Thursday, March 02, 2006

Getting caught up in the letter, rather than the spirit of the law

There is nothing better than being I.D.'d on a trip to the supermarket.

"You want to see my I.D.? That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me all day."

Until you forget your I.D. at home, you are at the liquor store because it will fit into the 7 seconds available today and you are getting ready for a party of 50 to celebrate your friends getting engaged.

Clerk: Can I see I.D.?
K: (while searching through the wallet) Uh, no. I don't have it.
C: Well I can't sell you anything if you don't have I.D.

You can only imagine how ugly this is about to get.

K: Isn't it your policy to I.D. under 30?
C: That's why I'm I.D.-ing you.
K: I am (insert age that passed 30). I was born in (insert year that is not 1976).
C: (with a head shake) Well you look under 30 to me.
K: Uh, yeah, no I don't.
C: You do to me.
K: Let's try a little realism then. Do you think I look under 21?
C: I think you look under 30.
K: Last time I checked, I have to be over 21. My I.D. isn't to prove that I am over 30.
C: Well once I ask, I can't sell unless you show me I.D.
K: You are joking right. Cause there couldn't be anything more asinine than not letting me purchase ORANGE VODKA and HYPNOTIQ because you think I might be under 30. Not that I'm under 21, but under 30. It's not like I'm buying a case of Busch Light Draft and I'm paying with change. I'm buying the ingredients for a Reserve Red Ruby Martini. That I am serving at an engagement party for 50.

I haven't been this mad since they cancelled "V" What a bitch.


Fantastagirl said...

I HATE people somedays...

vani said...

so retarded, and of course it would figure the very day u forgrt, is the day the id..i have that kind of luck too..

amy said...

This is why normal people should never argue with lawyers or law students ... (though you had EVERY right to argue with him and I would've too).

PBS said...

Hope you finally got your purchase! Did you have to return with the ID?

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

you poor thang, and I bet you did not take it as a compliment..

Oh that takes me back;)..and not too a good spot either..

btw, its me chirsitna..:)

Laura said...

I am laughing so hard about the Bush Light Draft paid for with change!!!

Not that I've ever done anything like that personally, of course.

cough, cough...sigh.

AL said...

I loved "V"!

Did you get the goods?

I hate that stuff like this always happens at the wrong time - now the compliment is lost b/c you just need the alcohol. You probably will really need a drink when it is all said and done b/c it sounds like you have your hands full!

Biscuit said...

LOL, "V" that chick had freaky eyes!

Martin said...


Corona Red said...

Unbelievable. And the thing is -- how does that stop underage drinking -- it doesn't. It just ruins your day. Hope you got the goods later.

AL said...

How are you doing? Miss you!