go out and get some cooking wine. I also now know better and use real wine when cooking, but that's a different story.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:54 AM
 
Location: God's Country
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In West Virginia, some Rite-Aid employees couldn't figure out if a person looked old enough. The company got fined. Now everybody has to show ID to the cashier to buy alcohol. Everybody. Including this gray haired Social Security recipient. That's stupid.

Yeah, same thing with the Md. Rite-Aid, and I'm 73!!!


But that's a special circumstance. To answer the OP question it was 21, and that came as a surprise, because I always looked older. When I was 17, guys who were 18-20 would commission me to buy their alcohol for them. Never carded. The guys were extremely generous with their change and I ended up with a fat wallet.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:33 PM
 
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I almost never get alcohol, so the last time I was carded was probably when I was about 31 at a bar where EVERYONE was carded without question. I'm mid-40s now.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I was three times the legal drinking age, 63. When the young clerk at Trader Joe's asked for my ID, I thought it was so funny, I burst out laughing. He said that the store's policy was to require ID from everybody no matter what.
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Old 02-12-2017, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Texas
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40.

I just turned 41.

I bet it was one of those situations where everyone just gets carded.

However, a lady at the club just asked which college I play tennis for.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Montreal -> CT -> MA -> Montreal -> Ottawa
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45

It was the first time that I was making Chicken Marsala so of course I had to buy Marsala wine. I'm from Montreal, where the drinking age is 18, but I was living in Connecticut at the time, where it's 21. Anyway. I go to the store, find the wine, and go to the register. She's not ringing up the sale, nothing. Just raises an eyebrow and asks for ID. "Are you kidding?," I ask. "I'm 45 and going to make chicken for my husband." She asks for ID again. I give her my driver's license and she bursts out laughing. "I can't believe it. You look 12." (Okay, I'm short, but 12?!?) She's still not ringing up the sale. She gets on the phone and calls her co-worker to "Come to the front. You've got to see this." The co-worker arrives and the cashier says "This girl is 45! Look at her driver's license." Meanwhile, I just want to get home and make chicken. I know that I look young but I'm beginning to feel embarrassed.

Now I'm 51, almost 52. Those 6 years make a difference. Now I just say "Thank you so much for saying that! Can I buy you a car?" to show my appreciation.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Well I'm 22, so I'll probably get ID'd for the next 10 years at least.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I'm 28 and still get carded sometimes.. mostly at bars and grocery stores where they require everyone to show ID. I rarely get carded at restaurants though..
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