He's Not The Brightest Bulb

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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Babs (Beetle) said...

Oh to be that youthful again ;O)

I used to be taken as a 'child' well after I was 18 - much to be disgust!

Babs (Beetle) said...

Sorry - to my disgust!

JoJo said...

*snorting laughter* Well, you gotta give him "E" for "effort" I guess. And hopefully your daughter and the other friends gave him a ton of s*** for being such a bonehead. lol

ShannanB said...

lol. I love that the clerk was cool and sold him the tickets anyway.

Fancy Schmancy said...

That clerk probably wasn't that much older, either. How cute!

Anonymous said...

ROFL! That's funny!

Nice that the guy let them in anyway, huh?

Anonymous said...

Darn it - that was me! Forgot to fill in the boxes again...

Ed (zoesdad) said...

That's pretty funny.

I'm sure he caught it from his buddies.

MYM said...

Foiled...damn, lol.

Ann(ie) said...

HA! Love the clerk.

Anonymous said...

What film did they see?
'The Attack of the Naked Lesbian Vampire Sorority Babes with Chainsaws from Outer Space - Part XVIII'

Love that film, great dialogs.
Based on a true story, too.

Janet said...

Oh, that's a great story. Some of my DD's guy friends were in the same boat recently, trying to get into a gory movie. Their strategy? Wear leather jackets. It apparently worked!

Irene said...

Oh, I love a dimwitted kid, because I was one well into my 20's. Some of us outgrow it very late in out lives. Give him a big kiss from me.

Ed & Jeanne said...

Ha ha ha. Perfect. Ah for the days where you have to have the debate on who looks oldest. I don't see any of us doing that now. More like who still has hair or who still have their natural hair color or who got carded and then did the 'yeah...I still got it' young dance as a result...

Bruce Johnson said...

A dim bulb indeed......with low wattage.

Phoenix5 said...

Ha Ha Ha! That was hilarious! I remember back when I was in high school... even though I didn't drink, I was always asked to go into the Beer Store... since everyone thought I was older than I was... thanks to the 'stache! Now people can't believe I'm as old as I am... weird!

Interesting how your daughter let you know that they were trying to get into an "adult" movie! You must have a very good relationship! That's awesome!

Unknown said...

An 18A movie? Is that some sort-of weird Canadian rating term?

Don't they just let them into the theater without bothering? That's what they do in the U.S.

Unknown said...

My gramps used to say (with his German accent)"Ve get too soon oldt, und too late schmart."

Aimeslee Winans said...

Mo, you crack me up - Sumpsump on my blog for you...:-)

Momo Fali said...

Classic! I wish someone would mistake me for an 18 year old. Sigh...

Maureen said...

Dang! I have been so busy this week, I haven’t had time to visit blogs or answer comments… I suck.

Babs: Ah, yes. Youth is wasted on the young, isn’t it?

JoJo: They sure did!!! I doubt they will ever let him forget it. But at least he got the tickets… barely.

Shannanb: I think the clerk was probably remembering all the way back to last year when he was in the same boat…

Fancy Schmancy: You are probably right!

Jay: Yes… I am sure he really cared less. Nice to see someone who wasn’t on an ego trip.

Ed: Yeah, I am sure that’s the last time they choose him.

Drowsey: Har!

Ann(ie): I’ll bet he was 19.

Be.Bart: I was afraid to ask which movie it was. But I preferred TAOTNLVSBWCFOS Part 17. By 18, the plot got a little too unbelievable.

Janet: Leather jackets! Works every time. Ever since the 50’s that is…

Irene: Ha! Will do!

VE: Har! I know. But I do remember doing the exact same thing when I was her age.

Lotus07: :) Yup. Hopefully he learned his lesson.

Phoenix5: Ah! YOU were the “Chosen One!” eh? Yeah, my daughter and I are pretty close. I am lucky!

Dorky Dad: I’m not sure what it compares to in the US. They don’t check down there? That would surprise me.

Iceel: Ha! Hubby’s family is German; I can just hear that accent!

Aimeslee: Aw, thank you so much! I shall head over!

Lady Banana: Yes, they DID enjoy it. But what they’ll remember is what happened BEFORE the show.

Momo: Ha! Me too!!!

Susie said...

Ha ha, live and learn...

Karen MEG said...


Cool guy at the ticket booth, though!

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