Here’s Why Bartenders Are Still Carding You After You’ve Turned 21
By Amber 0
The video features bartenders with a wide range of experience, from three weeks to 40 years—and all said they’re pretty damn good at guessing peoples’ ages. And then they were put to the test, and totally proved wrong:
According to the bartenders, the biggest giveaways that someone is underage are mannerisms, appearance, and body language (fidgeting and sweating are serious red flags), but the first person they analyzed—a 20-year-old named Hawk—was mistakenly labeled as over-21 by everyone due to his clean-cut appearance and overall professional look.
But, Khloe, a 24-year-old, was dubbed underage by everyone. Kennedy, 19, was also labeled as over 21.
Luckily, they did pretty well when it came to Patty, 28. “She’s over 21,” said one bartender. “She carries herself well. She looks like she’s seen some shit, too.” (Here are four ways you can prevent the signs of aging.)
The bartenders were pretty bummed to find out that, yeah, they’re not so great at telling age on sight. So, next time you’re asked for your ID at a bar, do your bartender a solid and fork it over willingly—they seriously have no idea how old you are.