“Did you show them your beard?”
That’s what Real Clear Science editor Alex Berezow wanted to know after he learned I’d been carded at the Lynden Safeway.
What happened was I went shopping for a few groceries this evening and snagged two beers on the way to checkout. The checkout girl asked to see my ID. I was visibly flabbergasted.
She tried to come up with a reason why the question she’d just posed wasn’t absurd to the nth degree.
“Better safe than sorry,” she cliched.
“I’m just shocked that you would ask me for ID,” I said.
“We have to ask if you look under 30,” she whiffed again.
“I guess,” I said as I gathered the bags and made a concerted effort to avoid rolling my eyes at her.
“You could take it as a compliment!” she called out, as I got out of there.