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(The Sun)   You would think white wine coolers would be appropriate for a 7-year-old. The Sun is there   (thesun.co.uk) divider line 40
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2012-04-04 12:51:28 AM
I have a friend who was given Zima by her aunt when she was only about 11. When someone else questioned the aunt's decision making skills in feeding alcohol to an elementary schooler, the aunt's response was, "that's okay, they're only children."

/Yes, this was Florida
//No, they weren't trailer park dwellers, they were upper class old money
 
2012-04-04 01:06:37 AM
First you couldn't give out $5 to random kids in the street. Now you can't even give a 7-year-old a wine cooler... what's this world coming to?
 
2012-04-04 01:09:24 AM
Thank you for your support.

gallo.com
 
2012-04-04 01:14:49 AM
img.thesun.co.uk

Well when the seven year old is several inches taller than her mother (and apparently must have the legs of a mutated stork) it's easy to see how they could think she was of legal age.
 
2012-04-04 01:16:15 AM
well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?
 
2012-04-04 01:18:58 AM
What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?
 
2012-04-04 01:19:08 AM

iheartscotch: well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?


Me.
 
2012-04-04 01:19:27 AM

iheartscotch: well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?


I grew up in a Jewish household. We kids regularly had Manischewitz at special meals and occasions. That stuff is like an Australian Table wine, not really for drinking.
 
2012-04-04 01:22:34 AM

Mitch Mitchell: iheartscotch: well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?

Me.


What's in it for me?
 
2012-04-04 01:22:52 AM
How does something like this become news? Seriously. Did the mom call the press? Did the girl call the press? Did the Tesco cashier? Did the police? How did the reporter come into this information? And how did the reporter track down the girl and mom?

It boggles the mind.
 
2012-04-04 01:24:48 AM

FreetardoRivera: What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?


mingin
 
2012-04-04 01:27:17 AM

miss diminutive: [img.thesun.co.uk image 250x348]

Well when the seven year old is several inches taller than her mother (and apparently must have the legs of a mutated stork) it's easy to see how they could think she was of legal age.


You're just jealous.
 
2012-04-04 01:28:41 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: How does something like this become news? Seriously. Did the mom call the press? Did the girl call the press? Did the Tesco cashier? Did the police? How did the reporter come into this information? And how did the reporter track down the girl and mom?

It boggles the mind.


Sounds like the mom did. It says ITFA she was offered a 50 dollar gift certificate but doesn't want it, and instead just wants to make sure such a tragedy never again occurs.
 
2012-04-04 01:31:28 AM

Harry_Seldon: iheartscotch: well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?

I grew up in a Jewish household. We kids regularly had Manischewitz at special meals and occasions. That stuff is like an Australian Table wine, not really for drinking.


Well, l'chaim, my jewish friend!

I grew up in a catholic household; I too tryed wine, beer and liquor at a young age. It was just a sip here and a taste there; I understand austrailian table wine is quite potent.

/ hope i spelled that right
 
2012-04-04 01:33:01 AM

Smackledorfer: miss diminutive: [img.thesun.co.uk image 250x348]

Well when the seven year old is several inches taller than her mother (and apparently must have the legs of a mutated stork) it's easy to see how they could think she was of legal age.

You're just jealous.


Damn straight I am! I have to carry around a second piece of ID to buy a lottery ticket and she gets to buy wine coolers?! IT'S A TRAVESTY!
 
2012-04-04 01:41:46 AM

FreetardoRivera: What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?


Sixes and sevens?
 
2012-04-04 01:51:21 AM
Somewhere, there is a picture of me at age 4 two-handing a can of Narragansett beer.
 
2012-04-04 01:57:39 AM

FreetardoRivera: What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?


I'm afraid that this woman needs a whole new word.
 
2012-04-04 02:01:41 AM

iheartscotch: I grew up in a catholic household; I too tryed wine, beer and liquor at a young age. It was just a sip here and a taste there; I understand austrailian table wine is quite potent.


img.photobucket.com
 
2012-04-04 02:26:04 AM

FreetardoRivera: What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?


Mom.

Anyway, if seven-year-olds can buy their own wine how am I supposed to get them into my van?
 
2012-04-04 02:30:03 AM

blackurge9: Anyway, if seven-year-olds can buy their own wine how am I supposed to get them into my van?


Kids still like candy.
 
2012-04-04 02:36:01 AM

FreetardoRivera: What is the british slang for a woman that looks like that?


There are several possibilities that spring to mind, but I'd go with 'munter'.
 
2012-04-04 02:49:53 AM

rynthetyn: I have a friend who was given Zima by her aunt when she was only about 11. When someone else questioned the aunt's decision making skills in feeding alcohol to an elementary schooler, the aunt's response was, "that's okay, they're only children."

/Yes, this was Florida
//No, they weren't trailer park dwellers, they were upper class old money


'It's not like you can't make more of 'em. Two minutes work for your Uncle."
 
2012-04-04 03:05:14 AM
It's almost exactly a century since Parliament in the UK banned selling alcohol to children under eleven. It was customary until then to send small children with a jug to the corner pub for beer, porter, etc. There were cartoons in PUNCH magazine at the time of a ban showing boys complaining that the legislation meant the end of their daily beer. To stop a teething baby from crying, good nurses would rub their gums with gin. Bad nurses would give them enough gin to drink to souse them.

While it is a terrible idea for children to drink early, life expectancy was half of what it is today, and thus many of the diseases caused by smoking, alcohol, etc., simply did not show up or kill people like they do now because people didn't live long enough.

If you had a good chance of dying in an industrial accident at seven, why would anybody deny you your daily glass of gin or your bag of tobacky?

