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(Daily Mail)   It's come to this: Supermarket is now asking customers who are buying microwavable pudding for ID because the contents get hot and they could burn themselves   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 111
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2012-11-30 01:16:08 PM  
Did they also buy meat?

Because how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
 
2012-11-30 01:28:35 PM  
This is bad news....for Rushbo.
 
2012-11-30 01:35:36 PM  
And this is why we have a second ammendment. Withouth it, the king of england could tell Americans that they need id to purchase junk food.
 
2012-11-30 01:36:23 PM  
Well, if it's in the Daily Mail it must have happened exactly as described

/Bonjour
 
2012-11-30 01:39:04 PM  
Another sign of the Apocalypse.

Only those with the Mark of the Beast can buy and sell pudding.
 
2012-11-30 01:43:00 PM  
I went shopping over the summer and used a self checkout lane. I bought a 6 packs of IBC Root Beer and it all but set an alarm off. The attendant came over, carded me (for farking Root Beer!) and checked every single bottle in the 6 pack.

Apparently some smart kids started putting beer bottles that look like IBC bottles in IBC 6 packs and buying them.
 
2012-11-30 01:43:21 PM  
microwave pudding? who does that?
 
2012-11-30 01:47:46 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I went shopping over the summer and used a self checkout lane. I bought a 6 packs of IBC Root Beer and it all but set an alarm off. The attendant came over, carded me (for farking Root Beer!) and checked every single bottle in the 6 pack.

Apparently some smart kids started putting beer bottles that look like IBC bottles in IBC 6 packs and buying them.


I can understand checking the bottles, but unless there's actual beer in there, you should tell them to go fark themselves asking for ID.
 
2012-11-30 01:53:50 PM  
FTFA: A Tesco spokesman said today: 'There is no age restriction on this product.

'We've scanned the item ourselves and found that no age restriction message appeared, so there may have been a one-off error with the checkout.'



Do you people actually read the entire article before posting/greenlighting?
 
2012-11-30 02:01:29 PM  

InspectorZero: FTFA: A Tesco spokesman said today: 'There is no age restriction on this product.

'We've scanned the item ourselves and found that no age restriction message appeared, so there may have been a one-off error with the checkout.'


Do you people actually read the entire article before posting/greenlighting?


Where do you think you are?
 
2012-11-30 02:10:12 PM  

ManateeGag: microwave pudding? who does that?


Masochists who think a microwaved Hot Pocket isn't warm enough
 
2012-11-30 02:56:01 PM  
img4-1.myrecipes.timeinc.net

This is pudding you limey cocksuckers.
 
2012-11-30 03:11:52 PM  
how old do you have to be to buy pudding?
 
2012-11-30 03:14:56 PM  
The machine, in Southampton, Hampshire, told him his purchase had to be 'approved' - and a member of staff was only too eager to demand his identification proving he was over 18.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.
 
2012-11-30 03:25:15 PM  
I blame Bill Cosby.

Somehow.
 
2012-11-30 03:51:28 PM  

InspectorZero: FTFA: A Tesco spokesman said today: 'There is no age restriction on this product.

'We've scanned the item ourselves and found that no age restriction message appeared, so there may have been a one-off error with the checkout.'


Do you people actually read the entire article before posting/greenlighting?


It's the Daily Fail. Reading it actually has an inverse effect on one's understanding of the subject.
 
2012-11-30 03:52:21 PM  
Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.
 
2012-11-30 04:02:01 PM  
So, before some Republican comes in here screaming about liberal nanny states, I'd just like to point out that Republicans pretty much own Tennessee government and I have to show an ID in this state to buy Robitussin.
 
2012-11-30 04:33:21 PM  
These ID laws are bullshiat. I have to show an ID to the pharmacist to buy Sudafed, which can be turned into meth, but I don't have to show an ID to Toothy or Bones back in the alley behind the drug store to buy the meth itself? Just like how I have to be all 'not a felon' to buy a gun legally, but I can't do that after that 'robbing the Tesco to pay for my pudding habit' thing, which didn't have anything to do with meth or Sudafed, and anyway I can't even get a drivers' license anymore! Especially since I don't have a car since I sold it for bail money. And Toothy and Bones don't even sell guns! What am I going to do once I run out of pudding again?

Hold on, I think the police are at the door again.
 
2012-11-30 04:34:23 PM  

ManateeGag: microwave pudding? who does that?


