FAKE ID AND THE FRICK….Cathy Seipp on lying:
I do lie now and then when it comes to stupid rules that are made to be broken. For instance, when Maia was eight or nine and I wanted to take her to the Frick Museum in New York, I faked her birth certificate, because the Frick has a rule against children under 10.
She faked a birth certificate to get her daughter into the Frick? That’s…..kind of cool, actually.
But jeez, is the Frick really that finicky? The short answer, according to this “Policy on the Admission of Children,” is yes. The New York City Commission on Human Rights has even granted them an exemption from the age discrimination provisions of Section 8-107(4)(a) of the Administrative Code of the City of New York.
Which is all well and good, but still: do they really require a birth certificate? They don’t just take your word for it if you show up with a child who looks to be somewhere in the vicinity of tennish? Wow.