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No, You May Not See My I.D.

There is a point when being carded for purchasing an alcohol beverage is no longer fun, or charming, it's just ridiculous.

I am so way past 21 that to think that I'm not old enough to buy this wine is a joke.  And I see that some stores post, "If you appear 26 or younger we will ask to see i.d."  That's just fine.  However, I'm pretty darn sure that all of my lotions and potions, no matter how expensive they are or how vigilantly I apply them, are having me look younger by twice my age.

There was a time when I would respond to the request of "Can I see your i.d.?" with a big smile.  'Well, of COURSE you can!' I would say, waiting to see the shocked expression on their face and hope they would respond with a "Wow!".  Not to say that that would happen, I just wanted it to.

Now if they ask for i.d. I get annoyed.  They're just messin' with me.  Look cashier person, I'm onto you.  You were probably trained to spot the tired looking mom in line, with her bottle(s) ;-> of wine on the conveyor belt and were told to 'ask for proof of appropriate age', thinking that would just make our day.  Well, let me tell you, when/if you ask, I'm not charmed.  I'm getting a bit insulted.  Did you even really look at me?  I've earned my lines and wrinkles from years of livin', so the best way to acknowledge my "experience" is NOT to card me. 

(This kind of attitude comes with age, People.  But those of you in my age group know that already, don't you?  :-> )

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