It’s my birthday today – I’m 38 years old. I don’t usually play the lottery, but I like to buy a ticket on my birthday. I know that my chance of winning the lottery doesn’t increase just because it’s my birthday, but I have delusions that it does. So this morning I went to the local liquor store to buy my ticket. I guess the early morning winos were still passed out at home because I was the only customer in the store. Or maybe the liquor business is hurting due to the Dairy Queen next store – a Dairy Queen Blizzard trumps booze hands down in my humble opinion. But I digress. I was about to ask the cashier for a lottery ticket when I thought, hmmm….I’m 38 years old today…if I buy some alcohol, I wonder if he’d card me. I grabbed a 6 pack of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and brought it to the cashier.
Cashier: Can I see your ID?
Me: You want to see my ID? How old do you think I am?
Cashier: I’d say 23 or 24.
Well happy 23rd or 24th birthday to me! The liquor store cashier is now my new best friend. And tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is $140 million and I’m sure I’ll win….because it’s my birthday!