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.