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(Metro)   92-year-old man stopped from buying vodka because he did not: A) Have enough money. B) Wrong time of day. C) Have ID proving he was of age   (metro.co.uk) divider line 78
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2013-11-26 02:13:34 PM
PSA: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was not a documentary.
 
2013-11-26 02:13:36 PM
Wow that's some major league typo fail right there
 
2013-11-26 02:14:22 PM
You not having an ID isn't worth the cashier losing their job.
 
2013-11-26 02:14:50 PM
Some stores have strict rules about asking a certain number of customers regardless of appearance and that they must see some form of ID once they have asked, or no sale.  Me, I'd just go with a strict policy of "hiring people with half a brain," but I guess that's just me.
 
2013-11-26 02:15:43 PM
I know, I know!

B - he did not have wrong time of day.

Where's my prize
 
2013-11-26 02:15:50 PM
It's not silly. My niece does Hollywood makeup and can easily make you look 92. Now if she could only make me look 22.
 
2013-11-26 02:16:21 PM
The cashier was trying to prevent someone from buying Smirnoff.
 
2013-11-26 02:16:33 PM

Macinfarker: Wow that's some major league typo fail right there


The headline reads like the "all your base are belong to us" meme. Drink a few today, subby?
 
2013-11-26 02:17:13 PM
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2013-11-26 02:17:44 PM

Macinfarker: Wow that's some major league typo fail right there


Smitty doesn't call it "vodak", so that's a fail in my book.
 
2013-11-26 02:17:47 PM
If they've been busted enough times by undercovers for not requesting ID or for selling to minors, then I totally understand the 100% ID policy.
 
2013-11-26 02:18:59 PM
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2013-11-26 02:20:12 PM
A liquor store near me has a sign that says "We don't care if you look 100.  No ID, no sale."  Apparently, the local PD/LCB likes to take 20 year olds, give them makeup to look as old as possible, then act like they forgot their IDs, and throw tantrums to see if they can get the minimum wage clerks to sell.  It's a policy to protect themselves.  Does it seem stupid?  Yes, it does.  Is it probably necessary?  Yup.
 
2013-11-26 02:22:32 PM
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2013-11-26 02:22:41 PM
I know Tennessee doesn't give two shiats if you're Abe farking Vigoda, they will card you, state law. Of course it's not a cute flirty way to flatter a cougar, though, which is a shame.
 
2013-11-26 02:22:48 PM

Highroller48: PSA: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was not a documentary.


Try telling that to Mork...

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2013-11-26 02:26:15 PM
Yeah, the kid doesn't want to lose his job, and he's been told he's required to card his own grandmother.
 
2013-11-26 02:27:11 PM
I had a friend who refused to sell cigarettes to someone who was clearly over 40 years old because the client lived out of province and the ID he provided was his out of province driver's license, which is apparently not a valid form of ID. The client asked to speak to the manager who proceeded to ream out my friend and told him to sell the cigarettes or he would be fired. He decided it was more important to keep his job, so he sold the customer the cigarettes.
 
2013-11-26 02:27:24 PM
I've had to do that before when bartending. Texas is strict about its liquor laws and TABC doesn't care how old someone is; they still need an ID, no exceptions. Obvious tag should have beaten Silly this time.
 
2013-11-26 02:28:13 PM
Actually, the article says the cashier was doing it as a joke. So, separately, I hope she gets fired for being an asshole to her customers.
 
2013-11-26 02:30:36 PM
The old man should have dropped his trousers. When the clerk saw the old guy's nuts at kneecap level, that would have proven Grandpa's age.
 
2013-11-26 02:32:13 PM
Unimpressed:

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2013-11-26 02:36:26 PM

Mazzic518: You not having an ID isn't worth the cashier losing their job.


correct
 
2013-11-26 02:38:29 PM

Hip Flask: I've had to do that before when bartending. Texas is strict about its liquor laws and TABC doesn't care how old someone is; they still need an ID, no exceptions. Obvious tag should have beaten Silly this time.


I lived in Austin for a short time and some liquor stores wouldn't even take our real out-of-state IDs.
 
2013-11-26 02:48:39 PM
Wegman's cards everyone no matter how old you may appear to be. That's the company policy and a clerk can be fired for selling alcohol without checking id's. Doesn't matter if you are 21 or 81, you're getting carded.
 
