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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
    More: Sad, self checkout, Charla Nash, Tesco  
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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.

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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


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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