What qualifications do you need to become a bouncer? I think it helps to be big, although I once witnessed a great spectacle in Kirkcaldy when a tiny woman strong-armed someone out the door when a fight was about to break out.
Beyond that, I am not sure. I only ask because so often they seem not to be very bright to say the least.
When I tried to enter a pub a few weeks ago, I was stopped and asked for my ID. There is nothing terribly unusual about that. But in this instance, the bouncer was strangely reluctant to let me in.
He peered at my driving license. He inspected my face.
“The guy on your ID isn’t wearing glasses — but you are.”
“You’ve got a beard. The guy on your ID doesn’t have one.”
Err, yeah. That’s because I’ve grown a beard.
“The guy on your ID looks quite a bit younger than you.”
By now, I was exasperated. I said quite pointedly, “Well yes, that’s because it was taken when I was 17.”
And let’s not even start on the curious idea that I should not be allowed into a pub because I look older than the photograph on my perfectly valid ID.