I never owned a fake ID. One of my classmates, Ted, was fortunate enough to have had an error made on his driver’s license. It added two years to his age, so that in Grade 12 he could buy alcohol for, well, everybody.
I always assumed that you bought fake IDs from a dodgy-looking weasal of a man down some dark alley in the wrong part of time. At least that’s how it was done in the old days. I read in the Vancouver Sun today that things have gone decidedly high tech (no link, as it requires registration, but here’s a similar article from an Ontario paper).
Digital Products will make you a fake drivers license or other ID from 34 states and seven provinces, including BC. In fact, my fellow British Columbians and I should take pride, as we’re the top-selling Canadian province. They look very realistic, and include the hologram and the magnetic strips of actual licenses. All for US $90.
So now that under-age kids can get both porn and liquor (indirectly) over the Internet, what coming-of-age trials are left? When they’re all grown up, will today’s youths wax nostalgic about the day their WiFi router broke?