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Are You Old Enough?

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Hits: 26578 | Favorites: 20 | Emailed: 2 | Rating: 3.0 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 09/23/2007
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Male, 70 & Over, S. America
 18 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2007 1:02:58 PM
Everyone means everyone.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 28 Posts
Thursday, October 11, 2007 12:59:34 PM
I am 21, from the US--I spent 5 month in Northern Ireland and I did NOT GET CARDED once when I bought alcohol. (Neither in a bar nor in a grocery store)

Female, 50-59, Western US
 15155 Posts
Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:52:13 PM
I know some 30 year olds that look quite youthful and can see why they are carded. It is ridiculous to ask anyone over 40 for ID. When did people lose common sense? If I am carded, I will just take my business elsewhere, screw them.

Female, 13-17, Southern US
 225 Posts
Thursday, September 27, 2007 9:47:00 PM
you can just go off of looks, this one 11 year old i saw on the tyra banks show, the majority of the audience thought she was 18, though she looked like 23 to me

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 3156 Posts
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 12:21:33 PM
I'm undecided about this one, actually. On the one hand the store has an obligation, according to policy, to ask everyone to produce ID. According to the reply from headquarters, this is because clerks cannot be trusted to accurately assess the age of some people based solely off appearance. Okay. Clerks can`t be trusted to think accurately for themselves (a given), so the company needs to compensate in accordance with law. Okay. The result is that absolutely anyone must provide ID because if the policy is not followed 100%, it`s a null policy. Okay.

On the other hand, I agree with the man that society is becoming more and more informal, regulated, bureaucratic, and cold. The guy is obviously over 21 and even though the policy requires one to ask, at least the clerk can agree with the customer that it was ridiculous in his (customer`s) case or make some allusion in the process. Such as, "I am required to ask, sir, but..."

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