My love of cartoons gives me an excellent background in social history. Although jokes are often exagerations and satires on manners and morals, they are also a reliable record of innovations and beliefs. The "good old days", as portrayed by cartoonists in teh 1800s and early 1900s, were far from good: watered chalk water was sold as "milk" resulting in the type of deaths from malnutrition that you see today in China, food was adulterated (everything from wooden nutmegs to toxic substances such as prussian blue and sulphuric acid, not to mention plaster of Paris used to add weight to bread), and the lives of the working poor was a series of Andy Capp brawls in which the "fair sex" was often the more brutal of the two.

To quote Scriptures: "Do not ask why former days were better than these, for thou dost not inquire wisely after this." People haven't changed much in the last few thousand years, but the laws do. Personally, there's too much Nanny Statism but it's not always the stuff that outrages conservatives that is the worst. The stuff that outrages liberals and libertarians is obnoxious as well. People don't get to use judgement.

Perhaps this little girl was more responsible than her mother, like Edwina's daughter Saffron on AbFab. Those "hipster" glasses make her look a lot like my first cousin once removed, who was prematurely Twenty Something if not Thirty Something in her mid-teens. I think, by the way, that she is standing on something, like a curb, perhaps.
 
2012-04-04 03:17:42 AM

iheartscotch: Harry_Seldon: iheartscotch: well damn, If you can't give alcohol to small children; then who can you give it to?

I grew up in a Jewish household. We kids regularly had Manischewitz at special meals and occasions. That stuff is like an Australian Table wine, not really for drinking.

Well, l'chaim, my jewish friend!

I grew up in a catholic household; I too tryed wine, beer and liquor at a young age. It was just a sip here and a taste there; I understand austrailian table wine is quite potent.

/ hope i spelled that right


My childhood friend had the nickname Bud around the age of 5 (maybe younger) because he liked BudLight.

/rural Kentucky
 
2012-04-04 03:26:46 AM
My parents were pretty smart. When I was in middle school, they had me taste a sip of warm, skunked Bud Light. It tasted so awful it scared me off alcohol consumption altogether until I was in college.
 
HBK
2012-04-04 04:10:34 AM
It was a self checkout and the cashier lady just mashed the authorization button without even looking at the customer. This is another reason to get rid of auto-checkouts. That and the fact that it deprives high school kids minimum wage jobs.

/former grocery store checker
//never uses the self-checkout
///give those kids jobs!
 
2012-04-04 04:30:32 AM

Smackledorfer: AverageAmericanGuy: How does something like this become news? Seriously. Did the mom call the press? Did the girl call the press? Did the Tesco cashier? Did the police? How did the reporter come into this information? And how did the reporter track down the girl and mom?

It boggles the mind.

Sounds like the mom did. It says ITFA she was offered a 50 dollar gift certificate but doesn't want it, and instead just wants to make sure such a tragedy never again occurs.


Of course she turned down a $50 gift certificate. No U.K. store would take it.
 
2012-04-04 04:36:56 AM
to me, at a glance, the box looks like an easter egg.... the sort of thing that any kid would be buying.
she went through a self checkout and the thing 'bleeped'......... that can mean any number of things, and - my guess - the checkout assistant didnt notice it asked for her to do *an age check*.

A £50 gift certificate was more than generous, for such a small accident

a minor, minor accident, blown up by a woman who wanted to be in the newspapers
 
2012-04-04 04:40:14 AM

doloresonthedottedline: My childhood friend had the nickname Bud around the age of 5 (maybe younger) because he liked BudLight.

/rural Kentucky


Let's not compare my liberal elite New York upbringing to Kentucky.
 
2012-04-04 05:16:01 AM

Harry_Seldon: doloresonthedottedline: My childhood friend had the nickname Bud around the age of 5 (maybe younger) because he liked BudLight.

/rural Kentucky

Let's not compare my liberal elite New York upbringing to Kentucky.


Deal.

/let's also not acknowledge BudLight exists
 
2012-04-04 05:59:52 AM
The girl reminds me of that Margaret character from Dennis the Menace...
 
2012-04-04 06:58:13 AM
I bought my father cigars for his birthday when I was in elementry school. Believe it or not but the sun rose the next morning.
 
2012-04-04 07:31:32 AM
That's nothing...I was only 4 when I had to go to the hospital for alcohol poisoning

/I apparently thought a bottle of coffee brandy was chocolate milk
 
2012-04-04 08:21:43 AM
My 12 year old had a single glass of wine at his aunt's wedding. He's obviously going to grow up to be an alchoholic. It's weird how crazy people are about booze. I remember being given sips of beer/wine coolers/etc growing up, and no one batted an eye. I agree that selling wine to a seven year old is a bit nuts, but making alchohol as taboo as it seems to be now is probably part of the reason teenagers and young adults drink til they black out. If you're exposed to it your whole life it's just not a huge deal, but if it's some big glaring "OMG ADULTS ONLY" thing, of course kids are going to damn near fetishize it.
 
2012-04-04 10:14:15 AM
img.thesun.co.uk

best mock outrage photo of the week
 
2012-04-04 10:54:56 AM
i.imgur.com

I love the look of righteous indignation that the mum and daughter share. She'll grow up to be a coont as well.
 
2012-04-04 10:59:03 AM
Reminds me of this, except with cigarettes instead of alcohol

www.freewallpaperx.com
 
2012-04-04 11:47:11 AM
Woman with tattoo on neck complains about minor accidentally being sold alcohol. wonder what age that skank
started drinking?
 
2012-04-04 12:51:56 PM

miss diminutive: blackurge9: Anyway, if seven-year-olds can buy their own wine how am I supposed to get them into my van?

Kids still like candy.


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