i was carded.
to remind you all - i'm 28. i may act like i'm 22 sometimes but i definitely look my age, or so i thought.
upon getting carded i giggled and showed my ID while saying out loud awkwardly to the people around me, "wow, i haven't been carded in years!"
it got me thinking though.
how is it that i could buy jack daniel's lynchberg lemonade four packs, boone's farm strawberry hill and a 12 pack of red dog when i was the ripe age of 16 at the corner drive-thru but now as an adult was getting carded.
i mean nothing screams an underage drinker like boone's farm.
yet they sold it to me and my friends consistently.
looking back now i don't understand how someone could ever sell me alcohol. i didn't even have a fake ID till i was in college (sorry mom), and these shop owners blatantly sold alcohol and cigarettes to 16 year old kids with braces.
is it still this easy these days? gosh i hope not.
my future children are never leaving the house.
[editors note: happy 16th birthday to my little cousin jenna! don't you dare drink a sip of alcohol until you are 21 - or until you are at least in college and with me.]
[editors note 2.0: i was a good kid, didn't get in any real trouble just had friends whose parents were always out of town. teenagers experiment - i'm not condoning underage drinking. duh.com]