Kids nowadays. Sometimes they just need to think on their feet more.
Case in point, Daughter and her friends are just months away from their 18th birthdays. Which in our province, is the age when the thrill is taken out of sneaking into gory movies.
So I could only laugh at the following story she shared with me with the other night.
A few of the gang decided to go to "The Cheap Seats" (aka the theatre graveyard before DVD release) to see an 18A movie. However, their usual "ticket purchaser" (a large fellow who shaves) was absent that night.
Hence the competition commenced for "The One Who Looks Oldest" to try their luck at the counter. (Daughter's shiny braces disqualified her right away).
Eventually 'D' (name withheld to protect the guilty) was chosen as the Most-Likely-To-Succeed and nervously made his way to the cashier while the rest of them hid in the shadows.
The attendant scrutinized the lanky youth. "You're 18, right?"
"Do you need ID?" 'D' asked.
'D' sheepishly stated he "forgot it".
"But you're 18, right?" The attendant asked once more, likely to simply cover his own butt.
"Okay. That will be $ 9.75."
Which is the exact moment when the charade came to a crashing end. For 'D' then made the classic mistake of pulling out his WALLET to get the money.
In full view of the booth clerk.
"Isn't that your licence?"
'D' was speechless as he looked down and there, in all it's colorful betraying glory, was his driver's card, with his under-age birthdate prominently displayed.
With a smirk, the clerk handed him the tickets anyway, along with a piece of sage advice.
"Maybe next time, plan ahead..."
Ah, the foolishness of youth.
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