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It was embarrassing, i'm clearly over 18 so what is up with that? It seems to go up by 2 years every couple of months.
about some sort of 'alcohol' raid in the North... they arrested 300 people or something? Anyway, for you, that's probably why. The police would've scared the crap out of off licence ownsers.
this happened to me and my friends on the way to latitude in a tesco in ipswich. four of us, all over 25, all making seperate purchases, but we got denied because only three of us had ID. wtf? i pointless argued with the manager and attempted to point out that you don't have to be 25 to buy alcohol, you have to be 18. didn't get anywhere. in retrospect i wish i'd just refused to pay for any of my shopping and just walked out. how you spend money is important and it shouldn't go to companies that insist on treating their customers like children.
but luckily the guy without ID was enormous. "look at the size of him!", "look at his beard!" we cried. she's gave in and sold us. we were all at least 23.
only 2 people were buying alcohol but because the other 2 didnt have ID no one could get served. I mean wtf they wouldnt refuse to serve a couple because their kid didnt have ID so its kinda ridiculous. They refused to budge though so we just walked out leaving everything. We were all at least 21 aswell.
Four of us went to buy alcohol (this was about a year ago) - the oldest didn't have ID, so they refused to serve us. So we dumped the booze, walked out, then sent my mate with no ID back to the car. Went back into the shop, got the same alcohol, went to a different till at the opposite end of the supermarket - job done.
it's the inconvenience at having to find somewhere else to buy booze.
we're complaining about not being served when we're well over the legal age.
stupid supermarkets making their own rules to cover their backs
my friend got ID'd for lottery ticket earlier in the week - he's 23. that's not even the worst of it, it was in the co-op he has worked in for 7 fucking years.
you need a fucking passport, or a police id thingy
i now shop at lidl or aldi
by some girl who must have been younger than me. i went nuts, it was my driving license and all - she didn't believe the photo on it was me.
I lost my passport recently, so if I need a bottle to take to a party, I have to ask my mother to buy it for me. I'm 23.
I am aware that this is not nearly as stupid as when I went to my friends gig and his MOTHER was asked for ID, despite being almost 60.
I've been drinking with her though, she's great.
Out of curiosity, if someone looks 24 years and 11 1/2 months old, would they get served?
Can't blame cashiers,
If they get caught serving an underage person its a £5000 fine per offence and a possible prison sentence. Could you afford to go to prison or pay 5k out of yr own pocket?
Where i work we operate an under 21 policy, i have ID'd 24/25/26 yr olds on a regular basis. Similarly i have asked people who appeared 21 for Id to find out they were 17. Under 25 rule is fine imho. I would prefer people get used to being Id'd up to the age of 25..
is just an idiot.
imagine the employee would get the instant sack too
we're talking about people nearly ten years above the legal age not getting served because supermarkets are interpreting the law in a ridiculous way.
yeah well at least you weren't in Blockbuster today with your dad and your dad got offered a free KID'S film rental 'if the BAIRN wants owt' gesturing towards you. and then at least the Blockbuster women didn't laugh at you and say 'urrrrrrr i'm not a kid anymorrrrrre' in a mopey teenager impression because she saw your reaction. at least you weren't made out to be like some 12 YEAR OLD REJECTING A FREE BALLOON JUST BECAUSE SHE'D STARTED WEARING A TRAINING BRA.
ho ho ho!
actually that's a little bit wrong.. ho hum.
about a boy is a film that is rated to be unsuitable for people under the ages of TWELVE.
i was SEVENTEEN.
i must actually look eleven, to people trained in catching YOUTHS TRYING TO CORRUPT THEIR MINDS WITH FILMS ABOUT LADS KILLING DUCKS WITH BREAD. i only wanted it for the duck bit. :(
sort yourself out DiS
even though you only had to be over 16 to get in or something? daft innit. I always have ID on me though so im not that fussed if i do get IDd although it is a little embarrassing. Thats cancelled by the self righteousness i feel when i show them though.
because she didn't have ID.
Doesn't happen so much these days now my stubble's going grey. Bummer.
My eyebrows and stubble have the odd grey hair in them. That didn't stop me being IDd on GCSE results night though. I am 25.
I've had the occasional white hair ever since I was in my late teens though. I had a particularly prominent solitary white eyebrow hair which I protected with all my might when I was 18. I thought it made me look distinguished.
Now I have a couple of noticeable white patches just under my jawline. Kind of a bummer. I wanna look like Wayne Coyne. I will fail.
his voice is shot though, i'm sure you still sound like Katherine Jenkins at this point.
I reckon I must have at least 10 white eyebrow hairs but i'm not going to count them
In hindsight as Darrenbjohn said, the cashier would be sacked, the store loses its license for usually two days, if it was a friday or saturday, that's a lot of money we'd lose.
It was a run-of-the-mill, independent corner shop which I reckoned would sell it cheaper than elsewhere. Anyway, the gentleman behind at the cash register asked me for ID, scrutinised my passport for about three minutes and said 'That isn't you'. 'Excuse me?' I said 'What do you mean it isn't me? How can you be so sure that it isn't me?' And he said 'It doesn't look like you.' I replied: 'Then you THINK it isn't me. You haven't got any proof that it isn't me. The only proof I have that it's me is in your hands and you're saying that isn't me. And it is me.' Then I took my passport and left.
Then I went to a whisky and whiskey shop that was on the way to the party location and the kindly, bearded gentleman behind the counter served me without question. And it was cheaper. So fuck you, independent corner shop owner!
Admittedly I did have my passport in my hand, but it could have been my grandmother's passport for all the cashier knew. I hate being IDd, makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong...
I FUCKING HATE TESCO, THE MONOPOLISING, RUDE, LYING, OVER I.DING BLOODY BASTARDS!!!
I popped into the store tonight whilst out and about. There were four of us (though 2 without ID), and ONE bottle of beer in the shopping. So of course I put the beer aside. But here's the thing: she also refused to scan the pack of 2 Baileys Truffles through. If I had known this before I checked the receipt in the car I woulda killed the cunt there and then. (maybe)
Don't buy as a group.
If one of you doesn't have ID, tell 'em to lie low and one of the peeps with ID can get it for 'em.
But the fucking truffles!
I'm going to do my shopping at Asda now. The staff are hotter, they stock aftershock in the offsales, Aero hot chocolate is 20p less and the Calvin Harris album is £2.50 cheaper great success
in Homebase. Buying a garden fork, spade, and hand trowel & fork. With vouchers. I'm 30.
You've gotta laugh.
The funniest thing nowadays when getting asked for ID (usually by doormen) is when I'm older than them by nearly a decade. They know that any birthdate from the 80's is ok, but I think a 70s birthdate just confuses 'em. Bless.
It's the floppy hair wot does it. But I can almost get away with relying on crows feet in lieu of ID now.
came a few years back at the door of a club, where I whipped out a passport on request. The guy asked if I was taking the piss. I said "No. Why? I know my hair's grown a bit since that was taken, but..." Then he showed me the passport. It was my girlfriends. I laughed it off and apologised, saying that I'd obviously picked the wrong one up on the way out etc. But he got all shirty and said he was gonna confiscate the passport. I said that there was no way that was happening, whipped the passport back, told him to get to fuck and went home.