May have said this elsewhere, but on (at the time, future) DH's 21st birthday, I took him to a liquor store, and he. was. not. carded.
I was so annoyed! I wanted him to have the fun of that very day just turning 21 and being a legal adult. He already was driving (16) and had voted (18), this was the last adult rite of passage.
The clerk did not even seem to care when I pointed out that just a few hours ago, the sale would have been illegal.
Now our son is 18. Man, how I wish to be carded!
(Back in HS, I went with (now) DH to see a Freddy Krueger Elm Street movie, rated R. I had just turned 17. (I am older) I was not carded. DH snickered and pointed out that since he was only 16, why did I want to be carded, because then he would also be carded, and thus kicked out! lol)
Maybe we just look...really really old......