Thursday, 2 September 2010

Culture Shock Diary #16 - Carrying my passport everywhere

As most of you will know, the US drinking age is 21, and they're pretty strict about it. They're supposed to ID everyone who looks under 25. I am 26, but I guess I look under 25 - maybe that would change if I stopped pulling out my greys, but for the time being I guess this is a good thing. Anyway, they don't accept UK drivers' licences, so I have to carry my passport. Everywhere. Especially to bars, where I am planning to drink. This equates to a high risk of losing my passport. Which freaks me out a little.

Anyway, it drives me crazy. I'm 26, I should be able to buy a damn beer without having to act like I'm crossing an international boundary.

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