My Corner post over the weekend about I/D creep has produced a remarkable response. All over the country, it seems, Methuselahs, geezers, greybeards, crones and miscellaneous other ancients are being carded before they are allowed anywhere near the demon drink. The winner so far? Tom from Wisconsin, the father of a friend of mine. He was carded last year while trying to buy brandy at a Walgreen’s in Tucson (who knew such wonders were possible?). Tom is 82.
Still, it could have been worse. The previous day this veteran of the Pacific war was “nearly strip searched” by airport security when his artificial knee set off the metal detector.