Monday, January 03, 2005

"ID, Please."

Me and almost every brotha I know complain about being carded. It seems like almost every time we pay by credit card or want to buy something, a sales clerk wants ID from us, but no one else. Just two weeks ago I was at an IHOP, two white couples ahead of me pay with plastic, no problem. But the cashier demands identification from me.

But Gawker reports that sometimes famous people get carded, like uber-media personality Barbara Walters. Apparently she was purchasing dozens of DVDs at Best Buy on 86th and Lex. Baba Wawa paid with a credit card and the cashier asked her for ID. Okay, I feel better.[Gawker]