I got asked for ID today


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Roobs
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I went to the baccy counter at Tesco this lunchtime to buy a packet of menthols and the man behind the counter asked me for some ID.

I'm 28 years old.

I told him this. He still insisted that I showed him some ID, so I showed him my driver's licence. He was finally satisfied and I was mortified.

Should I be complimented or insulted?
#1 at 17:44:29 - 29/01/2007
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You should feel complimented.
#2 at 17:45:28 - 29/01/2007
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Complimented, but at the same time you should've hoofed 'im in the testicles.

Peej
#3 at 17:46:50 - 29/01/2007
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On my first day doing checkouts at ASDA I asked a thirty year old for ID. But it made her feel good and so I felt good too, if a little embarassed.

Hey! Maybe he just wants to bang you or something.
#4 at 17:48:21 - 29/01/2007
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I'd feel humiliated, though I'd know I shouldn't. Then I'd wait for him to finish his shift and kick his shins in. (or not)
#5 at 17:49:04 - 29/01/2007
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Some stores are implementing rather over-zealous checking of ID after having been caught out in the past. There was an 82 year old bloke that had to prove he was over 21 last week.

Last time I got IDed was buying a copy of FHM from a casino gift shop, when I was a) in a CASINO and b) 35 and c) it was FHM for crying out loud!

US FHM is a lot tamer than the British one btw.
#6 at 17:50:36 - 29/01/2007
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I got IDed on my 30th birthday. I was wearing a huge Ozzie-style wig though

Peej
#7 at 17:52:38 - 29/01/2007
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Yeah, I feel I should be complimented, but being accused of looking 15 years old is pushing it a bit. :D

Whizzo - yeah, it's not surprising in America, they are very militant about these things. You're not the only one to have complained about that happening.
#8 at 17:54:53 - 29/01/2007
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I haven't actually been ID'd since I was 19 or 20, I wear a lot of baggy wooly jumpers and have a face like an old git.
#9 at 17:55:06 - 29/01/2007
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Told some stranger I was busy revising.

"Oh, GCSEs coming up? My son's doing them, too."

O_O
#10 at 17:55:13 - 29/01/2007
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NewYork said:Told some stranger I was busy revising.

"Oh, GCSEs coming up? My son's doing them, too."


GAH MY PRECIOUS POST DIDN'T APPEAR! HAIRY PREPARE TO BE SPURNED!
#11 at 17:57:54 - 29/01/2007
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Tuckey said:HAIRY PREPARE TO BE SPURNED!

I really need to get my eyes tested.
#12 at 18:09:02 - 29/01/2007
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I read the same last week about some stores having been caught selling to youngsters and now insisting on IDing every single person.
This included pensioners.

Take it as a compliment. Better to smile through the day than be broody. ;-)
#13 at 18:09:10 - 29/01/2007
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I don't have a problem with being IDed (although only 21), but it seems a much better idea to ID somebody than just assume they are legally entitled to purchase whatever they are trying to buy.
#14 at 18:15:47 - 29/01/2007
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I'm quite lucky, I've never been asked for ID anywhere, not even clubs or casinos :D

Must be 'cause I look so mature :)
#15 at 19:08:36 - 29/01/2007
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I got asked this year too, 28 here too.

yes, I'll let you all touch my face at the geekmeet.
#16 at 19:10:19 - 29/01/2007
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When I shave I get ID'd, not so when I have my Grizzly Adams look.
#17 at 19:14:35 - 29/01/2007
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I thought I was the only that was allowed teeth :'(
#18 at 19:15:03 - 29/01/2007
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I know it's different to shops, but most of the (shit) pubs in Nottingham now id everyone going in after a bunch of them got shut down for getting kiddies pissed on WKD.

I'd take it as a compliment, but you should have asked him what made him think you were 15.
#19 at 19:15:45 - 29/01/2007
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morriss said:I thought I was the only that was allowed teeth :'(


I said touch, not bumrub.
#20 at 19:35:28 - 29/01/2007
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OH right! o/
#21 at 19:37:07 - 29/01/2007
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He was probably just flirting. :)

I wish I still got ID'd.
#22 at 19:38:31 - 29/01/2007
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Tuckey said:I haven't actually been ID'd since I was 19 or 20, I wear a lot of baggy wooly jumpers and have a face like an old git.

/cancels gay wedding plans
#23 at 20:00:06 - 29/01/2007
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Should I be complimented or insulted?
You should not smoking!
#24 at 20:50:54 - 29/01/2007
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I got IDed in the States last week, but that's really no big achievement.
Not been IDed here in the UK for a few years now.
#25 at 21:23:42 - 29/01/2007
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/Bums York out of wedlock
#26 at 22:46:11 - 29/01/2007
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Carlo said:You should not smoking!


Syntaxis error!

Euh ... wish I could spell syntaxis though.
:-/
#27 at 22:58:41 - 29/01/2007
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I don't think I've been IDed ever. Never was in a situation that required it until I was probably 15, and by then I was six foot with facial hair and far more physically imposing than I am today.
#28 at 00:27:27 - 30/01/2007

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