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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 13
    More: Sad, self checkout, Charla Nash, Tesco  
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2012-11-30 01:16:08 PM
3 votes:
Did they also buy meat?

Because how can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?
2012-11-30 08:18:47 PM
1 votes:

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 07:48:17 PM
1 votes:
> 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 07:31:11 PM
1 votes:
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 06:59:23 PM
1 votes:

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 06:53:58 PM
1 votes:

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 06:42:31 PM
1 votes:
And yet it's RACIST to show ID to prove you are who you say you are to vote.

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2012-11-30 05:27:42 PM
1 votes:
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Know a thing or two about hot pudding...
2012-11-30 05:25:01 PM
1 votes:
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 05:06:04 PM
1 votes:

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 03:51:28 PM
1 votes:

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 01:47:46 PM
1 votes:

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 01:35:36 PM
1 votes:
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.
 
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