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So Lena and I went to Chili’s last night. I wasn’t super-hungry, but I was sure thirsty, and Chili’s does 2-4-1 draft beer pretty late. I got carded, and didn’t have myΒ licenseΒ on me. As was appropriate, they refused me the beer, and we left, looking for another, less well policed, restaurant.

The point here is not that I forgot my wallet, or that the one thing I really wanted was the one thing they wouldn’t give me. It isn’t even that I got carded, exactly.

It’s that a twenty-three year old waitress thought my forty-one year old ass looked young enough to check for ID. WOOT!

9 Responses to 373

  1. *AHEM* A twenty three year old waitress working at Chili’s on 2-4-1 beer night hoping against hope that she could turn away SOMEONE, ANYONE, so she wouldn’t have to trot those free (no tips on half) second beers out while smiling a big happy smile like she really, really LIKES doing that!!!, (you know?)

    P.S. LOVE the new site; it does you proud!

  2. Nice story! Nothin’ like a young lady making us feel young again.

    Oh, and welcome to forgetting sh*@! My comic today is on just that subject! I left my entire wallet on the top of my van on Saturday and it ended up on the highway. I spent an hour retrieving all the contents off a semi-busy highway. Got it all back except for half my license, so now my bank won’t cash my checks without “proper ID” so I’m off to the DL Facility this morning to get a “new” license!

    OH, funny comic today too!

  3. @John – You may have a point. Her voice was so high pitched I was sure the best way to call her was to use a dog whistle. Thanks for the kudos on the site. We are pretty excited about it. Glad it seems to be well received.

    @Byron – Bummer on the wallet. At least you got most of it back and you don’t have to wonder if it got stolen. Hope the DMV goes easy for you. I won’t hold my breath though. Bring an ipod or Gameboy.

  4. John: Dude. Way to buzzkill. (I actually doubt that was the case though. She seemed WAY more embarrassed than we were about it. I had to reassure her that my beer was NOT in fact more important than her job.)

    Bryon: Same thing happened to my cellphone. Itty-bitty pieces all over the highway. I was mad at myself for a long time after that. Seems pretty silly now though. πŸ™‚ If you take Lena’s advice about the iPod or Gameboy, I’d suggest keeping them in your POCKETS.

  5. Though on the other hand, John, how can one not like brightening up a fellow humans day with an (35) ice cold, golden brewed beverage of their choice?

    Taking this drift a step further, Kevin, how can a waitress job be more important than your happiness?

    To finish of the responses, Byron, I had exactly the same happen to me, the other day, I was loading the newly purchased results of an extravagant shopping experience into the car and totally forgot I tied the dog to the rear bumper. Itty-bitty pieces all over the highway. I was mad at myself for a long time after that. Seems pretty silly now though.

    (Ps. Tell Lena I don’t talk to women.)

  6. Buzz kill? By your own admission, it made your day to get carded. By my reasoning, it made HER day to card you, and it made my day just now to point this out!
    Three times the good feelings, no?

    (PS- Lena effectively referred to the waitress as a female dog in her reply. So if you want my take on it- the waitress was actually CHECKING YOU OUT, DUDE! Hah hah, no I’m just kidding. Lena’s right; the waitress was just being a bitch by carding you.

  7. I wring my hands and laugh a gleeful chaotic neutral laugh! Then I say:

    “No, but I can change the music!”

    It’s a world of laughter
    A world of tears
    It’s a world of hopes
    And a world of fears
    There’s so much that we share
    That it’s time we’re aware
    It’s a small world after all

    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small, small world

    There is just one moon
    And one golden sun
    And a smile means
    Friendship to every one
    Though the mountains divide
    And the oceans are wide
    It’s a small world after all

    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small world after all
    It’s a small, small world