Flattered or Annoyed?

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  1. TimeZoneCST
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    A short thread. Belly up to the bar at the B Terminal RCC @ ORD and was asked for my id when ordering my usual. I'm 41. Do I really look under age? Seiously? Wow! Hmmmmm. I'm never amazed at what happens in travel land. :confused: :eek: :p LOL
     
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    Be flattered! Being annoyed won't change anything, bar tender is just doing his job. Plus, how awesome is it that you're 41 and still getting carded?! Facebook status that moment.
     
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    Agreed,agreed, agreed!!
     
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    Every bar in the PHX airport will ask you for your ID. Even if you are 95 and look it.
     
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    Congrats! I love it when it happens to me. :D

    Not just PHX, but any airport where the bars are run by HMSHost. ;)
     
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    Way to make a fella feel loved...:p
     
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    I know..I felt a bit bad after posting:p
     
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    I laugh and thank them when it happens.

    Now, still don't know what to think about what happened in Sydney last year. Was being treated in the luggage hall for what turned out to be PE, and the immigration agent said he didn't know how I could look that good and fresh after a flight from the US. At the time, I was soon to be placed on oxygen, my pulse ox was in the 80s, and was about to be taken to the hospital...:confused:
     
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    I know, just as I didn't mean to make you feel badly for posting about making him feel badly or something like that...
     
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    I'd rather be carded for alcohol than asked if I qualify for the seniors discount at Perkins Family Restaurant...it happened and I didn't qualify in case you're wondering...:mad:
     
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    My wine store has a policy of carding everyone and entering the date of birth into the computer, although sometimes the manager will override by just making up a date to enter for me. It would be easy to cheat as the machine doesn't verify against previous purchases with the same credit card.
     
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    When you're only 26 and you get the one flight of the year where the FA in F insists on taking your ID before serving you a drink, it's annoying. I'm too young to view it as flattery. Clearly it's not a common practice if every other time I fly F no one asks.
     
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    Not at all offended. I should be flattered ya know?! Maybe we should feel bad for the poor bar tendered who has to listen to that voice in head that's telling him how ridiculous this is but will get whacked by his boss if he doesn't ask a forty year old for his id, haha
     
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    Now THAT is funny. I hope we can all laugh at the small stuff :D
     
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    That will teach you to stop dining at that fine :confused: establishment; try a Waffle House instead. :p

    When I was in my early 20s I was always given a hard time on the west coast in bars because of my OH drivers license had become delaminated, as if I had tried to alter it. I finally just started carrying around my passport. :rolleyes:
     
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    I always carry my passport because I don't want to show my home address either for alcohol or to fly.
     
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    And I didn't mean to make you feel bad for posting after I made him feel bad for posting
     
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    Haha I'm 24 and it doesn't bother me. The FAs always ask (it's the law), so maybe I'm just used to it because I look so fabulously youthful! Just think, people think you're 5 years younger than you really are. How awesome will that be when you're 50???

    Edit: Maybe it's less cool for a 26yo guy than a 24 yo girl???
     
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    Is your wine store Byerlys? They do this -
     
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    An RCC tender told me a bit back that they now card everyone regardless. He indicated it is under video surveillance, no way around it. One ID for every drink that leaves the bar.

    Last time at ORD C RCC I had to take 2 different driver license up to get 2 glass of red vino. One for me, one for my boss. We avg 25 years over drinking age probably between the two of us!

    Like timezonecst said, tender probably knows it's whacked but under video if they check it and a drink goes without them checking, they are bye bye gone gone fired.
     
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    It does not surprise me that they card at the RCC; my annoyance is more about what happens in the air where the rules seem more lax and I get used to not needing to put up with it. Specific rules could vary by state, but in an RCC you're on the ground, and things seem to be more strict there. I haven't been to the RCC in SEA, but In WA, everyone in your party gets carded at the liquor store, even if you're the only one buying anything.
     
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    Many jurisdictions now require ID for all purchases. I enjoy the signs in California that say "I'd card my own Mother". And I WILL take the senior discount even if I still have a few months before I am eligible. I hate when they ask me if I qualify for the senior discount and I have to be honest and say no. I am now at the point where I usually say give it to me anyway.
     
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    I've been doing very well with my passport card for both uses. ;)
     
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    Only in the U.S.. :rolleyes:
    Well not really.. I've seen on big festivals, like oktoberfest in munich, they will ask everyone even though legal drinking age is 16.
     
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    They will also serve everyone, unless you are wearing a diaper!
     
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