“The Leap-Day Baby’s Paradox” at The Atlantic.

The night I turned 21, I swaggered into a college watering hole in Camden, N.J. No longer would I flash a doctored Connecticut license and pose as a haggard 42-year-old Stonington man named Kurt. At the stroke of midnight, I could buy a beer legally.

The barkeep slid my license back. “I can’t serve you,” he said. He thought my real ID was fake. Who, after all, has February 29 for their birthday? I protested, but it was no use. “Plus,” he said. “It’s February 28. Come back tomorrow.”

Read the rest over at The Atlantic here.

search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close