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Old 11-11-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: New York
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Last night my husband and I did some grocery shopping that included a six pack of beer. The cashier asked my husband (who is in his 40's) for id...

We had just been to the wine warehouse and bought a case of wine and weren't asked and in fact had bought groceries incl beer at the same store a week before. We have only lived here for 2 weeks so these are the only events I can compare with.....

Is it normal to ask someone who is clearly well over 21 for id ?? my husband had to go to the car to get his drivers licence as they guy said he couldn't complete the sale without id....
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Old 11-11-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It's policy for many stores to ask for I.D. for EVERYONE, no big deal (husband shouldn't leave I.D. in the car anyway
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Old 11-11-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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It's policy for many stores to ask for I.D. for EVERYONE, no big deal (husband shouldn't leave I.D. in the car anyway
Yes to both points!
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:19 AM
 
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In many states (I believe it may be a federal law, but not sure on that) it's the LAW to I.D. persons who look under a certain age. I work in a store that sells alcohol and beer and we are required, by law, to I.D. a person who looks under 27.

When I get carded, instead of getting upset, I am HAPPY that someone thinks I look young enough to need to see my I.D.!
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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I think it's like said above--you could be 80, and some places would still ask for ID. Because it's simply policy.
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Old 11-12-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Tennessee made it state law. Supposedly EVERYONE must be IDd, including 95 year old little old grammas. Sig Heil. Any place that has been targeted for enforcement, or had a fine for not carding, is going to be gun shy.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I'd rather that happen to me than what did yesterday.

I was at a Long John Silver's drive-thru. I placed my order and she told me how much it was.

At the window she gave me too much change.

I told her it was too much. Her reply was this:

"Oh, I gave you the senior citizen's discount. I can't tell age from a voice but I can tell by looking."

DRAT!
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:40 PM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Tennessee made it state law. Supposedly EVERYONE must be IDd, including 95 year old little old grammas. Sig Heil. Any place that has been targeted for enforcement, or had a fine for not carding, is going to be gun shy.
You know, it is kind of crazy but OTOH it avoids just the very type of situation the OP describes where sometimes you get carded and sometimes you don't only because it's up to the cashier to try to figure out whether or not the customer is over or under some arbitrary age limit. How different does 38 look from 40 anyway?
Even the guy at the carnival who makes his living guessing your age gives himself a few years leeway on either side.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:13 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston/Tricity
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For me that's plain silly - you need to look older than 27, or show a proof that you are 21 y.o. to get a beer, but you need to be only 18 to join military, go to war and kill people; or get married, and start a family.
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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New Mexico, the state I live in, is a state that either is 100% I.D., like Tennessee, or at the very least a 40+ state. I've been ID'ed many times, even in my present age (44). However, I think it varies by state, and by community. For instance, I am from New Jersey, I moved away when I was 38, and probably wasn't asked for any ID for five years before I left. I remember being 17 and getting served in New York City, even though I looked maybe 14, or 15, well into my 20s. It's definitely a 'standards of the community' thing.
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