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Old 05-06-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A shopper was left baffled after she was asked for proof of age to buy a set of teaspoons at Asda.

The shop assistant reportedly informed the customer that someone had once been murdered with a teaspoon, and therefore age identification was now required.

Ananova - Shopper asked for ID to buy teaspoons
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:11 PM
 
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I don't have a problem with asking for the ID. I have a problem with how the customer was asked for it. I'm sure the clerk could have said something nicer than "FORK IT OVER".
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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Could have been a prank.
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Old 05-06-2009, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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Was Howie Mandel or Ashton Kutcher hanging around close by?
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:26 PM
 
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I think they should place cameras over the sales counters and sell some of the idots I have seen both clerks and customers actions. Then donate the proceecs to chartity. That way more people would be on gurad to not act like jerks .
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
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Do they ask ID for Knives, Hammers, ice picks, forks, baseball bats, shovels........Briney Spears CDs?

All of which could be more harmful and make potentially much more dangerous weapons.

What is this country coming to
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:23 PM
 
Location: UK
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Do they ask ID for Knives, Hammers, ice picks, forks, baseball bats, shovels........Briney Spears CDs?

All of which could be more harmful and make potentially much more dangerous weapons.

What is this country coming to
Firstly it was the UK not US and if you read the story the manager says it was a mix up. Tills are programmed to flash up a message for the operator to ask for ID. The operator lacks common sense but did the right thing.
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Old 05-11-2009, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Right here in the good ole USA at a store named Meijer they have to check ID if you look under 40 for certain items. Smokes, alcohol, some over the counter meds, some gardening tools and some chemicals. When I asked why 40 they said it was to protect them from possible future lawsuits if anything illegal happened using the items they must ID for. BTW this just happened to me this past week in the state of Indiana. It is posted at each check out under the ledge where you write checks if you care to look next time.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:15 PM
 
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Set of steak knives require a background check by the Sheriff?
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Old 05-13-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I'm always baffled when I go to Walmart to buy my replacement razor heads for my Venus razor. I have to get an associate to come and unlock the glass, then I can't have them in my basket while I shop - I have to either immediately go to checkout and purchase them, or they are taken to checkout and I have to go to that particular checkout line to buy them along with my other purchases. Meanwhile, in housewares, the steak knives are in plain sight, and the scissors in the office department are in plain sight as well. Is somebody really going to try to force five tiny blades out of a razor head to rob the store? I would think it's easier just to grab a steak knife or a pair of scissors, or even go to the hardware department and get an axe or a hammer, or some WD-40 and a lighter. I don't get it.
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