College town bars see underage kids trying to sneak in like nowhere else. The youth there are right out of high school and want to party, sometimes not fully comprehending that to legally make the most of a drinking night you need to be 21 or older. In an attempt to get around that, some turn to fake IDs or using someone else’s ID. That works until it doesn’t, and the fails can result in hilarious stories. Case in point: The bartender who received her own missing license when someone tried to buy a drink.
“Pretty sure I just received the best fake ID of my bartending career,” Kleo McHugh, who attended the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, tweeted on May 8. “A girl handed me my missing license from 2 years ago.”
It was clearly something that people could relate to. At the time of writing the tweet has more than 73,000 retweets and more than 528,000 likes. The real sign that it’s a universal statement, though, is all the bartenders and bar goers who shared their stories of fake ID fails and successes.
Using Parents’ and Siblings’ IDs
Apparently this is something that people do.
This Bubble Tea Is Set on Fire
But then again some parents seems to have found the fountain of youth.
Keeping it in the family isn’t always the best idea.
The Bouncers Who Can’t Tell Real IDs From Fake
Word on the street is that you can see Russia from Alaska’s backyard, but does that make it any less of a state?
All the Alternative Forms of Identification
Technically, a mugshot is a type of identification.
Which is apparently more common than you’d think.
Maybe the library taped the picture, you never know.
Some People Are Just too Desperate
“Hey man, I really liked being you.”
Paying off the bouncer, 2018 style.
Bet the guy never thought he’d meet someone from North Dakota.
Bouncers and Bartenders Know More People Than You’d Think
Bouncers have life outside of the bar, which can make things awkward.
Sometimes that bartender is the person who lost their ID.
If anything, bartenders know the sports stars at the school.
In small towns, the degree of separation is small.
The person whose ID you’re using might already be at the bar.
And stolen IDs should be returned.
No, really. No one should steal IDs or “not return” them.
Which is why it’s best to know Rule No. 1.