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BC’s Responsible Beverage Service Program

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Implementing Responsible Beverage Service


Case Study

Case Study

Outside a popular Vancouver nightclub where a line has formed, a nightclub employee discreetly whispers to the doorman checking ID, "Hey Brian, see those two couples down there?"

Brian nods.

"One of the guys asked the other guy if he had the ID when they were getting out of their car."

Brian replies, "Cool, thanks for the scoop."

After a few minutes, one of the couples is in front of Brian at the club entrance. "How's it going," Brian asks as he greets the couple.

The guy gives Brian his ID and says, "Not bad."

Brian examines the ID closely with a pocket flashlight and says, "Can you tell me your street address?"

The man replies, "753 Parlour Drive."

Brian continues, "What's your date of birth?"

The guy hesitates, "Um... September 23, 1983."

"How tall are you?" continues Brian.

The man answers, "Five... e... eleven."

"I'm going to need you to write your signature down like this one," Brian indicates, pointing at the ID.

"Sure, no problem." The guy signs the piece of paper and returns it to Brian.

Brian examines the signature and states, "I'm sorry, I'm not going to let you in."

The man, upset, turns to his girlfriend and says, "What! Let's get out of here, man," and walks away.

Discussion questions
  • What are the steps Brian took to verify the ID?
  • How did teamwork help in discovering the fake ID?