I tried it but the metal lids kept sparking and eventually caught my microwave on fire. Don't even ask about the plastic spoon.
 
2012-11-30 04:49:36 PM  
Holy sh*t the butt-enhancement story at the bottom...my dear god.
 
2012-11-30 04:49:42 PM  
i.qkme.me

/hot like microwave puddin
 
2012-11-30 04:49:46 PM  
Given the prominent pose, I'm going with the idea that he's testing the Daily Mail on their bullishiat.
 
2012-11-30 04:50:14 PM  

vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.


Neither are edible.
 
2012-11-30 04:51:22 PM  
It's the United Nanny Kingdom. No surprises.

/carry on
 
2012-11-30 04:51:23 PM  

GAT_00: So, before some Republican comes in here screaming about liberal nanny states, I'd just like to point out that Republicans pretty much own Tennessee government and I have to show an ID in this state to buy Robitussin.


That shiat is why I'm a Libertarian. Republicans want sober prole slaves, generally.
 
2012-11-30 04:53:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: The machine, in Southampton, Hampshire, told him his purchase had to be 'approved' - and a member of staff was only too eager to demand his identification proving he was over 18.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


0/10
 
2012-11-30 04:56:04 PM  

vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.


Plum pudding is crap.
 
2012-11-30 04:57:03 PM  

GAT_00: So, before some Republican comes in here screaming about liberal nanny states, I'd just like to point out that Republicans pretty much own Tennessee government and I have to show an ID in this state to buy Robitussin.


Yes, but in their defense it is well known that Gat_00 uses Robitussin to get high.
 
2012-11-30 04:59:56 PM  

vudukungfu: vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.

Neither are edible.


Not true. Both are technically edible. However edible does not mean good to eat. A turd by definition is edible.
 
2012-11-30 05:00:03 PM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-11-30 05:02:09 PM  
Of course, since it's coming from the daily mail, we can only assume the actual story took place in a a hair salon, and has nothing to do with microwavable pudding whatsoever in reality
 
2012-11-30 05:04:37 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: vudukungfu: vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.

Neither are edible.

Not true. Both are technically edible. However edible does not mean good to eat. A turd by definition is edible.


what about legos.. or duplo??
 
2012-11-30 05:05:14 PM  
Damn poor homeless people. Most of them don't have IDs because they either lost it or it already got stolen. What if the only food available is pudding and they don't have the ID to buy it?
 
2012-11-30 05:06:04 PM  

Somaticasual: Of course, since it's coming from the daily mail, we can only assume the actual story took place in a a hair salon, and has nothing to do with microwavable pudding whatsoever in reality


If I had 2 cents for every third hand story about a stupid store employee, I'd have enough to start a national newspaper full of shiat.
 
2012-11-30 05:07:26 PM  

FirstNationalBastard: Did they also buy meat?

Because how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?


Clintoned in the Boobies. Last one out, get the lights
 
2012-11-30 05:08:39 PM  
 
2012-11-30 05:09:23 PM  
Who the hell wants to eat hot pudding!?
 
2012-11-30 05:11:26 PM  
other people's problems - I haven't eaten pudding in about 20 years.

/walmart asked me for an ID when I bought pipe cleaners about 15 years ago. Apparently it's drug paraphernalia. Why yes, I was going to clean my drug paraphernalia with the pipe cleaners, but why would Walmart care about that? I already had the drug paraphernalia - I just wanted to clean it.
 
2012-11-30 05:12:57 PM  

someguy945: [imgs.xkcd.com image 270x408]


cartoons about cliches? So...it has come to this.
 
2012-11-30 05:13:09 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I went shopping over the summer and used a self checkout lane. I bought a 6 packs of IBC Root Beer and it all but set an alarm off. The attendant came over, carded me (for farking Root Beer!) and checked every single bottle in the 6 pack.

Apparently some smart kids started putting beer bottles that look like IBC bottles in IBC 6 packs and buying them.


This may explain one of our local grocery stores' machines beeping for ID when you buy bottled root beer. The checkers never actually bother to card for it, but it's an annoyance to stand around at the self-checkout waiting for someone to come over.

I thought their system was just really stupid and no one had bothered to fix it all these years, but maybe it's an actual corporate policy that the checkers don't follow.

\I try to avoid shopping at that store anyways.
 
2012-11-30 05:13:27 PM  
the funniest thing I ever saw as a cook was the night this kid drained the fryers into a plastic bucket.

hey, what's that cooking?
 
