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1 of 15 of friends on 30th birthday party having cake

I had a hilarious but humbling experience recently. I was buying a pack of beer at a drugstore. The busy cashier had had a long ling before I got to her, so she was just mechanically grabbing items off of the conveyor belt and scanning them without even looking up at me. When she finally grabbed my alcoholic purchase, before glancing up, she instinctively said, “Can I have your ID” but then she looked up at me and said, “Oh. Nevermind.” Ouch. I can handle the ones who never ask in the first place, but to have someone consider it, see my face, and take it back is a whole different experience. Funny enough, I was okay with it—I walked out realizing that, aside from no longer looking like I’m in my twenties, there is truly nothing else I miss about that decade. Here are parts of your twenties you’re glad to kiss goodbye in your thirties.


Sharing hotel rooms with four girls

Remember having to share a hotel room with three or four friends when you traveled because you couldn’t afford your own room? Or just to split a room with one friend? You’d have to track down a bookstore just to use the toilet when everyone else was doing their makeup. No more of that now that I have a little extra travel budget!

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