2013-11-26 02:50:13 PM
I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.
 
2013-11-26 02:52:26 PM

Mazzic518: You not having an ID isn't worth the cashier losing their job.


And being barred from similar jobs in the foreseeable future (depending on where you live).  I know here in Maine, they are *very* anal about liquor sale laws.
 
2013-11-26 02:53:25 PM

olddinosaur: I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.


How, graceful of you.
 
2013-11-26 02:57:31 PM

olddinosaur: I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.


My partner works at a wine store where they make her card literally everyone, and people like you make her day shiat. fark you, asshole. I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already. Every day she comes home with worse and worse anxiety from all the farking boomers who abuse her over a policy she has to enforce or be fired.
fark you
fark you
fark YOU
 
2013-11-26 02:59:04 PM
They wouldn't sell him any at Wegman's, either. Bad cashier if the store doesn't have a 100% proofing policy and she did it as a joke to be a twat.
 
2013-11-26 02:59:45 PM
I don't always vodka, but when I do, I don't wrong time of day.
 
2013-11-26 03:00:26 PM

Fell In Love With a Chair: I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already


How cute that you think your generation won't be the same way when you're crusty old farts.
 
2013-11-26 03:01:03 PM

nekom: I don't wrong time of day.


There's no wrong time of day for vodkaing
 
2013-11-26 03:01:16 PM

Fell In Love With a Chair: olddinosaur: I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.

My partner works at a wine store where they make her card literally everyone, and people like you make her day shiat. fark you, asshole. I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already. Every day she comes home with worse and worse anxiety from all the farking boomers who abuse her over a policy she has to enforce or be fired.
fark you
fark you
fark YOU


More like the WHINE store, am I right?
 
2013-11-26 03:06:22 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Fell In Love With a Chair: olddinosaur: I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.

My partner works at a wine store where they make her card literally everyone, and people like you make her day shiat. fark you, asshole. I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already. Every day she comes home with worse and worse anxiety from all the farking boomers who abuse her over a policy she has to enforce or be fired.
fark you
fark you
fark YOU

More like the WHINE store, am I right?


All day long, the seniors come in and treat her like shiat, I've seen it myself. It's that same farking attitude that asshole I quoted displayed. I beg her to quit but we need the money and her new job doesn't start till January. fark people who go out of their way to be nasty to clerks! Why would you defend that?
 
2013-11-26 03:06:41 PM

olddinosaur: I was forced to show an ID last year, and I am 65.

I asked the woman if they gave her an operation to make her so stupid.


Did you get an operation to become a jackass?

It's her job. You think she wants to spend more time with a mean old man? No, but she also doesn't want to get fired.

you don't like it, then your generation shouldn't have voted for drinking laws.
 
2013-11-26 03:08:07 PM

flucto: Fell In Love With a Chair: I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already

How cute that you think your generation won't be the same way when you're crusty old farts.


I'm talking about here and now, and they way they treat folks. It's rich old farkers from Folsom, CA, and if you saw how they treated people, you'd have enough second hand embarrassment and rage to last a lifetime too.
 
2013-11-26 03:08:28 PM
I, for one, welcome our entitled jackass olddinosaur overlords.
 
2013-11-26 03:09:22 PM

flucto: Fell In Love With a Chair: I can't wait for your stupid, entitled generation to farking crumble into dust already

How cute that you think your generation won't be the same way when you're crusty old farts.


Funny thing about being high-functioning autistic; you end up speaking with people much older and more mature as you grow, since you're just too farking weird for your peers to handle.

Old people can be crotchety, because it really sucks getting old after 50-60.

/actually respected her elders
 
2013-11-26 03:11:51 PM

Fell In Love With a Chair: I'm talking about here and now, and they way they treat folks. It's rich old farkers from Folsom, CA, and if you saw how they treated people, you'd have enough second hand embarrassment and rage to last a lifetime too.


No shortage of rude people in any category, ethnic group or demographic. True they feel more and more entitled to speak their mind as they get older but it's not worth trying to defend the argument that some generations have fewer dickwads than others.
 
2013-11-26 03:11:58 PM
For gods' sake subby. Jesus farking christ. This headline is a horrific nightmare. If you cannot detect the issue with this grammatical abortion then you are beyond hope:

"stopped from buying vodka 'because he did not. Wrong time of day."

