I was at Hobby Lobby after work picking up a few essentials (or non-essentials in Hub's eyes), one being a new can of spray paint. Hobby Lobby has theirs locked up in an attempt keep all of those under-18-year-olds from huffing paint. There are even nice big signs in neon pink stating that you must be 18 years old to purchase this drug, er, paint, and ID may be required.
I look around and find two late teen/early 20 somethings and ask them to open the case so I can get my can. Girl #1 takes Girl #2 (possibly in training) to the office to get the keys to the paint huffing case. I'm standing there waiting patiently, browsing the goods on the rest of the aisle in the meantime. I notice them coming my way, and Girl #1 is explaining to Girl #2 the procedures. I hear her say "The customer must be 18 to purchase. Oh yeah, she looks like she's older than 18."
Really? Did she have to say it out loud? Yeah, I know. I'm 34. But couldn't she have asked for my ID just to be nice? Maybe she'll see the valuing in that when she's 34.
Next time I'll go to Michael's instead, where their paint is not locked up and there are no neon pink signs plastered to the wall. And then I'll hit the spa and ask for a nice microderm abrasion treatment with a side of bran or fiber while on my way to the Senior Center.