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    65-Year-Old Gets Carded in Supermarket

    FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) -- A 65-year-old woman who went into a Farmington supermarket to buy wine was turned away because she didn't have an ID with her. But Barbara Skapa of Mount Vernon says that won't happen again.
    "I'll be bringing my driver's license with me from now on," Skapa said.
    She normally carries her license. But with her leg in a cast, Skapa was being driven by a friend when she went into the Hannaford Bros. market last week in and picked up several items, including a few bottles of wine.
    The cashier told her it was policy to check for identification, said Skapa, who believes "no one would mistake me for 30 or even 40." Skapa asked if her friend could buy the wine for her, but that was disallowed too because it's considered "third-party" purchasing. Skapa asked to see the manager.
    A spokeswoman for the supermarket chain, Rebecca Howes, said Hannaford's new policy is to check IDs of anyone who looks under 45 and wants to buy alcohol. The previous policy was to check for proof of age of those who look younger than 30.
    The policy is not unlike those of many other Maine businesses and chains who want to stop minors from illegally buying alcoholic beverages and cigarettes.
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    I had hoped there would be a picture of this woman. She should feel flattered...lol.

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    I would love to see a pic too! I would love to look 20 years younger.

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    That's probably going to happen to me. When I was 27 I was still being asked if I was "over 18"

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    LOL I was still being carded into my 40's. My mother looked very young for her age for most of her life and one of my daughters was asked if she wanted the child's menu when she was in college. She was so miffed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewingDeb View Post
    LOL I was still being carded into my 40's. My mother looked very young for her age for most of her life and one of my daughters was asked if she wanted the child's menu when she was in college. She was so miffed!
    My sister has many years of damaged skin through sun exposure and she does look older than her age. When I was 26 and she was 29 a guy thought she was my mother! It still bothers her to this day when she thinks about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2004 View Post
    My sister has many years of damaged skin through sun exposure and she does look older than her age. When I was 26 and she was 29 a guy thought she was my mother! It still bothers her to this day when she thinks about it.
    Oh no...bet he could have crawled into a hole when he learned you two were only 3 years apart.

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    woot! found a picture! http://morningsentinel.mainetoday.co...l/4250475.html if you click the enlarge it becomes much clearer.

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    Good find, Sherri!

    She looks good for 65 but I would not have taken her for under 45, would you?

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    I'm not sure how it works elsewhere, but when a sales associate asks for an ID, if the customer is unable to provide one, they can not complete the sale. Another sales associate can come over to approve the sale, if the customer complains.
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    I have seen many people in their 40's who look about like her. I don't know though to me she should just take it as a compliment!! I am 32 and there have been times when people don't believe me that I have 3 kids & say I don't look old enough to have a daughter in high school etc etc..on another note I have been asked my age and when I say 32 they said 'oh wow I thought you were older then that'..Ok I didnt like the second comment as much as the first lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mygirlsadie View Post
    I have seen many people in their 40's who look about like her. I don't know though to me she should just take it as a compliment!! I am 32 and there have been times when people don't believe me that I have 3 kids & say I don't look old enough to have a daughter in high school etc etc..on another note I have been asked my age and when I say 32 they said 'oh wow I thought you were older then that'..Ok I didnt like the second comment as much as the first lmao
    My daughter, my mother and myself are often confused as sisters when we are together. Unfortunately, I am not sure if that means I look over 60 or under 16. :-(
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    I'll be 54 next month and don't look nearly as old as she looks in that picture...knock on wood! I feel sorry for those in their forties who already look that old.

    Glitch, I had to laugh at your post. Your mother just looks very young for her age, of course!

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    I remember being Carded when I was 32 many times--have to admit i liked it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumn2004 View Post
    My sister has many years of damaged skin through sun exposure and she does look older than her age. When I was 26 and she was 29 a guy thought she was my mother! It still bothers her to this day when she thinks about it.
    --true,nothing ages the skin more than getting suntanned or sunburned--I learned early on, in my early '20's, to use sun-block all the time down here in Florida

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