One of Britain's largest supermarket chains is asking all customers—even pensioners—if they are over 21 before selling them alcohol.
Morrisons has ordered the move to avoid heavy fines for selling booze to under-18s.
In the biggest crackdown so far by a major retailer, checkout workers at dozens of stores in "high risk" areas—where under-age drinking is rife—have been told to ask customers of all ages for proof of identity.
Of course, this is not exactly a new story: it cropped up in September last year. Memo to the Mail reporters: do try to keep up.
Anyway, I appreciate that supermarkets are under a lot of pressure from this hideously authoritarian government, but could they not actually show some fucking discretion?
Bag has a novel idea of how to deal with this particular brand of stupidity.
Anyway, perhaps now is the time to have fun with Morrison’s. Pile your shopping trolley full of goods including freezer items and a single bottle of booze. Unless of course you are a drinker in which case load up with your weekly stock. Then when you hit the checkout put the booze on the conveyor and when they ask for id just say I don't have any. When they refuse the sale just say how insulted you are and walk out without buying anything. Then go to Tesco’s and buy everything.
Alternatively, just boycott Morrison's and, preferably, write to the CEO and let him know why you are boycotting them, i.e. you don't shop at places that treat you like a fucking child (quite literally).