(Closed) Whats the weidest thing you have been asked for ID for?

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Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I get carded for many, many things… The worst incident was when I was standing in a liqour store with my Future Father-In-Law (he said he was only going to be a moment, so I left my ID in the car). I was just STANDING there, not looking at anything, nor touching anything and was asked for ID! 

There was a ten year old next to us in the store, and the man was going to throw me out but, “let me off just this one time.” WTF?

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Nail polish remover and party poppers.  You have to be over 16 in the UK to purchase party poppers apparently, I was 18. I was 19 for the nail polish remover, you have to be 21 at Coop (not sure about the law).

My friend was ID’d for at Lakeland (the kitchen store) and he asked what for. They said it was because of the wooden spoon (you know, that super offensive weapon), the fact he was also buying a large cast iron griddle pan didn’t even cross their minds. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Mhm, I am 30 and still need to show ID when buying smokes, alcohol.. even once at the train. :S

Once there was this guy where I was buying cigarettes two days in a row, and he asked for my ID both times by the till. I just asked him if he was trying to get my name so he could ask me for a date, and he blushed. LOL. This was before I met my Fiance, so it was just being cute and silly. 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@misscakeandtea:  I’ve had that happen.  I know a 46 year old who was doing her weekly shop with her 16 year old daughter and they wouldn’t let her buy one bottle of wine because her daughter was there.  At the same store (Tesco) a boyfriend of a underage girl (I think she was 17 and he was 19) went in to buy some beer amoungst other things and the cashier asked him where his girlfriend was. He was like “at home, I guess, why?”.

@ChocolateLime:  There was a Tesco near where I went to uni that has a sign up saying “Look under 30? Don’t be offended if we ask for ID” The drinking age is 18 ffs!

I was also ID’d for tonic water but the cashier thought it was booze.  She apologised when she realised her mistake. Obviously isn’t a mixers lady.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I ordered a virgin piña coloda recently and got carded for it. Still don’t know why but whatever. 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Mine was for ginger ale. I was in high school, doing some grocery shopping. The lady saw my 12 pack of Canada Dry and asked for my ID. I laughed for a second, then stopped when I saw she was serious. I pointed out that it was ginger ale. She looked a little more closely, laughed, and apologized. In her defense, the box’s design does look similar to an alcoholic beverage design!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

On the topic of age, I spent the last week in a holiday cottage (in the UK) with my cousin who is 14 years older than me. I never thought I looked especially young but apparently I do. Anyway, I was with her and her kids and 3 times I was assumed to be their third child.  Seriously she does not look old enough to be my mother!! One time when I was at the cottage a woman rang the bell and asked “Is a grown up around?” I did a total double take and she was mortified at her mistake when I went “umm… I am a grown-up”

The worst though was when SO was mistaken for my Dad. He’s 12 years older but most people think he’s still in his 20s. I was like: how young do I look?!?!

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

Some cashiers, umm, lack common-sense shall we say.

At work once the ‘Think 25’ warning flashed up because someone was buying teaspoons; basically, it had been programmed in wrong, and the system obviously thought it was a knife (which you have to be 18 to buy, and which I do ask for ID for). I used my common sense, and ignored it; there is no law saying under 18s can’t buy teaspoons lol.

My friend once got ID’ed for a 12; she is 25. Again, that is cashiers not using common sense (this was Tesco; herad a lot of crazy stuff about them, including people being ID’ed buying energy drinks, WTF?!)

Re the buying alcohol for a minor: this has now actually changed, and you only need to request ID from the person who is actually purchasing the product (unless obv it’s a bar and they will be drinking; then everyone needs to be asked). However previously, if we suspected alcohol was being purchased for a minor, we had to ask for their ID. An example would be a parent coming in with their teen kids, buying alcopops, talking about a party they were going to: you would reasonably assume that the alcopops were being bought for the teens, and could refuse the sale. But refusing a sale when someone has a bottle of wine in their weekly shop is just ridiculous; and again, Tesco seem to be the worst for doing this.

I’ve never been ID’ed for anything weird though. I’m 26 in two weeks, and still get ID’ed sometimes; but, as everywhere where I live now operates a Think 25 policy, I get pretty insulted if I DON’T get asked lol.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I get carded for the usual stuff cigarettes alcohol and getting into 21 and over clubs. That’s normal but my SO who looks like he’s thirty at times gets carded Everytime he’s with me. He never and I mean never gets carded when he’s by himself or at least that’s what he tells me

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

@barbie86:  Really interesting about the drinking law.  I could understand if there’s a rabble of a dozen teens around and you don’t know if they’re leagally allowed to drink or not, but the being ID’d for the odd bottle when the person is CLEARLY of age jsut because they’re with their kid never made sense.

Oddly, my brother and I did the weekly shop for my mum when I was 19 and my brother was 17 because she was ill.  We put a bottle in our trolley and it was only after we’d paid I realised we hadn’t been ID’d for it.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@ladyartichoke:  That’s exactly it: you are (or were) supposed to use your discretion. Unfortunately, a lot of people seemed incapabe of doing so lol.

I remember reading a story ages ago about how a woman doing a weekly shopped was refused wine because she had a 5 year old with her.. Because yeah, I’m SURE she was buying a bottle of wien for her 5 year old… :-s

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