Post # 1
people that are definately not 21 and you know they have fake IDs?
I don’t mean to be a bitch here but I’m friends with this annoying girl on facebook who CONSTANTLY has a new “is attending *** Pub Crawl”. It’s almost one every day. And almost every single picture of her on facebook in the last year has been of her with a beer in her hand or with her in a bar dancing.
I don’t have ANYTHING against drinking. I enjoy my time out with friends, but for some reason seeing the constant partying updates when she’s only 19 makes me insane.
Post # 3
Yes because it’s illegal and there is no excuse to get away with it. That person should be reported to the police for underage drinking. Even if she isn’t in your local area, just having her name and computer address is enough for them to track her down.
Post # 4
Well I know it is illegal. And I’ve been conflicted as to what to do about it. I don’t know if I wanna make her life even more hell (even though she has obviously given mine plenty at work.)
Post # 5
I understand what you mean… I definitely did my share of underage drinking, but I think I still managed to retain a little dignity. I didn’t broadcast it (although fb wasn’t around) and I was certainly aware of the consequences. IMO, being underage and posting pictures and status updates like that just shows how stupid she really is!
Post # 6
Hide her status updates. As long as she’s not drinking and driving the only person shes hurting is herself.
Post # 7
Many people do drink underage, knowing it’s wrong. But at that age, those people don’t give two craps about the law, which is in place for a reason. As an adult, knowing something is wrong like that, it should not be a difficult decision to make to inform the proper authorities. Chances are, if you don’t report her, someone else will. If she suffers repercussions, she brought it on herself and it’s not your place to beat yourself up for it.
Post # 8
I thought someone had to actually be caught in the act, though I guess the photos are definitely damning evidence. Can you give the police an anonymous tip?
Post # 9
@Statutory Grape: I am not sure about photos for legal purposes, but I have used fb to catch a student in a lie before. She told me she couldn’t turn in a big assignment because she was in a car wreck that weekend. I just felt weird about it so I looked her up on facebook and her profile was public and she had been tagged in a bunch of photos the night before out drinking with her friends for her birthday (the photos were dated by the camera). Needless to say, she didn’t get the extra time to complete the assignment and ended up failing…
So I guess regardless of whether it’s legal or not, people should definitely watch what they put on their profile!
Post # 10
I don’t know. In these sort of situations, where it really has no effect on me i think the best thing to do is stay out of people’s business. (and i don’t mean that in a snarky way).
I certainly did a lot of underage drinking in college. I mean every party from high school on had alcohol. And at some point in college pretty much everyone had fake IDs. I really don’t see what the big deal is. If people are going to be idiots and let drinking take over their lives, well that’s really too bad but at the end of the day, it’s their problem. If you’re going to have alcohol problems, you’re going to have them regardless of age.
As for the legal aspect, the drinking laws in this country are ridiculous. nothing separates a 20 year old from a 21 year old. Somehow every other country has recognized that except our puritanical country. it just boggles my mind that kids are sent off to war at 18, entrusted to elect the president and are otherwise declared independent adults yet they can’t even have a beer.
Post # 11
It only annoys me for one reason.
My sister was a bartender at one of the popular bars on the pier. On busy nights they put someone outside to check IDs so the bartenders don’t have to bother checking inside (can get through customers faster). Well the girl outside wasn’t good at checking and my sister ended up serving alcohol to a minor. She immediately was fired and got a $1000 fine from the city :/ The city ended up dropping the fine because of the girl at the front not checking, but she never got her job back.
So yeah, drinking underage in a personal residence, no problem! Just be careful using your fake ID at a bar/restaurant because it could affect more than you!
Post # 12
Honestly, unless she’s drinking and driving, I don’t see the harm in it. What she’s doing is fairly typical for a 19 year old. It’s probably her first chance to really go out and let loose like that. I know I did my share of partying at that age too. I would just block her on Facebook if it bothers you, but I wouldn’t report her unless there was something super serious going on.
Post # 13
Yea it is annoying but it is her life. Young people drink regardless. I did, my neice does, hell my parents as well as hers did. I honestly don’t see how reporting this would do any good. It is all an assumption since it would be based on photos and I beleive the police would tell you they need to physically catch them drinking or with alcohol in their hands. I just have to agree with what Meowkrs said.
Post # 14
Block her status updates if it’s really bothering you, but to be candid, I don’t really understand why you care so damn much to come on a board like this and complain about?
(Full disclosure: In Canada the legal drinking age is 19 is most provinces and 18 in one province. I had a fake id from 17 onward and drank since I was 15. When I was actually legal drinking age and around 20 drinking wasn’t that big of a deal and I didn’t party anymore.)
Seriously, unless she’s drinking and driving, you really should put your energy into something else, more productive.