2012-11-30 05:16:56 PM  
I found the article very informative, as I did not know that they make microwavable pudding.
 
2012-11-30 05:17:01 PM  
reason.com 


/hot like the inside of a Hot Pocket
 
2012-11-30 05:17:27 PM  
i.chzbgr.com

/First world problems
 
2012-11-30 05:20:58 PM  

kbronsito: And this is why we have a second ammendment. Withouth it, the king of england could tell Americans that they need id to purchase junk food.


And the hillbillies with rifles get quickly suppressed by the military with its tanks and ships and airplanes.

These days, you have to hope the government doesn't want mass civilian casualties or that large sections of the military defect.
 
2012-11-30 05:22:41 PM  
ID?

why?

common farking sense has nothing to do with age
 
2012-11-30 05:22:59 PM  

HST's Dead Carcass: I went shopping over the summer and used a self checkout lane. I bought a 6 packs of IBC Root Beer and it all but set an alarm off. The attendant came over, carded me (for farking Root Beer!) and checked every single bottle in the 6 pack.

Apparently some smart kids started putting beer bottles that look like IBC bottles in IBC 6 packs and buying them.


That sucks - especially when you can't even buy real beer in a grocery store where you live. 3.2 beer is evil!
 
2012-11-30 05:24:52 PM  

vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.


Bakewell Pudding is artery-clogging awesomeness.
 
2012-11-30 05:25:01 PM  
Supermarket is now asking customer who are

Well, if it's only one, what's the problem?

/f**king plurals, how do they work?
 
2012-11-30 05:27:42 PM  
i1079.photobucket.com
Know a thing or two about hot pudding...
 
2012-11-30 05:30:05 PM  

Jon iz teh kewl: Smeggy Smurf: vudukungfu: vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.

Neither are edible.

Not true. Both are technically edible. However edible does not mean good to eat. A turd by definition is edible.

what about legos.. or duplo??


Neither has any digestable organic material so no. But I'd rather eat legos than british cooking I mean turds
 
2012-11-30 05:33:56 PM  
Work is over...my last post of the day. Enjoy!

puddin' pop
 
2012-11-30 05:34:44 PM  
Microwavable pudding?
 
2012-11-30 05:36:43 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: Jon iz teh kewl: Smeggy Smurf: vudukungfu: vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.

Neither are edible.

Not true. Both are technically edible. However edible does not mean good to eat. A turd by definition is edible.

what about legos.. or duplo??

Neither has any digestable organic material so no. But I'd rather eat legos than british cooking I mean turds


When it comes to "technically edible", you have to apply the Crocodile Dundee test - If it tastes like shiat, but will keep you alive, it's "edible".
 
2012-11-30 05:39:07 PM  
Did anyone else notice the panel of Most Read News Stories appearing at the bottom of this one? Those butt implant pictures are going to give me nightmares.
 
2012-11-30 05:39:43 PM  
I could only expect this from England. Sooner or later you will all live in bubbles.
 
2012-11-30 05:39:53 PM  
Rufus Lee King and PhiloeBedoe have won the thread today - reminding me of two funny things I love - The Young Ones and the State.
 
2012-11-30 05:48:36 PM  

Donnchadha: Well, if it's in the Daily Mail it must have happened exactly as described

 
2012-11-30 05:52:18 PM  
So, is the Mail hiding behind every bush, shelf, and trashcan in the UK, being there on the spot to catch these little incidents?

Bullsh*t. I'm calling bullsh*t.
 
2012-11-30 05:56:41 PM  

TXEric: Smeggy Smurf: Jon iz teh kewl: Smeggy Smurf: vudukungfu: vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.

Neither are edible.

Not true. Both are technically edible. However edible does not mean good to eat. A turd by definition is edible.

what about legos.. or duplo??

Neither has any digestable organic material so no. But I'd rather eat legos than british cooking I mean turds

When it comes to "technically edible", you have to apply the Crocodile Dundee test - If it tastes like shiat, but will keep you alive, it's "edible".


Needs garlic
 
2012-11-30 05:57:48 PM  
And an ID will stop them from burning themselves....how?

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 06:03:30 PM  
The explanation that it's a "one off error" doesn't explain how the clerk had a vaguely plausible reason ready. Sounds like Tesco might be doing wholesale identity theft?
 
