Bad Luck Brandi and the lost ID
This weekend my friends from Spain and I were having a small reunion at one our houses. Everyone posted on our Facebook page what they were bringing and if they could come. The day of the party I decided that I should bring something that would remind us of our trip and I knew sangria was already covered.
Well while in Madrid a lot of the club promoters would offer us chupitos gratis(free shots) of tequila. I guess it must have been the cheapest alcohol to give for free. So I thought it would be clever to bring some cheap tequila and a lime. So an hour before I had planned on leaving for the reunion, I went into Giant for No. 1 on my grocery list, the lime.
I picked one out and went to the self checkout. Being a poor college student, I didn’t even have the 40 cents to pay for it so I whipped out my card.
After scanning the card the machine wouldn’t accept it. I thought maybe the fact I was trying to pay for one single lime with a debit card was a factor. So I added a bag of Twizzlers to make the total a whopping $1.73. It worked. So then I walked over to the liquor store for item No. 2, tequila.
After choosing one and walking up to the counter, the guy asked for my ID.
So I went into my wallet and discovered that my license was missing and I wasn’t quite sure for how long. I embarrassingly told him I would go check my car and would be back.
Digging through my car, I returned no results. Then I decided to quickly drive back to my apartment. Nothing. So I drove back to the store and asked if there was any other way I could prove that I was 21. They said no, probably thinking I was only about 16 just trying to pull a fast one.
I gave up and decided that I was already 30 minutes behind so I decided to just go to the party. I showed up to everyone’s homemade cookies, sangria and pizza and set down my one pack of Twizzlers and a lime in the middle of the table for anyone who wanted them.
I have now realized, after calling every restaurant, bar and grocery store I have graced with my presence in the last week, my license has been gone for about a week. I am only one state-licensed ID short of being able to deposit my paychecks and only about $25 dollars short of being able to buy a new license.