Tuesday, January 1, 2013

New Year's ID

Last night, I was at New Year's party in Los Angeles, making my way to the door for some air when a girl stopped me. "Do I know you?" she asked. I looked at her for a moment and though she looked vaguely familiar, it could've been due to her Semitic feature (because don't we all  look alike?). "Are you from Maryland" she continued. I shook my head, but something about Maryland seemed to ring a bell. "What's your name?"

"Dvora," I said. And as I responded, it all clicked. This girl is the younger sister of one of my good friends from college.

"You're U.'s little sister, right?" I asked, feeling increasingly confident that I had correctly placed her.

"Yes! You were my fake ID!"

After I got my driver's license, I gave my college buddy my old learner's permit for his younger sister, not yet 21, which she used until she could legally get into bars on her own. And she dutifully memorized all of the info on my permit. Apparently, her friends even jokingly called her "Deb" after my legal name, Debra.

"Your birthday is in January, right?" she asked.

"Yes," I said sadly. "A big one is coming up. We're turning 30 this year."

Happy 2013 to everyone! May the year be filled with happiness, success, and a bunch of amazing unexpected little encounters!

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