Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mystified at 50

It happened again. I'm 50 years old, and have a 24-year-old daughter. Though I'm not what you would describe as balding, the hair on the back of my head has thinned noticeably. And I've grown a beard that is at least 20 percent gray. Yet I was carded again today, this time at a Wal-Mart, while buying a six-pack of beer. Could anyone tell me what the heck is going on????

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bunnygirl said...

A lot of places card everyone, regardless, so as not to put employees in the awkward situation of having to make a judgment call on people who look borderline. If you're carding everyone, supposedly no one can get offended.

Kappa no He said...

I remember going back to a certain Mexcian place every year I visited home. I loved their margaritas. For years, they carded me and they carded me...and then one day they didn't. Broke me heart.

Jim Melvin said...

Well, I'm going back to that Wal-Mart next week, only this time I'm going to hobble up on a cane. Let's see them card me then!!!


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