Tejas and I took at shift pouring drinks at Ali Bar-Bar on Friday night.
We were told to CARD EVERYONE.
And so we did.
Even people who were CLEARLY over 50, we carded.
Most people were okay with having to show ID. A few were thrilled.
One man, who was obviously in his 60s didn’t have ID. I told him to come back with ID. He came back with his United Mileage Plus card.
He did not get served.
He did not need more to drink ANYWAYS.
About halfway through our shift a young woman came in.
“What have you got?” she asked.
“I’ve got vodka cranberries, vodka redbulls, mai tais, whiskey sours, margaritas. . . ” I listed off our most popular drinks.
Then I added, “But first I need to see some ID.”
And she left.
Just like that.
I can’t help but wonder if she was a plant. Trying to bust me for underage drinking. I was VERY PROUD of myself for remembering to ask for ID.
Can you imagine? It’s a $1,500 fine for the person who serves the underage drinker AND I think the bar gets fined and shut down for the rest of Burning Man.
But catching an underage drinker?