Elation: Clerk thought I was underage!
I rarely buy alcohol, but last night I stopped by a liquor store to pick up some wine. Unlike the local grocery stores, the liquor stores don't automatically card everyone who makes a purchase, and I was thrilled when the clerk asked me for my license! Last year I had a pretty big birthday, and I had assumed that I would never be carded again. The smile on my face when I walked out of the store was huge, and it lasted the rest of the night!
Wishing you all a weekend filled with unexpected happiness!
Thats awesome. Love it when that happens. I was with my 19 yr old daughter a while back and someone thought we were sisters...I was like...I love you! LOL.ReplyDelete
I think the clerk thought I was nuts. I kept thanking her over and over. Haha!Delete
I will be 45 in a couple months, and I still get carded - drives my husband nuts because he'll be standing right next to me! :DReplyDelete
That's awesome! :)Delete
I'm going in the opposite direction. Last year I was asked in a Blacksburg, Virginia Hardees if I wanted the "Senior" discount. I was quite taken aback and replied, "NO!!" (I'm not old enough...yet).ReplyDelete
When I told Mrs. Penwasser, she let me have it. "You mean you REJECTED a discount??? What's wrong with you??"
From now on, I'll take a discount when I get it.
This summer, I turn 55 and will be able to get a discount at the Bob Evans in Milford, Delaware. You better believe I'm gonna go get me some cheap eggs.
Like you, as soon as I qualify for the senior discount, I'm going to take it. Funny how that works...Delete
A very nice boost for the old ego :) You do look quite young... The last time I was carded was in my early 30's - my mom, sister & I were headed into the theatre. Like you, I couldn't wipe the smile off my face!ReplyDelete
I had to go grocery shopping after this happened, and the people in the store must have thought I was nuts when they saw that grin spread all over my face!
I had the same experience recently but the lady thought I DIDN'T qualify for the senior discount:) Still feels good...ReplyDelete
Yay for us!Delete
Happy weekend. :)
I would consider that a compliment as I still have to show ID but no one believes I am under ageReplyDelete
I was definitely flattered. :)Delete
That is always a great compliment!
Thanks. I'll admit that I'm still smiling about it today. :)Delete
That would make me smile, too.ReplyDelete
My hubby was carded even after he was a father to 3 kids. He let his hair go grey and now I send him to buy tickets because he gets the senior's discount automatically.ReplyDelete
That's awesome! :)Delete
isn't being carded the best feeling?ReplyDelete
Not much beats it!Delete
My office mate, who claims she's a prety good judge of age, underaged me by 12 years yesterday--and I don't think she was just being kind because she seemed genuinely surprised when I told he I'm soon to be 62.ReplyDelete
I don't WANT the damned Senior Discount!
Wow! That must have been a great feeling!Delete
Well, that's kind of cool, really!ReplyDelete
It was a nice way to end the day. :)Delete
Congrats on looking so young! It's really a boost when anyone thinks we're younger than we are!ReplyDelete
It sure is. I'm still smiling!Delete
a great feeling! you do look young!ReplyDelete
hasn't happened to me in a while, i keep getting "ma'am"d
but my friends all say i look younger than them, so that's nice!
Thanks, Tara! I get the ma'ams too, which made this experience even better.Delete
Thanks again for the banner. I love it!
Dana your new banner is adorable I LOVE it!!! it is so YOU!!! and congrats on your SWS post it is fun to feel the youth in life once in awhile and by that I mean we are younger than we feel on any given day!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks to both! My friend Tara from Tara Tyler Talks (www.taratylertalks.blogspot.com) designed it. I absolutely love it!Delete
It's nice to feel young. :)
love the new blog look Dana! Good for you to get carded!! I remember my husband last got carded when he was about 39 years old, LOL; he went to the store first thing in the morning to get some things I needed for that certain time of the month (good guy he is) and got some beer since it was a Saturday and they carded him. He was so excited when he came home and told me. I always looked older than I was so even before I was 21 and out where I shouldn't have been (those were the good old days when they didn't routinely card, LOL) I rarely got carded. Son has a "baby" face and we figure he'll be carded into his 30's.ReplyDelete
Enjoy the feeling!!
and have a great rest of the weekend!
Thanks! My friend Tara from Tara Tyler Talks (www.taratylertalks.blogspot.com) designed my new banner. I love it!Delete
That must have been a great experience for your husband. I definitely know how he felt! I'm still smiling. :)
What a great moment for you :)ReplyDelete
It really was! :)Delete
That is very exciting! Unfortunately, hasn't happened to me in a long, long time. I blame the kids for aging me.ReplyDelete
I hear you! I suspect I'll start finding gray hair soon...Delete
Congratulations! I can't remember the last time that happened to me, but I do remember how it made me feel.ReplyDelete
On the rare times I still get carded I know the ABC people are probably on the premises, but it is a real confidence booster for a few seconds! :)ReplyDelete
Haha! Indeed. :)Delete
That's happened to me too a few times after I hit thirty. Not so much now I'm getting closer to 40 though.ReplyDelete
And then you've got the opposite. Like the other day I was in the library young adult section. And this teen girl says, Excuse me ma'am and then asks me a question.
I appreciated her politeness, but I sighed inwardly. Ma'am. Why can't they come up with a new word that means Ma'am, but that isn't Ma'am? I'd settle for Miss, but a new word would be even better.
Don't you just love being called ma'am? ;) That's happened to me a few times, too.Delete
Bravo for being awarded perfect genes!ReplyDelete
I'd better thank my parents the next time I talk to them!Delete
You ARE quite youthful! Love every second of it!ReplyDelete
Aw, you're sweet. Thanks!Delete