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Old 01-28-2019, 01:25 PM
 
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Some workers are weird, and just check everyone's ID, or do it for random reasons. I got carded a few months ago when seeing an R rated movie. I do not look like I'm 16.
When I was asked, I had to go out to my car to get my I.D. (I had planned to just run into the store with my money, and run back out.) I was pleasant about it. The guy's just doing his job. I was like "Oh! OK, let me run back out to the car."


When I showed him my I.D., he blushed and thanked me, and gave me back my I.D.


For the record, I don't think I was a 40 yr. old that looked like an 18 yr. old. IMO, MAYBE I could've passed for 30. But not even I am vain enough to think I looked 18 or younger at the time.
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Old 01-28-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Some workers are weird, and just check everyone's ID, or do it for random reasons. I got carded a few months ago when seeing an R rated movie. I do not look like I'm 16.
Company policy most likely. Our company cards everyone for 40, regardless of state laws. Considering how truly awful at guessing ages some of our cashiers are it's probably a necessary CYA policy, lol.
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Old 01-28-2019, 05:19 PM
 
Location: S.W. British Columbia
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Any time someone asks I say "Old enough to know better, young enough to do it again."

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Old 01-28-2019, 08:01 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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"I think you look about a year older than you were last year."
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Never mind the age, how many miles ?
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Old 01-29-2019, 08:36 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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If people are also asking you to guess their weight, you need to stop dressing like a carnival huckster.
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:42 PM
 
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If people are also asking you to guess their weight, you need to stop dressing like a carnival huckster.



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Old 01-29-2019, 03:20 PM
 
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Some of these suggested replies are cracking me up.

I usually say "somewhere between 18 and 85". Or occasionally just flatly reply that I don't guess ages. Because I agree, it's usually someone fishing for a guess that's much younger than they really are.

I have no problem telling people my age (in person, that is). I think perceptions of what certain ages look like is often skewed and it doesn't help when people lie about or conceal their ages. I don't think anyone owes another person that information, but it would be nice if there was less taboo around it and we didn't have to keep resorting to "29" or "39" jokes.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I had someone do a fun spin on the guess my age game at a party. Instead of stating your age you had to give some fun facts about yourself.

I started using Instagram when I was 12. My favorite song in my teens was Selena Gomez. The first movie I watched in the theater without my parents was Up. I played Oregon Trail in 7tg grade. Etc, little clues to help gauge your age.
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:43 AM
 
Location: NY>FL>VA>NC>IN
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I got a friend request from a friend of a friend a couple of months ago. I was leery of accepting the request, but spent a couple of days exchanging messages. At one point, I mentioned something about grandkids. This guy says "you have grandkids?" and I explained they were my stepson's kids. He said "you don't look old enough to have grandkids." I just said "Yeah...so I've been told." and left it at that.


Last time I got carded, it was to buy cigarettes. Legal age in Missouri is 18. I was 40.

Do you really think the clerk in Missouri thought you were under 18? *eyeroll* I guess it may've been a really dumb clerk, or stoned clerk, or just to be safe and not get fired/in trouble I'll card EVERYone who isn't obvi 75+, clerk.

And the guy may have reasons for flattery; guys do that yanno.
Or, perhaps you had your children at age 13-15, therefore are way too young to be a grandmother?
(those who like to brag how folk take them for younger usually have self esteem issues/are a tad delusional)

that said...

couple anecdotes:

tall, slender, impeccably dressed black lady in the thrift store (both of us customers); she was stunning, like Vogue cover stunning. This is in Fort Wayne IN so she really stood out as to dress, very sophisticated. Just gorgeous. Thought she was my age MAX (I am 55 female) but prob 45-48 realistically.

Me to her: you are so stunning I keep staring, sorry
Her: (laughing) yeah I look OK for 50, right?
Me: hellyeah you do
Her: (laughing harder) I have a son who is 50
Me: OK I'll just go home and put my head in the oven now, thanks

Manager at that same store, wee girl, prob a size 3, smooth skin, beautiful features, tomboyish, long hair. We were joking about "kids these days" and I said:
Me : girl please what are you, nineteen?
Her: 38 and I have SEVEN KIDS

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