Thursday, April 14, 2011


Growing up, I had always thought about what I would look like at 20 yrs old, 30 yrs old and so on.

Now that I am in my mid to late 30's, I feel I just haven't changed that much.

I usually get carded when I buy beer at the store, unless I have my daughter with me or if I know the people there. However, these last two Reno trips in the past month have really been a treat. Both times I got carded a couple time.

The first trip, we were at a blackjack table and the dealer lady kept looking at me with question and then finally asked me for my I.D. When I handed it to her, the look on her face said it all. Then she said "Wow, I would have never guessed!" Then she proceeded to ask the guy sitting at the table with us "How old do you think she is?" He took a guess and guessed 10 yrs off my age. Nice!

Then the second trip, we were at that wheel game where you place a bet on a $40, $20, $10, $5, $2 &/or $1. The dealer there also kept looking at me with question in his eyes and then went for it, "Can I see your I.D. please?" I obliged. Meanwhile, you got my husband saying "Can you just card me too?!!" seriously joking. The dealer thought it was funny, and happily declined his offer. Funny thing is, my husband is only a year and 6 days older than me!

Anyways, I used to hate getting carded but now that I'm getting older, I take it as a compliment, and I don't normally take compliments well either. At this point....the more the merrier, right?!

So, a couple days ago I was sharing this with my BFF. I was so excited cause this is a big deal. 40 is literally around the corner for me and I'm still getting carded! Yeah, I'm excited and I want to share this with her!!

When I did, I didn't expect the response I got. In fact, I was a bit hurt and offended.

Would you be if this is what you heard?

"Are you serious? I'm sorry my look young but not that young."


Are you kidding me? My own BFF just said what??

My reply? "That's okay. I'm gonna take the compliment and run with it!"

I don't know what to say. I'm a bit hurt...........and really offended! Should I tell her?

I would NEVER in my life bring someone down at such a high moment.

I just don't know how I should approach this or if I should just let it be.

Any thoughts?

1 comment:

Sweet Tea said...

It's easy to find someone to cry with us when we're blue, but it's a real friend who can celebrate our joy when it doesn't include them. Consider the source - it's probably been a while since she's been carded. Know what I mean?