THE SCENE: A small wine and liquor store in the peaceful little town of Newton Center, near the Newton campus of Boston College, where wild, thirsty students roam the land and liquor vendors are suspicious of fresh-faced youngsters.
THE PLAYERS: A Young Woman dressed as a Student; the Shopkeeper
After some hesitation, the Young Woman selects a bottle of red wine, then carries it over to the checkout counter.
Shopkeeper: Hello. Ah, can I see your I.D. please?
Young Woman: *pats down her pockets* Oh, rats, I've forgotten my wallet. I was just out to walk my landlords' dog Dizzy, you see. The black spoodle waiting outside? I hadn't really planned to do any shopping on the way.
Shopkeeper: I'm sorry, I can't sell you anything if you don't have proof that you're over 21.
Young Woman: But I was in here last Tuesday, don't you remember? The Belgian looking for Hoegaarden -- you didn't have any so I got the locally brewed hefeweizen, which incidentally wasn't very good, instead. I showed you my I.D. then. *waves hand discreetly*
Shopkeeper: Hmm, let me see... I'm not sure I recall....
Young Woman: *insisting* Yes, I showed you my passport. *waves hand again* You were surprised I was born in 1980. And that means I'm well over age. *more handwaving*
Shopkeeper: *eyes suddenly sharp* Your mind tricks will not work on me, Jedi!
Young Woman: Damnation, I am discovered. Quick, Dizzy, to the Batmobile! We must go fetch my passport. And remind me next week to go to the Registry of Motor Vehicles administration to apply for a Massachusetts Liquor Card.
The Young Woman exits the scene with a swirl of her cape.