2012-11-30 06:05:39 PM  
 
2012-11-30 06:17:58 PM  
It's come to this: Supermarket is now asking customer who are buying microwavable pudding for ID because the contents get hot and they could burn themselves
newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2012-11-30 06:18:23 PM  

sigdiamond2000: The machine, in Southampton, Hampshire, told him his purchase had to be 'approved' - and a member of staff was only too eager to demand his identification proving he was over 18.

Welcome to Obama's America, in full effect.


Yeah - if Obama's America was across the pond and called the United Kingdom.
 
2012-11-30 06:21:48 PM  

Rufus Lee King: A lot of folks say that young people are violent, right? Well, how would you feel if you were old enough to have...intercourse...with the partner of your choice, yet still could not buy pudding at Tesco?

[i.ytimg.com image 480x360]


He looks like my high school boyfriend.
 
2012-11-30 06:22:55 PM  
Ow, my eye! I'm not supposed to get pudding in it!
 
2012-11-30 06:23:42 PM  
They need to start issuing everyone in England a helmet and put corks on every fork.

And for the love of God, dispose of all those dangerous paperclips.
 
2012-11-30 06:33:09 PM  
First they came for the Sudafed and I did not speak out because I was not congested........
 
2012-11-30 06:40:04 PM  

Rufus Lee King: A lot of folks say that young people are violent, right? Well, how would you feel if you were old enough to have...intercourse...with the partner of your choice, yet still could not buy pudding at Tesco?


I feel old now. Nice play.
 
2012-11-30 06:40:35 PM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-30 06:41:35 PM  

PhiloeBedoe: Know a thing or two about hot pudding...


There out is!

Thank you... I can go in peace now.
 
2012-11-30 06:42:31 PM  
And yet it's RACIST to show ID to prove you are who you say you are to vote.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 06:43:13 PM  
Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.
 
2012-11-30 06:44:51 PM  

megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.


It's Federal LAW that they DO!
 
2012-11-30 06:45:22 PM  

vernonFL: Black


My mam made black pudding so black even the white bits were black.
 
2012-11-30 06:50:27 PM  
When I was younger I worked at a store and the checkout was regularly doing this mad thing where it would demand an age verification for chocolate. It was because the management was lazy and the UPC was set by category, and some of the chocolates from a particular brand were liquors. All it needed was to fix a data point, but no-one ever did it. It sounds like a similar thing here. Thank God the Daily Mail got there faster than orange juice through a man with the squirts.
 
2012-11-30 06:50:59 PM  

vernonFL: Yorkshire pudding is a pastry.

Black pudding is blood sausage.


Sticky toffee pudding is heaven.
 
2012-11-30 06:51:42 PM  

Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!


Federal law to ID for the non-alcoholic beer (which is fine wih me) or federal law that they have to accept the passport?

Meijer definately did not take the passport. Also fine with me because I bought fancy scotch at a nice liquor store instead. And non-alcoholic beer. Everyone won is that situation.
 
2012-11-30 06:53:58 PM  

kbronsito: And this is why we have a second ammendment. Withouth it, the king of england could tell Americans that they need id to purchase junk food.


No, in the US, McDonalds ends up paying megabucks to a woman who burns herself with their coffee.

Donnchadha: Well, if it's in the Daily Mail it must have happened exactly as described

/Bonjour


Exactly. The POS system had that item incorrectly tagged as age controlled. If the staff member did indeed tell him that it was because "he might get burned", I'd suggest that it was just a bit of banter. She approved the sale without requiring ID.

This sort of nonsense is the Heil's bread-and-butter though. When it comes to the gutter press, we're all of us lying in the gutter, but it's looking at the drain.
 
2012-11-30 06:54:19 PM  

Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!


They are a private business. They can require customers to display their genitalia as ID, if they wish.
 
2012-11-30 06:56:57 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!

They are a private business. They can require customers to display their genitalia as ID, if they wish.


That would be the shortest check-out ever for some people.
 
2012-11-30 06:59:23 PM  

AliceBToklasLives: Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!

They are a private business. They can require customers to display their genitalia as ID, if they wish.


Can they also require "nothing" as ID?
 
2012-11-30 07:01:11 PM  

megarian: Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!

Federal law to ID for the non-alcoholic beer (which is fine wih me) or federal law that they have to accept the passport?

Meijer definately did not take the passport. Also fine with me because I bought fancy scotch at a nice liquor store instead. And non-alcoholic beer. Everyone won is that situation.


Everyone most certainly did not win if you bought non-alcoholic beer.
 
2012-11-30 07:01:52 PM  

megarian: Linkster: megarian: Try to buy non-alcoholic beer for my pops on Thanksgiving.

