56! Can’t believe I am here already! Don’t feel like 56 though. So blessed to make to this age. So blessed to be alive! And apparently I don’t look like 56 either.
I went to a local crafts store in a plaza and popped into the wine store next door as I was leaving to buy a “birthday lottery”. I asked the woman on the counter for a ticket and she asked me for identification.
Me: ID? For what? Lottery? Since when?
Woman: Always been that way. Cigarettes, beer, liquor, wine. All need ID.
Me: Sorry, I did not know that about lottery too. But seriously, can’t you see I am way over 21?!
Woman: Still need your ID.
Me: But you do admit I am over twenty one? (Still reluctant to take out my ID because I don’t want to unless I need to)
Woman: How much over 21?
Me: Today is my birthday and I just turned 56.
Woman: What??!! 56?! You are older than my husband and he don’t look no where as young as you!
Me: Thanks. How old do you think I was?
Woman: You don’t look a day over 40. God as my witness.
Me: Thanks again. And since 40 is still a lot over 21, so can I get my lottery now?
She smiled and gave in. Hope the effort is worth at least a jackpot!