The following was written by Arunee SengChanh as part of an awareness campaign by Oregon Partnership and the Oregon Liquor Control Commission regarding "shoulder tapping." It's a term used when teens ask adults to buy them alcohol.
Shoulder tapping. This is a term I learned during middle school and, sadly, later became a term that I would witness my peers demonstrate.
Attempting to recollect the memories of my adolescent years, it feels as if it were yesterday that my friends and I were arguing over who was going to go to a store and shoulder tap customers as they walked in.