"Being carded shouldn’t ruin your night…
... but that’s pretty much what happened to this dude. A couple was here recently, looked mid-20s to me but to be on the safe side I said 'Can I see your IDs?' As she looked down into her bag, he leaned back in his chair so she couldn’t see him and waved his hands at me, like 'No, no, no! Don’t blow this.' I didn’t catch on immediately, so I asked again. I looked at their IDs -- she was 27, he was 21. As I slid them back to them, she grabbed his and says 'I knew it! You’re not twenty-fucking-five!' She yelled at him, picked up her bag and left.” - K, 42, Upper West Side
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Chris M. Walsh is a freelance writer at Thrillist. His worst first date involved a girl and her imaginary friend, Chloe. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram.