Thursday, September 20, 2007

Little Hitlers

For fuck's sake, this is just ridiculous.
Supermarket staff refused to sell alcohol to a white-haired 72-year-old man - because he would not confirm he was over 21.

Check-out staff at Morrisons in West Kirby, Wirral, demanded Tony Ralls prove he was old enough to buy his two bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon.

Mr Ralls asked to see the manager who put the wine back on the shelf.

The grandfather-of-three said he had refused to confirm he was over 21 as it was a "stupid question."

Are we going collectively mad or what? What possible fucking justification could Morrison's have for asking a 72 year old to prove that he is over 21?

Seriously though, what the hell is going on?


Jeannie said...

When I was 35, I was asked for ID. I thought the girl was kidding. I showed her my wrinkles and grey roots.She wasn't kidding though. Said she had to ask anyone who looked less than 30 for ID. I said God Bless you and showed my ID.

It IS stupid but the store may have recently been fined for selling to minors and were covering their asses. Sad world.

Roger Thornhill said...

I am not going to Morrissons until this Hitler is given a formal reprimand.

Refusing to answer stupid questions is our right as freeborn Englishmen. It is also our right to resist bad law. Nay, it is our DUTY!

ThunderDragon said...

Yes, it's stupid but it's not the fault of the supermarket staff.

Matt said...

"it's not the fault of the supermarket staff"

Ah, the Nuremberg defense.

ThunderDragon said...

The staff were just doing their job - blame the company, not the staff.

Oh yeah? So what has happened for the last ten years, exactly?

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