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Old 11-25-2008, 12:14 AM
 
Location: mass
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I don't drink and I don't smoke, but if I got carded for buying something I would be annoyed. I am clearly over 21, and having to dig my wallet out of my purse is somethign that I do not enjoy doing. Holding my wallet up is just as annoying becuase who knows what might fall out of it.

I think in MA they have to card if you dont' look 27 (wth? 27???).

I am not old enough for this to be a compliment...
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Old 11-25-2008, 05:57 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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[quote=Wandering_Spirit;6303385 I think it is much better when the cards have SEE ID on the back of them so the person does have to prove they are the true holder of the credit/bank card. I just thought this postal woman made too much of a fuss about the whole issue, especially since I had my ID with me and was more than willing to show her. Plus my ID was my licence which does have my signature on it. Gotta love the USPS and their never ending intelligence and customer service expertise.[/QUOTE]

You can do both , sign the card then write "see ID"
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Upland, CA
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Call me crazy, but...

I do not see what the big issue is with showing it period. Personally, I almost always have it out when I am doing anything in which they may ask you for it. Makes their life easier.

Cashiers and waitresses are not doing it to make your life miserable
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:51 PM
 
Location: Wrangell, AK
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Call me crazy, but...

I do not see what the big issue is with showing it period. Personally, I almost always have it out when I am doing anything in which they may ask you for it. Makes their life easier.

Cashiers and waitresses are not doing it to make your life miserable
I don't know about other states, but in Texas it is the law that you cannot sell liquor or tobacco products to any individual who can't produce an ID. Age matters to a point but if a cashier or waiter asks for "proof of age" or IDand you can't produce one, it is illegal for them to sell to you. Period. Doesn't matter if you're older than Methuselah or 12. Believe you me, when I used to waitress, I would have much preferred not to deal with the aggrevation of customers who were put out by the request for ID, but if I didn't and Tx Alcoholic Beverage Commision could/would fine me or revoke my certification to serve alcohol.

So I just grin and bear it when necessary. Wish more folks would do the same.
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Old 11-25-2008, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Nome
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No big deal if they ask for ID I show it. Always have. And I am a lot older than the person asking most times. They are only doing their job.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:14 PM
 
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Most people should be flattered that they're still asked to show ID
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Finally back "home" in Ohio
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Did you ever stop to consider policy? I'm not required at Lowe's to validate a photo identification if the back of your card has a valid signature that matches the name printed on the front of the card. If the back of the card is blank, then I WILL demand to see photo ID. If you give me a hard time about it with sighing and eye-rolling, then I go extra slow just to irk you even more. It's amazing the number of people who think letting someone see your driver's license is an "invasion of privacy." At Lowe's we HAVE to see your card no matter what anyways because our registers prompt us to enter the last four digits of your card number (I think that is in place to force cashiers to verify cards).

I go back to what I said the first time. Yes, if it is policy then I HAVE NO PROBLEM. Its when cashiers are NOT consistent with the policy that I get upset about. If I am in a line behind someone and I clearly see them paying with a debit/credit card and you do NOT ask them for ID and you choose to ask me for mine then I get upset. My cards are all signed with my signature too.

Its sad that you feel that the ONLY control you have is to go slow to irk someone even more. If you do not like the retail industry perhaps it might not be the industry for you.

BTW- I have worked RETAIL in the past so I can understand policy.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: anywhere
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Most people should be flattered that they're still asked to show ID

I know I am. Honestly, if getting carded is the most annoying part of my day than I certainly can't complain.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:00 PM
 
Location: home...finally, home .
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You all are lucky that you do not have to show i.d. to prove you're a "senior citizen" as I do.
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:25 PM
 
Location: San Fernando Valley, CA
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I never bought a whole lot of booze when I was 21........but did when I was 22-25 and never really got carded. Now that I am 26 years OLD...lol..I get carded sometimes and feel good about it. I bought some stuff that required ID 3 times in a few hours...and my 21 year old g/f was like "you never get carded" because all 3 times...even though she looks 18 and was with me, because I was paying they didn't card. Perhaps they thought I was her older brother? Ha, who knows.
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