Is THIS What Happens at 32?!

I realize that there comes a time as you get older when things just happen. You get more hairs on your chin, staying up late is like 11 p.m., and OMG, did I tell you guys that I found a GREY HAIR yesterday? (Pulled that sucker out.) There is one thing though, that I've decided just magically happens when you turn 32. (Please don't disagree with me on this. It'll kill my day. Seriously.)

I KNOW I used to bitch and moan about always being carded for alcohol. I know that even in my 20's I looked 12, and carding me was necessary, and I SHOULDN'T have been offended. I stupidly was. And I get that as you get older or frequent certain places where you know the waiters/bartenders, carding also isn't going to happen as much. But I swear to you, it's like I turned 32, and I haven't been carded since. (Okay, maybe I've been carded once, but still.)

What the hell? Do I just magically all of a sudden LOOK old? I get that 32 may be ancient when you're 15 and working in a grocery store, but come on, make a woman's day, will you?

I'm just going to be honest, if you're checking me out, and don't ask me for my ID, I'm going to give it to you anyway. And if I'm in the self check out, I may just waive my ID until you come check it.

I seriously had no idea that this would bother me. People warned me. I laughed at them. And here I am offended every time I don't get carded. So, there's a lesson here for all you youngins out there. Don't be offended when you get carded. You're going to turn 32 one day, too.

Now, if you'll excuse me...I'ma go have a beer. *sniff*

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Kirsten said...

I was always the one who looked 12. I got judging looks dragging 2 kids around when I was 27 because I looked young. Now? Mmm. Can't tell you the last time I was carded. I'll be 34 next month.

Now the grey hairs? I'm embracing those and refuse to pluck them. Granted with three *daughters* I know I've earned every one of them. Although at that rate in the next 5-7 years I'll probably be totally grey. I've never dyed my hair and I'm not going to start.

Audrey said...

Carding has never been an issue for me...that often, anyway. Just turned 34 and I have enough grey that unless I color it...well, let's just say I'm going to keep coloring it.

Fun Pusher said...

Is that a beer that you didn't get carded over? lol.

Just kidding! I always thank the people that do card me..."You made my day!" :-)

Mommy Mo said...

I am 38. I got carded at the grocery store recently, but they card EVERYONE, even my 68 yr old dad. So that doesn't count. As for the gray hairs, mine are *almost* too many to pluck and I'm not sure what the hell to do.


Brooke said...

i feel ya!! i use to hate getting carded. at about 29 1/2 i loved it. i've found several gray hairs (actually my friend/training buddy finds most of them) and promptly removed them.

but i still get carded. did just 2 days ago.

Heather D said...

I force them to look at my ID, even if they don't ask for it...and I've been getting grays since I was 16. So boo hoo with your one gray! :)

~Mendie~ said...

You are doing good, I've been finding grey hairs for years. I blame it on the husband.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've been finding greys, too. We're growing up, young grasshopper.

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