Got ID'd.

Had a passport as a form of ID and the store does not take passports as a valid form of ID.

Double wtf.

It's Federal LAW that they DO!

Federal law to ID for the non-alcoholic beer (which is fine wih me) or federal law that they have to accept the passport?

Meijer definately did not take the passport. Also fine with me because I bought fancy scotch at a nice liquor store instead. And non-alcoholic beer. Everyone won is that situation.


Accept the passport, Non-alcoholic beer is neither beer nor non alcoholic.
 
2012-11-30 07:02:07 PM  

Griswold: And yet it's RACIST to show ID to prove you are who you say you are to vote.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x282]


People aren't laughing with you. They're laughing at you.
 
2012-11-30 07:03:54 PM  
*shrug* The man likes his non-alcoholic beer. Some people like decaf. It's a crazy, mixed-up world.
 
2012-11-30 07:05:23 PM  
Sometimes the microwave only heats the outside of my food

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 07:21:37 PM  
I don't actually have anything against this planet, but outer space frikkin' rules.

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 07:26:08 PM  
Grocery stores want to track your purchases and sell off your personal data. That's why they want your ID.

Saying "It's because pudding gets hot when cooked" makes no sense. Everything gets hot when cooked - that's what cooking does, it makes it hot.

Just tell 'em to fark off, shop elsewhere.
 
2012-11-30 07:27:26 PM  

AndreMA: The explanation that it's a "one off error" doesn't explain how the clerk had a vaguely plausible reason ready. Sounds like Tesco might be doing wholesale identity theft?


Yeah, that's the weirder part. Not that a machine might make an error--but that the clerk and management would say "Oh yeah, this happens all the time. It's quite normal for our scanner to ask for an ID for pudding. Not to worry, citizen."
 
2012-11-30 07:31:11 PM  
Stores computer system farks up, wrong sku got entered or something, and employee makes something up to justify seemingly assinine policy to placate customer. I did that shiat all the time when i worked retail. Customers get mad when you say "i have no idea", its better just to lie.
 
2012-11-30 07:33:32 PM  

Gyrfalcon: AndreMA: The explanation that it's a "one off error" doesn't explain how the clerk had a vaguely plausible reason ready. Sounds like Tesco might be doing wholesale identity theft?

Yeah, that's the weirder part. Not that a machine might make an error--but that the clerk and management would say "Oh yeah, this happens all the time. It's quite normal for our scanner to ask for an ID for pudding. Not to worry, citizen."


There was one a while back where someone got carded for a spoon. You almost have to wonder if someone is just mistagging products for laughs.
 
2012-11-30 07:35:12 PM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: [i48.tinypic.com image 634x378]


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2012-11-30 07:37:23 PM  
Next: mandatory helmet in the shower
 
2012-11-30 07:42:37 PM  
i.ytimg.com
 
2012-11-30 07:48:17 PM  
> Tesco said: 'The self service machines can be temperamental. The pudding should not be an age-restricted product. It's a mystery why the machine prompted staff to ask for ID.'

So, it was a mistake. Sounds like the clerk was either making shiat up, or making an excuse.

Last winter, I had a minor bug; achy body, slightly upset stomach, stuffy nose, etc. I had to stop at Kroger anyway, so I picked up some Alka-Seltzer Cold and went through the self-check lanes. When I rang up the Alka-Seltzer, I had to wait for an attendant to be free so they could check my ID. They told me it was because it was a decongestant, but the clerk acted confused and preturbed about it.

So what really happened is that they miscoded all the decongestants. This is in Illinois, and they check require suphedrine to be purchased with ID at the pharmacy, and for a time this town required ID for dextromethorphan. This had neither. Whoopsydoodle, they fixed the error, the next time I bought the stuff it was no problem.

I forgot the Law of Fark: I should have called the Chicago Tribune and the New York Post, and started shouting from the rooftops about the nanny state gone amok.
 
2012-11-30 07:54:22 PM  

theMightyRegeya: > Tesco said: 'The self service machines can be temperamental. The pudding should not be an age-restricted product. It's a mystery why the machine prompted staff to ask for ID.'



So it was a mistake - just 'fess up Tesco. If it's a mistake, it's a mistake. Someone programmed the item incorrectly. That is if it was indeed a mistake. It's a data error. It's not a programming error. Shiat happens.
 
2012-11-30 08:07:59 PM  

Griswold: And yet it's RACIST to show ID to prove you are who you say you are to vote.

