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Old 02-03-2017, 09:13 AM
 
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I was buying a bottle of gin and I was I'd , I was 31
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Old 02-03-2017, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
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I am 46 and I was ID's last week, LOL. Some of the younger folks at the grocery store truly can't tell how old you are if you are older than 25, and with a policy of carding anyone who looks 30 years old or youger means they card everybody who isn't abviously a senior citizen.
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Almost Paradise
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Every time I buy wine in the grocery store. It's a law in Tennessee. I'm 50+
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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There are some businesses that ID everyone. Alaska also requires ID at any liqour store purchase (the have to enter the DOB for every sale).

I was ID'd at age 29 for Tobacco once, I don't have a baby face. The clerk said it was the Goatee.
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Old 02-04-2017, 05:50 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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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.
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Old 02-04-2017, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Default What is the oldest Age you have been ID'd for Alcohol?

I'm mid 60s and was asked for an ID when buying a six pack of beer at a grocery store recently.

I told the 30 something clerk, "You're not old enough to check my ID."

She says, "Sorry, it's store policy."

I said, "My policy is not to cave in to dumb store policies."

She sold me the beer with no further interrogation.
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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There are some businesses that ID everyone. Alaska also requires ID at any liqour store purchase (the have to enter the DOB for every sale).

I was ID'd at age 29 for Tobacco once, I don't have a baby face. The clerk said it was the Goatee.
I was about to mention the same thing: I was about 26, pregnant with my second baby and my other one was in the basket. I said to the checker: My gosh I am expecting my second baby. Her comment which made good sense, that has little to do with whether you are 18 or older.

As for liquor, other than stores and states that require them to check everyone I was again, about 26 and the bar tender asked my dad if I was old enough to drink legally. Daddy explained we were celebrating my BD.

Now I often say to a checker; please don't tell me I am too old to buy booze.
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Old 02-05-2017, 01:44 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Every single time I buy a bottle of wine and use the self checkout line....

Seriously though..... I think I was in my mid-30's and got carded buying a bottle of vodka..... Full disclosure, the clerk was a VERY elderly woman and we were on a beach vacation, so I had on no makeup, hair pulled back or up and was probably a bit sunburned and windblown......
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:18 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I'm 64, and have never been asked for an ID, even when I was 19. My wife and I (of 42 years) went to a club on our first date in 1972, in San Francisco, and had drinks without being carded. I was 20, she was 19. I guess I was already too old when they started to rally crack down.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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Some grocery stores here have a stated policy that they card everyone, even if you look like you're 80. Other than these "mandatory" situations, the occasion on which I've been carded the oldest was 34 at a restaurant bar.
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