Thursday, December 11, 2008

We catered a holiday event for a local law firm the other night. As I stood in line at the bar a young lawyer cut the line, ordered a Stella and handed the bartender one of the passe vertical IDs that Arizona used to give to those under 21. The bartender refused to serve him because the vertical IDs aren't valid state ID anymore.

The lawyer turned red. "I've never even heard that before. I've used this ID all around town. I'm an associate at this firm. You're not going to serve me?"

The bartender crossed his arms. "I'm sorry sir," he said, smiling, "but it's the law."