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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 03:45:26 PM  
56 years old, and I still get carded once or twice a year.    In my case, it clearly has nothing to do with the law or store policy.  To me it just seems like a low-paid asshole doing their bit to hassle a brother.  I would also add that the more "relaxed" my attire,the more likely it seems I'll get carded.
 
2013-11-26 03:45:33 PM  
What if he had just been a nine year old with progeria?
 
2013-11-26 03:45:35 PM  
Damn you Brits pay a lot for our cheap booze. That is a ~$12usd bottle of vodak. You can get grey goose for that price.
 
2013-11-26 03:56:09 PM  
Tough shiat. Show your ID. Why discriminate against the young?
 
2013-11-26 03:56:18 PM  

Fell In Love With a Chair: 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.


Just speaking for myself, I would be indignant at being checked out by a chair. Even if it was a talking chair.
 
2013-11-26 03:56:30 PM  
Store policy is policy. If I was told to card EVERYONE, no matter what their age appeared to be, I would do it. If it takes you more than 15 seconds (I'm being way generous here) to produce an ID, you fail. And if you are having a bad day, there is no need to take it out on the poor hapless wage slave. Escalate that shiat to a manager if you have a problem. There are a few exceptions I would make however.

Now if this girl was indeed doing it as a joke, as her manager (now) claims, then she needs to be reprimanded.
 
2013-11-26 03:57:00 PM  
Also, greatest generation of entitled assholes... amirite?
 
2013-11-26 03:59:10 PM  

Fell In Love With a Chair: 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?


I wasn't defending anything. Just asking if you want some cheese to go with your whine.
 
2013-11-26 04:24:58 PM  

DV1976: 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


I don't know... Saranac is really good beer...
 
2013-11-26 04:39:30 PM  
I get carded buying alchold now and then, and I don't mind because I can understand where they might have a "card everyone" policy.  It would be easy for someone to use makeup and such to make themselves look old, and that could lead to a big fine for the store or the clerk. Many of the bars in this are have you swipe your drivers license in order to go into the bar at all, which is odd to me, but I don't really mind.

The last time I was carded that pissed me off, I was around 47 or 48, at a grocery store.  And I wasn't buying alcohol or tobacco, just groceries.  They wanted my ID, and I told them "I'm not buying alcohol or tobacco, so you don't need my ID".  They told me it was because I was buying a cigarette lighter.  To this day, I haven't ever heard of that being illegal to sell to anyone, even after I went looking around.  I think they just like to track exactly what you buy and who you are.  I told them to keep their lighter and I'd take the rest of the stuff.  That was at a Target.  I don't think I've been to a Target since then.  You want to make up stupid "Let me see your ID" rules over a lighter, and have a 16 year old kid enforce it on a middle aged man? And then lie about how there is a law? Sure, go ahead, but I can do business other places.
 
2013-11-26 04:43:47 PM  
The Liquor Store is open 24-hours a day. Everyday.
Yeah, and there's no fool wearing a little badge saying "We I.D. under 25".
If they I.D. you and you're old enough to buy, then you get it FREE!

That's Mojo-World!

/That's how it should be...
//but THINK OF THE CHILDREN! OMG!
 
2013-11-26 05:00:01 PM  

trippdogg: 56 years old, and I still get carded once or twice a year.    In my case, it clearly has nothing to do with the law or store policy.  To me it just seems like a low-paid asshole doing their bit to hassle a brother.  I would also add that the more "relaxed" my attire,the more likely it seems I'll get carded.


To be fair, all you (56-year-old) people look alike to me.

/I keed!
//41 and never get asked for ID anymore.
 
2013-11-26 05:18:00 PM  

Snuffybud: 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.

Pick N Save has the same policy. It takes the uncertainty out of deciding who to ask. The cashiers do have a way to override the system and will sneak the occasional customer through who forgot and is obviously of age.
 
2013-11-26 05:22:20 PM  
I work at a bar where we have to ID everyone. I don't understand why people get so annoyed about it. How hard is it to pull out an ID?
 
2013-11-26 05:24:44 PM  

Tachypnea: 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.


Your friend is probably an idiot. An out-of-province license is good enough to let you drive out-of-province. It's possible there's some stupid rule that says even though it's legal to drive with it's not legal to buy cigs with, but I doubt it.

For a while my local Safeway in WA would mercilessly card us. Once my wife and I were buying groceries together and they refused to sell us wine because we were clearly together and only one of us had ID, even though we were regulars and they knew us by sight. But that was a few years ago and they've stopped doing all that. Now when I buy alcohol at the self-checkout the person comes over and just enters a random birthdate without ever asking for ID.
 
