DD and I were grocery shopping last night and DD was behind me in the queue at the checkout. She had about a dozen items of mostly food plus a packet of dressmaking pins and a bottle of pink fizz. I put all my own and grandmas shopping through and started to pack for DD when checkout assistants said "I'm sorry I can't serve you with the wine" "why?" Asked DD, "unless of course you have ID " shop assistant now smirking for England. " I am 29" says DD . "Prove it" says checkout assistant. DD then opens her purse and shows her a credit card with her name on it and checkout assistant says that wasn't any good as it needs to have a photo ID to which DD says she doesn't have her passport with her (actually she has sent it away to have it renewed) and doesn't have a driving licence so what else could she show her. Checkout assistant looking very pleased with herself at this point and I said "for goodness sake you can't have a credit card until you are 18 anyway. Give me the wine and I will buy it, to which she replied that she wouldn't serve me as I was going to give it to my DD !
Now I am the first to say that DD looks younger than her almost 30 years but no way does she look 17 ! I wonder if this
silly old bat checkout assistant was just being a clever clogs. I wanted to make more of a fuss but DD just isn't like that and just shrugged saying it didn't matter. Does anyone know what forms of ID are allowed if you have neither a passport or a drivers licence?
Big builders going to the wall
To think in 20 years we won't do it any more?
De-cluttering, the never-ending process
Good Morning Sunday 2nd April 2023