Tuesday, 26 February 2008

"Miss, I Need To See Your ID"...



I went to the movies with my friend, Chun Yin just recently to watch 'Meet The Spartans', and had an interesting 'encounter'...


Oh, by the way, 'Meet The Spartans' has got to be the most idiotic movie ever made, and Thank God I got the ticket free (Thanks Li-Kim!) cos it was the lousiest show ever made, and had I paid RM 10 to watch that show, I would have been fuming...It was, sorry, a lame excuse for a movie, and a mockery of the movie '300'...


Anyway, Chun Yin and I didn't realise the movie was marked 18 PL...There was no need to look at the codes because we were both above 18...


We were late for the movie, cos we went for lunch and later misplaced the theater (Hehe), so we were running helter-skelter, and at the entrance, we were stopped...




Cinema Guy: "Miss (looking at me), I need to see your ID"

Me: "Eh? Why?" *Maklumlar, didn't know it was 18 PL*

Cinema Guy: "Because this show is only for 18 years and above. ID please?"

Me: "Ohhh...I am 22!" *Dug around in my handbag*

Cinema Guy: *Raised eyebrows* "Show me your ID then"

Me: *Handed it over*

Cinema Guy: "Wow! Born in 86. So am I! You look way too young for this show"

Me: *God, this is embarrasing, stopped because the cinema guy thought I was trying to sneak into an above-18 show*






Told mum about the incident...She said "There lar, you and your braces!"


Haih...


*Laughs*


39 comments:

Akmal said...

Daphne,
Meet the Spartan huh? Haha, that's one of the craziest movie I've ever watched!
Well, that kind of thing happens these days. They want to be sure, or so...I was called 'abang' by a man, who I think was a 28 (whatda??? am I just too old, or does my body denied my actual age???). Hahaha. Your case is the reversed version of mine, so be happy hehehe :)

Kerp (Ph.D) said...

D, you may not realise it but that guy was trying to woo you. It was a lame excuse to ask for your ID but he didnt even have to ask your name!

Farina said...

well, when u looked 17, wht can u do? lol!

The damsel of no distress. said...

Have to agree with Kerp... Yeah, maybe the guy just wanted to get your name and drop you a compliment at the same time by saying you're young... lol. Is he cute... cause if he is, do it again. lol....... totally kidding.

the Razzler said...

Dear Daphne..

I think that should be look at as a compliment lehh .. :) :)

Mat Rempit Hubris,Carthage said...

Well it sometimes happens. I'm 30 plus and last year i got stop twice for my ID- once to enter a place which has an age policy of 18 and above while the second one happen while entering a nghtclub whereby u have to be at least 21...and the girl who cocksuredly thot i was trying to slip in unnoticed was only 22...hahaha..my freinds had a good laugh.

PS- btw though i have been trawling around your blog quite frequently, this is my first time commenting.An eye opener of a blog you got here and always a right mix of cheeriness and sobriety.

Auntie Dot said...

That's funny. I went to see "the spartans" with my dotter, age 14,(it was her idea. My idea of free time is sleeping...which I'm very much deprived of). No one asked for her ID, then again, she does look above 18. (I have to look up to her to say "you're grounded young lady"). Hmm..I should have been less obtuse and suspected something fishy was going on in that film when Carmen electra walked out into the scene...

I have to agree that you need to leave your brains home to appreciate this movie. I should have stayed home and catch up with my sleep really.

Lucky they did not stop me for ID. I might have given them my glasses otherwise, or insist they have color blind, to have missed my grey hair

Daily Nibbler said...

I agree, this guy mengurat lah..

michiko said...

good what.. you looked so young... *jealous*

I hope you know who am I btw...

Pi Bani said...

Looking younger than your age has its advantages and disadvantages. Of course, many would be happy when people think you look younger than your actual age. But like my niece who's 21 this year, a few times already kena tahan dengan police because they thought dia belum cukup umur to have a driving license!

J.T. said...

That's cool that you don't look your age (i.e. younger). Many women would like to have that compliment for life. :)

Last month when I bought a bottle of wine, the cashier asked me for my ID. I told her that she got to be kidding because I obviously look above 21. She said she is required to check IDs for anyone aged below 40. (some kind of law here in Louisiana or is it the town where we live in - not sure) I thought she was just trying to be nice until it happened to me again another day by another person. whoo hoo! (I better enjoy while it lasts. hahaha)

jimi said...

Taklah, dia nak mengorat Daph je tu. Tactic je tuh. Mungkin dia dah buat selalu lah tu. huhu

Puteri said...

That's good what, to be thought younger than your age! Imagine by the time you are 30, ppl will still mistake you for 21! :-)

Zawi said...

Daphne,
Now I believe you when you said you look younger than your age. My apologies for doubting you earlier hehehehe.

jimi said...

Daph, you are being tagged by Jimi. For more , read my write ups about it.

Bitta said...

Psst...Daphne, did he asked for your phone number? ;-)

Hahaha.. I can understand your bewilderment. When I was 22 I wanted to be known that I am 22 and not younger, but ahh.. wait till we get to 30 and above then we'd appreciate it when people actually wanted to check our ID for movies and likes.

Too bad you didn't enjoy "Meet the spartan". I haven't seen it myself.. guess it'll save me the trouble now hehehe.

winniethepooh said...

i agree with akmal, daphne :P i was called "auntie" by a salesguy when i was 19, infront of my older sis even! ouchie...that hurts n of course that guy didnt get to sell me anything hehehe

Mat Salo said...

Daphne! I would give ANYTHING for someone to mistake me as someone younger. But that's my male vanity...

Yang tak tahan tu when my wife was the branch supervisor at UM's BSN between 2003-2006, when I'm home I send her to work and later pick her up after... so always have chance to 'cuci mata' while loitering about waiting. Always when a group of girls pass by I will nod at them but never got so much as glimmer of recognition. Worse, some who recognize me will say "Pakcik, tunngu Akak ya?" If she calls my wife Akak, why not call me Abang? *groan*

Same with the insensitive girls near my mini-market back home. Pakcik this Pakcik that. Why can't they be like the Indo girls here, "Mas, mas..."

Aaah such sweet terms of endearment.. :)

emmanuel_wan said...

u kidding me? My bro (16) watched it and no id was needed! Since when our local cinema were concerned abt age limit? I saw rambo 4 and a father actually his daughter (around 4-7 yrs old) to see it! Imagine that! Nice blog anyway!

Rita Ho said...

Hey Daph ... I've been absent from blogs for a bit and catching-up at yours was an emotional roller coaster ride. Great stuff. Also, darn hungry now from your post on Ipoh/Penang food comparison!

Looking young beats appearing old, so enjoy Miss!

sharlydia said...

take this as a compliment!

I got this before too some few years back...haha! I was pretty mad & felt insulted, but my friend who was trying to calm me said, y bother to get mad? This is a compliment, my dear! hahaha...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for taking so long to reply...


Hey Akmal,

I gotta admit it, I thought you were older than me...=) Maybe it's the misai? Hehe...

But for guys a bit different, in a way...

As for the movie, I'm still thinking what a waste of a ticket! *Fume*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kerp,

La...Sana pulak perginya...

What a useless way of hitting on me! You get my name, and what? Not like you can pursue anything by a name, right?

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Kak Farina,

Hehe! Weird lar...When I was 17, everyone thought I was older! Seriously...


Hey The Damsel of No Distress,

Wahlau Joanna, what a long ID! You pun satu...That direction pulak perginya...

Anyway, I was too busy being embarrassed that I got stopped at the theatre because they thought I was trying to sneak in, and the fact that I was late for the movie, that I didn't even really look at his face! Hahaha...Sorry...

