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    You know the 'Think 21 policy'?

    The one we have here in the UK that makes bar staff check the age of anyone they think is under the age of 21 before serving them alcohol? Well, here is one we saw in a bar in San Diego last week:

    You know the 'Think 21 policy'?-age.jpg

    And I got carded. I'm 42 now and very chuffed

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    Twice, if memory serves :-)

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    I was a bit gutted when both you and Shaun got carded one time and the guy went 'No, you're ok' to me

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    I thought we were going with the "he got bored of UK passports" theory...?

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    Sorry stupid brit here that has never been abroad, but what is carded? Is that like in bars where they give you a wrist band you flash at them to show they have checked you out?

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    No it means when you are asked for ID to prove your age, i.e an id card.

    Ben

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    Yeah, it's strange to go into a bar in the US and not see anyone under the age of 30 in the place at times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Yeah, it's strange to go into a bar in the US and not see anyone under the age of 30 in the place at times.
    even though im under 30. that doesnt sound a bad thing. far too many pubs here are filled with idiots. when i used to manage a place it was a one strike rule. and i knew who to watch. although saying that it doesnt mean that if someone is over 30 they are not an idiot, we had plenty of them too!

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    Locally we have a under 25 policy for being ID'd in the pubs, clubs and off licenses. However the policy does sometimes puzzle me when I'm being served by an 18 year old.

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    I don't think it's a bad idea to put a blanket 'We card anyone under 35' as this is bascially an excuse to card everyone and the chances of catching underage drinkers increases. I've been in a lot of pubs before the 'Think 21' initiative where barstaff would card a bunch of lads and they'd get lairy about it - this way the barstaff have their backs covered. That being said, I haven't been ID-ed since I was 20 I am a little sad about that as obviously they think I'm an old fart so they don't need to bother.
    Last edited by AMLightfoot; 2nd July 2012 at 11:23 AM.

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    I haven't ever been carded. I started going grey at age 21

    My 18 year old daughter spends her entire time being carded while everyone assumes her 6'4" younger brother is older than her... she's not impressed

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    Never been carded either... Even when I was (tut tut) an underage drinker! I was a tall 16 year old...

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    I think I've only ever been carded once since hitting 18.. never been asked since. I always carry my ID with me just in case, but I swear there's a thick layer of dust building in that wallet slot now.

    I did get asked to show I was young enough to get teen/student prices though on cinema tickets once or twice..

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    I do get asked for ID now and again, probably once a month. Always a feeling of satisfaction when the barman/till assistant is surprised that I'm 28

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    I don't always get carded... but when I do, I have no ID.



    TBH the requirements annoy me. driving licence/passport are all well and good... If you have them.

    I don't drive and have no passport. And there's no chance I'm taking my birth certificate.

    If the government want to do this sort of thing, they should provide ID to everyone. WITHOUT charge.



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