More and more states are finally making it mandatory to wear masks while in public places, particularly in stores or other enclosed spaces where social distancing is nearly impossible and ventilation is low. Not wanting to waste an opportunity, underage teens have been taking advantage of the rule to buy alcohol. How, you ask? By dressing up as grandmas with masks covering half their faces.
- This trend started on TikTok, of course. Like all hilariously ill-thought-out trends these days, the idea of teenagers putting on completely unconvincing old lady masks, then a disposable face mask, and attempting to purchase alcohol began on TikTok.
- Yes, it apparently actually works for some of them. While it seems fairly obvious upon looking that the youngsters trying to buy alcohol are wearing really cheap vinyl Halloween masks rather than being legit old ladies, according to some of the TikTok teens, they’ve been successful with this plan. I’d like to visit those stores and find out what the hell is going on, because seriously?
- They recommend using fake IDs for those without grandma masks. If you have a fake ID, TikTok teens recommend now’s the time to use them successfully since, when wearing a mask, your entire face isn’t visible and you’re therefore more likely to get away with looking like the person on the ID.
- The teens are really getting into their roles. In one video on the social media network, a teen dressed as a grandma, complete with headscarf and basic old lady clothes (you know the type, heh) is accompanied by a younger teen. The “old lady” isn’t even asked for her ID and instead, the clerk seems concerned that she might not even be able to carry the bottles to her car herself.
- I guess we should give them credit for ingenuity. I mean, we all had a drink or two when we weren’t 21. Besides, the legal drinking age in many European countries is 18, so I don’t necessarily think they’re doing anything wrong. Plus, if the store owners really aren’t bothered enough to look at who they’re selling to, I think they’re the real ones at fault, right?