Will remember to look next time, k?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi The Razzler,

Haha...Now looking back, can lar, take as a compliment...That day, too busy being embarrassed...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Mat Rempis Hubris, Carthage,

Hmmm...I think you've left a comment on my blog before leh...Cos I kinda remember this ID...Hmmm...But I can't remember which post you commented on wor...=) I could be wrong though...

You're darn lucky then, if you're 30-something and people think you're below 18 and 21!

Darn...

Hehe...

But thanks for the 'PS'...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Auntie Dot,

Thanks for coming by...

Aiyo, tell me about it...The movie should have come with a tagline to tell people to leave their brains at home!

It was all sex and lame, dirty jokes and actions...

Both Chun Yin and I walked out of the cinema shaking our heads and exclaiming 'I can't believe we watched that movie!'...

Darn!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Daily Nibbler,

Haha...All guys seem to think along the same lines!


Hey Michiko,

Yeah lar, I know you are Mei Zhi (and no, I did not cheat by going to your blog!)...Hehe...How's things Down Under?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Pi,

Haha! I haven't lar sampai kena tahan polis...Not thaaat young! Hehe...

Your niece should sue the police for giving her a near heart attack (kena tahan police sure the heart will stop a while one)...;)

Daphne Ling said...

Hey JT,

Hehe...It is a compliment, in a way lar...But like I said, I was too busy being embarrassed =)

You mean you have to be above 40 to buy liquour in your area? Wahlau...That's news for me...

Hehe...So you need to be 'old' to get drunk huh? Anyone below 40 is termed 'immature' huh? *Giggles*

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Jimi,

Ala...Taktik Jimi pun sama ke? *Innocent look* Hehe! Kidding ler...


Hi Kak Puteri,

I HOPE by the time I am 30, people still think I'm 21! But fat hopes lar...Fat, fat hopes...*Sigh*

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Pak Zawi,

Hehe...Tak percaya ya? I tak tipu lar...;)

Hey Jimi,

I baru left a comment on your blog re the tag...Sorry ya, take so long to reply!

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Kak Bitta,

Hehe...Yeah lor...It's like when people say 'Hey kid', and I'll be thinking 'Oi, I am an adult, ok?'...Hehe...

Wait lar, when I am 30, I HOPE somebody asks me for ID...But like I said, fat hopes...=)

Hehehe...

I heard East Malaysians age more slowly (looks lar)...Is that true?

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Winnie,

Hehe...The kids in the hospital, alot of them call me Aunty too...I will always go 'What Aunty?!?!?'...

But in retrospect, they're like 1 or 2+, so a 20-year age gap, guess I am Aunty ler...=(

Haih...Sad oso...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Abang Mat,

See, got people call you Abang lar...(Pssst, he won't let me call him Uncle!) ;)

Aiya, don't you think your wife will get jealous if the girls in her work area call you Abang, Abang, or even Mas, Mas?

Very miang-ish? =)

Anyway, enjoy your 'cuci-mata-ing'...*Grins*

Daphne Ling said...

Hey Emmanuel_Wan,

Oh well, I guess different cinemas (or rather different areas) are more strict than others...Ipoh usually don't check like that also, and this is the first time I was checked in Penang also (but then again, most shows I watch not above-18) =)

Thanks for coming by, and thanks for the nice words, by the way...=)

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Aunty Rita,

Wah, I hope you're ok from the roller-coster ride...Sorry if I was too emotional in my posts...=)

I always get hungry reading your blog too, so la-la, your turn! Hehehehe...*Evil grin*

You take care! And *hugs* to Lola...

And will definitely enjoy it while I can (this young thing)...

Daphne Ling said...

Hi Sharlydia,

You're wishing you could turn back the clock huh? Hehe...

I'm sure I would too, in a while...=)

How's Junior coming along? Hope all is well! Take care...

durian said...

read this now, its a bit old...
but its a nice n enjoying read! funny indeed! :) cheers!
true - mat salo's right - almost anyone (me included) would give anthing to be mistaken as someone yuonger!