"Can I see your i.d.?"
The man opened his wallet and closed it fast and tried to walk past me. I grabbed his arm, "Hey man, I need to see your i.d. please."
The man stopped and pulls his wallet out again. This time he opens it up and starts going through it."Here ya go."
He pulls out a chain store discount card.
"Yea, that's not a valid i.d., you got a real one?"
"I'm 36 years old, I don't need to show you an i.d."
"Yes you do. No i.d. no entry. I can't let you in."
"Listen, would a 19 year old have an American Express card?"
"Man, I had 3 credit cards by the time I was 20. I'm gonna have to ask you to go to a different bar."
"What!? This is ridiculous. I've been coming here for years! Look, I have gray hair and I'm balding!"
"No, you haven't and my brother was gray and balding when he was in high school. No i.d. no entry. Good night."
"Man. You know what you are?? Your a fuckin dildo!"
"Thanks, have a good one." I gave the man a thumbs up and smiled with my head cocked to the side.
"I'm 36 years old, I don't need a fuckin i.d. your just bein an asshole."
"Listen man, I'm doing what I get paid to do."
"They don't pay you to be an asshole!"
Sometimes I wonder.