I've been 18 since April, but have only used the 'I'm 18' card a few times.
First time: Getting painkillers from sick bay without them calling my parents. I know, glamorous.
Second time: Getting photos taken to be published online without needing a parental release form.
Third time: Signing a petition.
And I think today makes the fourth time: Voting in my council election. I felt very adult-like looking through the things the candidates proposed and numbering those boxes from 1-14.
I suppose I can't really say that it is a completely boring list. Even though I've never bought alcohol or gone to a nightclub I have practised my right to a say and have an article with a photo with me in it floating around on the internet. But I haven't even drank any alcohol. Except for trying and hating church wine and a sip of champagne in Paris. Before I was 18. That my parents don't know about. Hopefully it stays that way. And in my defence it was new year and it was only a sip!
So I guess there are a lot of people that have been taking advantage of the whole being 18 thing a whole lot more than me. But I think I'd rather be me with my list of four things than be someone else with a million or so things.