Wednesday, May 7, 2008

I got carded last night...

... &, no, it wasn't for anything exciting like cigarettes or booze. I went to buy canned air (you know the type you use to clean out computers) & I guess you have to be 18 or older to buy it.

I'm pretty sure the guy thought I was younger than 18- he was getting ready to tell me my mom had to come in to buy it for me (my wearing of Scott's high school sweatshirt, my unkempt hair, & converse might have lead him to the conclusion that I couldn't possibly be responsible to 2 babies).

However, I was able to whip out my ID & purchase my canned air... add this to the list of things I can purchase now that I'm an adult...

1. cigarettes
2. alcohol
3. lottery tickets
4. rent a rug doctor (yes, when I was 17 I was told I had to be 18 to rent a rug doc)
5. ... & now... canned air

8 comments:

Ash said...

I got carded for spray paint once when I was in high school. I want to go buy some canned air to see if I look younger than 18 - ha.

Jared and Cindy said...

Oh the privileges that come with getting older...

Neil said...

"Canned air is a hell of a drug."
-Rick James

Mike Kessler said...

You left one part out -- that, at the time you were unable to rent a Rug Doctor because you were too young, your rights to purchase a fire-arm at that age were affirmed. Rug Doctor=bad. Uzzi=good. Makes sense.

Meredith said...

the next thing you'll be carded for is asking if you qualify for the AARP discount!

Esther Noelle said...

What the heck? Canned air really? How funny!

Rob Parsons said...

Last summer when I was going to go paintballing I went to the store to buy some materials--I got up to the counter for them to fill up the CO2 and the guy just stood there looking at me. I wasn't quite sure what he was doing and after what seemed like a couple minutes he just said to me in this irritated voice-- "Where's your ID?" I was really surprised--I hadn't been carded in a long time. Then he mentioned that I was wearing a high school shirt at the time--of course I was 18 in high school too so that logic didn't make much sense, but I was able to provide my ID without any further weird looks.

EriKa said...

who knew?!