Sunday, March 16, 2008

"how old they are?"


one of the highlights of today's drive from DC to GA is this sign (enhanced but still hard to read; it says: ask "how old they are?").
Starting tomorrow, I'm going to walk up to people and say "how old they are?". Not really, though; that would be weird.

9 comments:

Joe said...

They're arranged as if they're supposed to be steps, but the "steps" are pretty bad.

Step 1 -- check ID.
Step 2 -- ask customer his/her age (even though you just checked the ID, which shows date of birth).
Step 3 -- don't sell anything if he/she doesn't have an ID? But you checked the ID two steps ago!
Step 4 -- lose your job.

Sarah said...

Does step 3 say "sell to under age loser" or am I reading that horribly wrong?

l'hypocondriaque said...

It says "Sell to underage - lose your job!"

Cray and Bickford Family said...

So funny...this is exactly what I love about this blog!

Jeff said...

Well, I'm going to go tell my friend Mr. Age: "Under, don't go there. He'll lose his job if he sells to you."

I'm also assuming "How old they are?" is asking someone their age in some sort of slang or dialect I'm not aware of

Andi said...

It's a good thing they have such detailed instructions. I always thought this was pretty clear, and I've never worked a job that sells anything illegal to people of a certain age. Hmm...maybe that's why.

Not quite the Bradys said...

I think with a little manuevering, this question could lead to a wonderful "Who's On First" routine. I'm just sayin'.

trr said...

Joe,
If the answer isn't the same as what the ID says, it could be a good "tip-off" that it's a "fake ID"!

Julia said...

"ABC and Tobacco"?