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Time is just flying by, isn’t it? There isn’t a day that goes by where the hours haven’t seemingly disappeared — and it’s a new day and we’re doing it all over again. Ho-hum. The kids are no longer babies and, weirder yet, we are no longer in high school (no, really, do you ever feel like that, like you’re still in that Grade 12 mindset?)

So as time whips by and we get older, there’s nothing more satisfying, more invigorating than someone asking for your ID. Nothing. It truly feels like high school all over again — except this time there’s the satisfaction of digging out your driver’s license from the depths of your wallet and showing (with giddy satisfaction, we might add) that not only are you legal but you are way over the legal age.

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Whether it’s a restaurant or bar, beer or liquor store, on a plane for booze, a gas station or convenience store for cigarettes, a casino for gambling, heck, a movie theatre for R-rated movies — it feels damn good.

Is it a store clerk’s job to ask for ID? Of course! They’re supposed to question anyone who might look younger than 25 or 30. You know what that means, right? We look younger than 25!!! And it only gets that much better when the ID comes out; the look of bewilderment on their face, shocked that you are (insert age here). It’s enough to make you want to leap over the counter and hug them. Buy them flowers. Ask for their name and address so you can add them to your Christmas card list. As far as we are concerned, it’s the best compliment ever.

That simple question, “Can I seem some ID?” is like a boost of energy no caffeine-injected beverage can provide. It’ll put a spring in your hobbled step and a smile on your wrinkled face all while you flip your increasingly greying hair. The best.

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The things we’re grateful for linger long after the turkey’s been digested. To remind ourselves that celebrating life’s little joys is really where it’s at, The Loop’s calling out the everyday things that give us heaps of pleasure. Starting October 10, we’ll publish one new story daily about a thing, moment or experience that gives us the warm and fuzzies.

You’ve probably got plenty to be thankful for, too, and we want to know about it! Share what you’re most grateful for on Facebook here or via Twitter using the hashtag #12DAYSOFTHANKS (we’re @theloopca) or join the conversation on Hubub. Happy Thanksgiving!