Back in 2012, when I was a mere 17 years of age I was trying to buy some booze, which you have to be 18 to buy here. The guy behind the checkout asked for my ID, I gave it to him. He looked at it for a moment and then asked “what year is it?”
I paused and told him it was 2013. He nodded and processed the sale. The dude must’ve been off his tits.
i used to have a fake id when i was a kid so i could buy beer for me and my friends. after several years of getting away with it i finally turned 21.
on my 21st birthday i went to the same liquor store to buy beer. when the woman carded me again she noticed the new id stating i had just turned 21.
*she deserves all the credit for this next part…
she said to me, “wait, havent you been here before?”
i froze. she had me. all i could muster was “no.”
she then said, “wait, you have an older brother right?”
(which i do not)
she gave me the perfect out. so i said, “yeah, he looks just like me. but he moved far away. wont be back for a long time.”
I lost my wallet with my only picture IDs in it about 5 days before my 21st birthday. I lost it in a city a few hundred miles away from where I lived. Not only did it get turned in to the local police department there (bless you whoever found it), but when the police required a signed consent form for my dad to drive over and pick it up, they accepted a paper he printed out of my signature and consent that I made in MS paint and emailed to him (he lived in the city I lost it in).
I got all my stuff back and was able to get drinks on my 21st birthday.