Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fake I.D. II : Expired...

There are several different reasons why you would want to renew your driver's license or your state i.d. card. The most important one is that you have to once it's expired. You go in, take the test if needed and renew it. That's why there are expiration dates on them. So you can keep up to date on your skills or if you've gotten new restrictions such as glasses or anything. The least important reason is so you can get into a liquor establishment.

Technically a doorman doesn't have to let you into their establishment if your i.d. is expired. It's completely different at each place. Some places pay attention to that and some places don't. It really depends on the doorman and how much he really cares about the place that he works at. If your i.d. is over a year expired I won't let you in. You've had over 12 months to get it renewed. Get it renewed.

Expired i.d.'s are a great way to help a younger brother or sister get into bars. A lot of doormen don't really look at the expiration date too closely. Most look at the birth date, the picture and feel the i.d. to see if it feels right and make sure that everything is in the right place.

Then there's always nights like this one. A couple comes up to the door and shows me their i.d.'s. They both look good and I let them come in. A few minutes later I see another small group of people walk up. I ask them all to form a line and I start to check their i.d.'s. In the middle of the line a young girl comes up and hands me her i.d.

"I was just here," she says as she hands me her i.d. I take the i.d. and I look at it close. The picture on the i.d. looks very familiar. I look at her and look at the picture again. Then I pop my head up and tell her I'll be right back and walk into the bar.

I walk half way into the bar and see another girl there that looks like the one on the i.d. I walk over and ask to see her i.d. again. "Is there a problem?" she asks.

"No, no problem. I just need to double check myself." She reaches into her purse and pulls out her i.d. "Yea, I was kinda thinking I was wrong but turns out I was right... I need you to leave." I take her drink from her hand and set it on the bar.

"Why do I have to leave?"

"Because this is the second i.d. with this face on it. Your friend is waiting for you outside."

We walk outside and when the girl sees her friend walk out she just turns and walks away. Then it's the typical five minute talk about whether she can get her i.d. back or not.

"Listen, you both showed up within ten minutes of each other and one of the i.d.'s is expired. Same face on both of them. You really think I'm that stupid?"

"Well, it works at the other bars."

"Well, it didn't work here. You had your fun, now it's over. Take your sister to McDonald's next time you wanna have fun."

She rolled her eyes and walked away.

She didn't think I was stupid but she knew that it had passed at other bars. So here's the deal, keep with the bars it works at. There's no need to try and go to other bars, be happy with what you have or just tell your sister to stay home. Your sister is the one that cost you your driver's license and your i.d. card.

Or better yet, just let your sister fend for herself.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, you're a dick.

Anonymous said...

Let me give you some advice "doorman", if you want a job with authority go through the little schooling needed to be a cop. A doorman is such a useless job. For God's sake, I hold a parking ticket guy in higher regard than scum like you.

Mike D, the doorguy said...

All these anonymous comments reminds me of all the people who cause shit at the door. They believe they are right but run away when the cops show up. Why would you run away if you're right?

lol

Matt said...

So it's perfectly okay to let in the youths that will help promote a bar/club's image, but it's not okay for an older girl and her younger sister to get in? I feel like both of those things are equivalent, as they both involve underage teens drinking. But when teens know promoters, you let them in like there's no problem at all. Yet doormen complain that this is their job and it's on the line in the latter circumstance and refuse entry. YOU ARE the ones violating the laws. You allowed entry. I'm sorry but you guys make absolutely no sense.

Mike D, the doorguy said...

What part of this post do you see anything where I say it's "okay to let in the youths that will help promote a bar/club's image"?

I'm confused as I think you are. Don't let your personal situation that happened cloud your mind when reading this post.

If you're upset about something that happened (guy or girl blew you off, you didn't get into a club, your fake got taken away) and really want to see something happen then read up on your local laws and take action. If there is a minor working for a club for promotional work and they are drinking then that is a violation of the law. The cops probably won't care but you never know.

And as for people getting in somewhere or something happening remember that 90% of everything that happens in life is due to who you know or what you can do.

Matt said...

There is no personal situation. I know my own promoters. I can get in wherever and get a table. It is just what I see every night as a 21 year year old living in NYC. I'm not saying that you necessarily let minors in just because they know someone, but I would have to say and you should agree that most doormen do it.

"And as for people getting in somewhere or something happening remember that 90% of everything that happens in life is due to who you know or what you can do." - So is this supposed to justify the entry of minors just because they know someone? They are still underage. Total hypocrisy.

Matt said...

There is no personal situation. I know my own promoters. I can get in wherever and get a table. It is just what I see every night as a 21 year year old living in NYC. I'm not saying that you necessarily let minors in just because they know someone, but I would have to say and you should agree that most doormen do it.

"And as for people getting in somewhere or something happening remember that 90% of everything that happens in life is due to who you know or what you can do." - So is this supposed to justify the entry of minors just because they know someone? They are still underage. Total hypocrisy.