Young at Heart

On Saturdays I’d like to have Prosecco with ice to start the evening, followed by some light appetizers and a delicious home-cooked meal.

Realizing we had no more inventory of the bubbly at home, I decided to drive to the LCBO to get a bottle, and while I’m there, I might just pick up some white and red wines as well.

For those of you who don’t live in Ontario, LCBO stands for Liquor Control Board of Ontario. I never quite get it, why the only chain store that sells liquors in the province call itself Control Board. I guess they are controlling the age. In Ontario you are not allowed to purchase alcohol until you are 19-year old.

I quickly picked a few different bottles. Believe it or not, when it comes to wine, I know what I want after living in Canada for a decade. I walked to the cashier and pulled out my wallet.

All of a sudden, I heard a voice:” can you present your ID please?” I looked around. There is nobody else other than the female cashier and myself.

I looked up and stared at her for about 10 seconds, wondering if I heard it right. She looked back at me and said it again:” ID please?”.

Now I realize what’s happening. I’m being ID’ed. She is suspecting that I’m under aged and buying alcohol on my own.

Oh my god!

I know I’m wearing a baby blue beanie and a pair of yellow colour jeans, but do I have a baby face too? I stand at 5 feet 4 inches tall, and I have zero make-up on my face, not even lip sticks. How can I possibly be mistaken as an 18-year old? I was ID’ed 2 years ago at a concert when Steve and I tried to buy a couple of beers. If anything, at least I should look like I’m in my 20s 2 years later.

The cashier is a lady in her 40’s. She had a serious look, so I didn’t say anything and just took out my driver’s license and showed it to her.

She had a glance and I could see her frozen smile and the frozen air between us. It was a super embarrassing moment, more for her, less for me, I guess.

She quickly settled the bill with me. Before I left, I said to her:”you just made my day. Thank you. Have a great weekend.”

As soon as I walked out of the LCBO, I started to laugh, and gave everyone that passed by me a big smile.

I’m feeling pretty darn good! And of course I called my husband right away, although our home is just 5 mins away.

Okay, seriously, if you asked me how to look younger than your age, I would give you these advice. Free of charge and you’re welcome!

– Be a good person and do good things. Never, ever lie. That way you will have no worries, no concerns and no regrets.

– Be curious and be young at heart. Have dreams, have passion, have emotions and have motivation. Laugh and love because we only live once.

– Be sleepy. Say no to the evening parties and late night TV shows. Do your routine skin care in the evening and go to bed early. Turn off the light. Sleep like a baby.

We can’t help getting older, but we don’t have to get old.

Good night. 😴😴

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