Friday, May 02, 2008

You are young and life is long

In Ontario, the legal age to buy alcohol is 19.

I got asked for ID at the Beer Store yesterday. "Carded," for those of you in other jurisdictions.

I stared at the guy for a second, pulled out my driver's license and handed it to him. He read it, eyes widened, and handed it back, muttering, "Sorry."

I said, "That's ok."

He said, "You know, I'm supposed to ask anyone who looks under 30 if they have ID. But I guess I was WAY OFF."

I said, "Dude, you don't have to rub it in."

I have always looked younger than I am, I suppose. But TWENTY YEARS younger? C'mon, when I was 18 years old Ronald Reagan was president. Jim Bakker was getting jiggy with Jessica Hahn. Gary Hart was getting jiggy with Donna Rice.

You get the idea.


  1. LOL. You know, you should be proud. I read a comment the other day in which somebody was saying how beautiful the pictures of me and my granddaughter were...

  2. Ouch. :)

    I was thinking, if I was 18, that means I got married at the age of one, and my daughter was born when I was 11 !

  3. Mickey of Kalyespeak8:03 a.m.

    Haha, that's a quick turn of emotion. Hahaha.