I was at the supermarket checking out at one of the four U-Scan areas. I swiped a six-pack of beer across the scanner and it registered the price. The scanner screen then stopped, waiting for the employee watching over the U-Scans to bypass the need for me to show ID.
But the employee, a kid around 20, didn’t hit the bypass button.
He shouted over to me to show him some proof that I was old enough to buy beer. At first, I thought that he was talking to someone else behind me who was checking out.
But he wasn’t.
Then I figured that he was joking around with me. After all, I’m closer to Medicare than the magical age of 21.
But he wasn’t goofing with me. He was serious.
In fact, by then he’d walked over to me and was standing right in front of me, demanding ID. So I yanked my wallet from my purse– which caused my lipstick to go flying onto the bagging area of the U-Scan– and started to show my driver’s license to the guy.
But something about the amazed look on my face + the close-up of my wrinkled skin/graying blonde hair must have startled this guy because his demand for my ID suddenly turned into a quiet little question: “Ma’am, are you old enough to buy alcohol?”
To which I answered a simple little: “yes.”
And with that, the employee guy picked up my lipstick and handed it to me. Then he walked back to his U-Scan post where he hit the button that allowed me to buy beer.
I finished scanning my items without incident and put them in my bags. Then I left the supermarket with a big smile on my face– and a crush on this kid who takes his job very seriously.
God bless him and his bad eyesight.
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