[media.tumblr.com image 500x282]


Not necessarily racist. Just a solution that doesn't work for a problem that doesn't exist.
 
2012-11-30 08:14:50 PM  

Ed Finnerty: ManateeGag: microwave pudding? who does that?

I tried it but the metal lids kept sparking and eventually caught my microwave on fire. Don't even ask about the plastic spoon.


i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-30 08:18:47 PM  

iron de havilland: kbronsito: And this is why we have a second ammendment. Withouth it, the king of england could tell Americans that they need id to purchase junk food.

No, in the US, McDonalds ends up paying megabucks to a woman who burns herself with their coffee.

Donnchadha: Well, if it's in the Daily Mail it must have happened exactly as described

/Bonjour

Exactly. The POS system had that item incorrectly tagged as age controlled. If the staff member did indeed tell him that it was because "he might get burned", I'd suggest that it was just a bit of banter. She approved the sale without requiring ID.

This sort of nonsense is the Heil's bread-and-butter though. When it comes to the gutter press, we're all of us lying in the gutter, but it's looking at the drain.


Exactly. But that's enough to start the local stupidity cycle.

1. Incorrectly tagged item at Tesco indicates unnecessary ID request.

2. Daily Mail reports it as HEALTH AND SAFETY GONE MAD.

3. Muppets on Fark post UK NANNY STATE LOLZ.

And so the stupidity is complete.
 
2012-11-30 09:42:37 PM  

Happy Hours: theMightyRegeya: > Tesco said: 'The self service machines can be temperamental. The pudding should not be an age-restricted product. It's a mystery why the machine prompted staff to ask for ID.'



So it was a mistake - just 'fess up Tesco. If it's a mistake, it's a mistake. Someone programmed the item incorrectly. That is if it was indeed a mistake. It's a data error. It's not a programming error. Shiat happens.


Reading isn't your strong suit, is it?
 
2012-11-30 09:44:18 PM  
England is such a silly charming amusing place.

So quaint.
 
2012-11-30 09:46:00 PM  
Is Cadbury chocolate pudding available in the states? I bet it's tasty.

/homemade is best, of course, but the stuff in the cups is pretty farking good too
//cue the Fark Food Police
 
2012-11-30 10:31:57 PM  
You can have my name when you pry it out of my hot blistered hands you nazi's!!

/clutches microwave pudding to chest and runs.
 
2012-11-30 10:41:02 PM  

Skirl Hutsenreiter: HST's Dead Carcass: I went shopping over the summer and used a self checkout lane. I bought a 6 packs of IBC Root Beer and it all but set an alarm off. The attendant came over, carded me (for farking Root Beer!) and checked every single bottle in the 6 pack.

Apparently some smart kids started putting beer bottles that look like IBC bottles in IBC 6 packs and buying them.

This may explain one of our local grocery stores' machines beeping for ID when you buy bottled root beer. The checkers never actually bother to card for it, but it's an annoyance to stand around at the self-checkout waiting for someone to come over.

I thought their system was just really stupid and no one had bothered to fix it all these years, but maybe it's an actual corporate policy that the checkers don't follow.

\I try to avoid shopping at that store anyways.


I bought Stella to go with thanksgiving. Got to the self checkout, and it beeps. The clerk goes, "you're over 21 right?". I said yes, he let me go. I am 27 but that was odd. Usually they ask for ID.
 
2012-11-30 11:41:50 PM  
Why the fark would I heat up pudding?
 
2012-12-01 12:37:26 AM  
I was at Walmart a few weeks ago buying some stuff and had to show ID to the cashier because I was buying one of those little bottles of white-out. I pointed out the hatchet she had already scanned for me. No ID needed for that. I asked her if I'd need an ID to buy a machete and she said "Nope. Don't need one for the survival knives either."
 
2012-12-01 06:02:09 AM  
You wouldn't live in a nanny state if the people that lived there didn't need it. You see, dumbasses do not just fark up their own lives...no no no...They make everyone elses lives annoying and painful. And that is when the gov has to step in.

I guess what I am getting at is:

We need a better educational system in the US.
 
2012-12-01 06:41:48 AM  

Rufus Lee King: A lot of folks say that young people are violent, right? Well, how would you feel if you were old enough to have...intercourse...with the partner of your choice, yet still could not buy pudding at Tesco?

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If you're ever over this side of the pond sometime in the near future, I'm buying you an ale.
 
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