Post # 1
Just curious! I turned 25 about a month ago and don’t get carded as often as I think I should. Also, I think I look young for my age.
I always get carded at the grocery store when buying alcohol. I get carded probably 1/3 of the time when I’m ordering drinks with dinner or at a restaurant bar. I get carded about 1/2 the time I’m at a bar (a non-restaurant bar).
I don’t know if this matters, but I never used a fake ID when I was under 21.
Post # 3
I almost always get carded at the wine store.
I usually get carded at clubs/bars (but they card EVERYONE in NYC).
I never get carded at restaurants/grocery store.
Post # 4
I’m 23, but I look about 17, so I get carded everywhere, except in the one liquor store I go to alot because they recognize me. I used to even get carded when I studied abroad in Germany and you only need to be 16 to drink there (18 for some clubs, but I was 20/21 at the time)
Post # 5
I’m 25, almost 26, and I’d say I get carded 1 out of 4 times. 1/2 the time I get asked my birth date or age.
It really depends though on where I am (always at the ABC store, less at restaurants), who I’m with (do they look older, have facial hair, dress older, etc.), and what I’m wearing (work clothes or weekend clothes).
Post # 6
I always get carded at the liquor store, and always at clubs (but they check everyone’s ID at clubs here just to get in).
I never get carded at bars or restaurants.
However, when I lived in the UK, I got carded for buying a kitchen knife. Apparently it’s not legal to sell knives to anyone under the age of 16. I was 25, lol.
Post # 7
31 and I still get carded 98% of the time
Post # 8
40 and I get carded all the time. I always make fun of the FH as he never does and they always do with me. I do the happy dance every single time.
Post # 9
I am 27. I rarely get carded at resturants – but at bars yes (they typically card at the door, so you don’t have an option) and at the grocery store its about a 50/50 chance I will get carded.
Post # 10
I am 27 and always get carded. DH is 31 and always gets carded.
Post # 10
I’m 25 and I get carded 99% of the time. It’s rare that I don’t get carded. My sister who is 23 NEVER gets carded.
Post # 11
Only 22 but when I lived in Michigan I got carded everywhere, they are extremely strict about drinking there. Now I live in chicago and the only place I get carded is at the grocery store or huge national restaurant chains where they really enforce carding rules. It’s as though no one else really cares how old I am lol.
Post # 12
Im 21 (will be 22 in august) and have only been carded 3 times EVER and 2 of those times were on my 21st birthday… never get carded at the store but me and my friends have a regualar bar that we go to so they know us by name lol…. But the only other time i have been carded is 1 time going to a drag show but they had to scan all IDs… Looks like oregon hardly cards…
Post # 13
I am 30 and get carded ALL THE TIME. Sometimes when I am with my husband, who is 31, they will look at him and then say “nevermind” after they asked for my ID. WTF?
True story – I got carded for an R-rated movie last year.
Post # 14
29 and EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Heck, the last time I bought from the ABC store, the guy kept turning my license every way possible to make sure it wasn’t a forgery. He kept it way long than he kept my FI’s (we bought from the same store and person before).
I wanted to say “Yeah, dude, it’s the BEST FORGERY EVER. Straight from the DMV complete with watermark.” Sheesh.
I even got carded for buying my FI’s cigs.
Looking young is wonderful, except when you get carded all the damn time.
The only time I DO NOT get carded is when it’s people I know checking me out and they a) went to school with me or b)are former co-workers.
Post # 15
@septcabride: OMG! You too!!!! We (my MOH and I) were carded when we went to see Red Riding Hood this past February (March?)!!!!!