I have never seen a series of characters and thought "yup, definitely aneurysm" until this moment. Please never write a sentence on a public forum ever again. Thank you.
 
2013-11-26 03:14:55 PM

flucto: Fell In Love With a Chair: I'm talking about here and now, and they way they treat folks. It's rich old farkers from Folsom, CA, and if you saw how they treated people, you'd have enough second hand embarrassment and rage to last a lifetime too.

No shortage of rude people in any category, ethnic group or demographic. True they feel more and more entitled to speak their mind as they get older but it's not worth trying to defend the argument that some generations have fewer dickwads than others.


I'd be tempted to agree but she used to work at a buffet at Universal Studios and says she didn't receive half as much as the abuse as the older folks who live near her store give her. Ymmv, of course. I just want to protect someone I love, and watching her get worse and worse everyday is eating me alive.
 
2013-11-26 03:18:49 PM
Much older does not imply more mature.  There's a difference between crotchety and rude.  Respect is earned by behavior.  Being an jerk to a sales person who is required to follow rules or risks losing their job is symptomatic of idiocy.
 
2013-11-26 03:25:18 PM
CSB
I was in O'Hare on a long layover, having a burger and a beer at the bar in a Chilis or Fridays or some such.  I was about 30 and got carded, but I look young, so no big deal.

Then an old man - 75 if he's a day - walks up to the bar and asks for a Christian Brothers Brandy.  The bartender carded him too.  So I figure they are on 100% ID checks - franchisee policy, or they got busted, or who knows what.

A few minutes later, a proto-cougar in her early 40s sits at the bar and orders a glass of wine.  Bartender cards her.  When he turned around to pour the drink, she swelled up with pride at the thought that the bartender was flirting with her - adjusted her cleavage, fluffed her hair, the works.  I didn't have the heart to burst her bubble.

/CSB
 
2013-11-26 03:27:55 PM

devildog123: A liquor store near me has a sign that says "We don't care if you look 100.  No ID, no sale."  Apparently, the local PD/LCB likes to take 20 year olds, give them makeup to look as old as possible, then act like they forgot their IDs, and throw tantrums to see if they can get the minimum wage clerks to sell.  It's a policy to protect themselves.  Does it seem stupid?  Yes, it does.  Is it probably necessary?  Yup.


If the police are looking for a 100% foolproof way to eliminate a certain number of instances of minors trying to buy alcohol, a good place to start might be to stop sending them into stores to do just that.
 
2013-11-26 03:27:59 PM

Archimedes' Principal: The old man should have dropped his trousers. When the clerk saw the old guy's nuts at kneecap level, that would have proven Grandpa's age.


QA-like typing detected.
 
2013-11-26 03:30:59 PM
One of the joys of working for my dad at a tourist trap was that one day I was working really hard to help make one of our customers enjoy their experience catching fish.  I helped his kids take the fish off the hooks, and taught them how to fish, cleaned the fish, and got ready to wrap up.  My dad came down to see how things were going.  The old, and obviously wealthy, Grandpa decided to try to haggle the price.

My dad lost his mind.  "We take pride in provided a great experience and a wonderful product.  Get the "fark" off my property, we will keep your fish."  The old guy was taken aback.  My dad continued to curse at him until he had driven away.  My Dad's temper is a force of nature.

I've never felt obligated to treat anyone with respect to to their station in life.
 
2013-11-26 03:33:10 PM
Yeah, rules are rules, blah blah. But -- I have no sympathy or tolerance for some paranoid fugitive from public school administration treat me me like some criminal. Oh, and makeup? If I were indeed under 21, and had the talent and chops to make myself look like I'm 63 (which I am) you better believe I'd put those skills to better use than trying to pull one over on some double digit IQ store manager to buy a 6 pack of Saranac.
 
2013-11-26 03:43:40 PM

Fell In Love With a Chair: I just want to protect someone I love


Maybe she's not built this way, but could she learn to care less? Maybe a quick stint in a pizza joint in the Bronx would help.
 
2013-11-26 03:45:18 PM
DV1976, the rules exist because liquor stores can lose their license to sell alcohol, but if one of the benefits is that you get to piss off some old crotchety fool, all the better.
 
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