2013-11-26 05:28:47 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


I work retail, and the boomers are easily the most awful people to deal with. There are certainly exceptions, but many of them are unrepentant assholes. Terrible people to deal with.
 
2013-11-26 05:33:16 PM  
Sounds to me like a 92 year old man took a joke the wrong way and got a grump on. I can't help thinking if a young guy on the checkout said the same thing to an old lady there would be a lot more giggling and less of a story.
 
2013-11-26 05:38:45 PM  

SirGeorgeBurkelwitzIII: 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

I work retail, and the boomers are easily the most awful people to deal with. There are certainly exceptions, but many of them are unrepentant assholes. Terrible people to deal with.


Reading what I said, I certainly said it poorly. Most boomers are alright, many of them downright cool. But if you have a bad customer, 9 out of 10 times, it's gonna be someone from that generation. And when it is, they are truly nasty people to deal with.
 
2013-11-26 06:24:38 PM  
Blatantly false fark headlines are super funny and interesting.
 
2013-11-26 06:39:28 PM  
I know when I am in New Mexico on holiday, when I drop into the local supermarket to pick up some beer, I am carded (and I am 50 and going grey). Surprised the hell out of me first time and now I make sure I take my licence on holiday, cos I don't usually drive in the States. The law is the law and if the law says you must be, then you must be.

Some people make a hobby of being outraged.

The end.
 
2013-11-26 08:25:24 PM  
When I used to bartend, if I asked you for ID and you didn't have it, I did not serve you alcohol. Does not matter how old you actually are, once I asked, I had to see it. I had 2 ladies come in, they both order margaritas. The looked about 29/30, but I still asked for ID. Better safe than sorry. The one girl got hers out no problem. The other threw an ever lovin' fit because she did not have hers. Her friend then told  her, that's ok I will just buy 2 drinks. I told her that I now could not serve her either and she understood. The other girl went off, like that was going to make me serve her a drink now. I told her that her lack of planning and not bringing her ID was not my problem and that my job was worth more than that. She did not like that at all.
 
2013-11-26 08:46:55 PM  
Grumpy old fart is grumpy!
 
2013-11-26 09:14:45 PM  
"I forgot my ID."
"And you drove here?"
"Yeah, so I have to drive back..."
"One moment while I call the police, as you're driving without a license..."
 
2013-11-26 09:30:13 PM  
for when common sense needs to be spelt out

www.rhythmandbooze.co.uk
 
2013-11-27 09:32:04 AM  

Jument: Tachypnea: 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.

Your friend is probably an idiot. An out-of-province license is good enough to let you drive out-of-province. It's possible there's some stupid rule that says even though it's legal to drive with it's not legal to buy cigs with, but I doubt it.


It's just store policy at some places.

If it's a store located near a large university, there are going to be people with IDs from all over the country, and I wouldn't expect a cashier/clerk to memorize the security features on IDs from all states, for example.
 
2013-11-27 09:37:01 AM  

icam: Jument: Tachypnea: 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.

Your friend is probably an idiot. An out-of-province license is good enough to let you drive out-of-province. It's possible there's some stupid rule that says even though it's legal to drive with it's not legal to buy cigs with, but I doubt it.

It's just store policy at some places.

If it's a store located near a large university, there are going to be people with IDs from all over the country, and I wouldn't expect a cashier/clerk to memorize the security features on IDs from all states, for example.


nyulocal.com
 
2013-11-27 09:44:06 AM  

Securitywyrm: "I forgot my ID."
"And you drove here?"
"Yeah, so I have to drive back..."
"One moment while I call the police, as you're driving without a license..."


I am going to call B.S. on that.  You have 24 hours to produce your  license and proof of insurance.  At least in the state of Ohio.

If I don't have ID, and they won't let me drink...big deal, I can handle it.

/been stopped with no license on my person...nothing happened.  LEO said I should have it with me at all times in a car but I was not fined or penalized because of it.

//besides LEO can run your plates and get a pic, address, and how much you weigh so...
 
2013-11-27 07:21:31 PM  

jackandwater: Securitywyrm: "I forgot my ID."
"And you drove here?"
"Yeah, so I have to drive back..."
"One moment while I call the police, as you're driving without a license..."

I am going to call B.S. on that.  You have 24 hours to produce your  license and proof of insurance.  At least in the state of Ohio.

If I don't have ID, and they won't let me drink...big deal, I can handle it.

/been stopped with no license on my person...nothing happened.  LEO said I should have it with me at all times in a car but I was not fined or penalized because of it.

//besides LEO can run your plates and get a pic, address, and how much you weigh so...


Yeah but it works great on scaring away dumb kids who are trying to bullshiat that they just forgot their ID.
 
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