I got asked for ID in the liqour store.. i'm 10 years past legal age....

@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
September 9, 2009 11:20am CST
So i didn't get irritated.. UNTILL.. the lady looks at my ID, and tells me I can't sell you this alcohol, your ID card is expired. I looked at her dumbfounded for a moment.. and said excuse me miss, do you mean to tell me.. That id shows you i'm over 19, my name is on it, my picture is on it, its clearly me, and because the date someone wrote on it has passed, your not going to give it to me ?? She hesitated, and then said well, since your 29, i'll give it to you, but you need to get a new ID made. WTF?! She proceeded to ask my sister in law (whom looks underaged still and not too many years older then legal age) for her ID, and said, well i would have lost money on that one! My brother passed her the money, and she gave it to the cashier.. but she NEVER once asked my brother for ID, and he was the one paying.. he's 5 years younger then i am!! I think some people take their jobs way too seriously. I understand ID'ing me because she thought i looked young. she can get into trouble for selling to a minor, but to reject my card because its expired when i clearly AM legal age.. unreal!! Ever have something weird/irritating like thsi happen to you ? (seems i am in a complaining mood today people watch out!)
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Hmmph. Well I see your side and hers....really she shouldn't have taken your ID at all because after it expires, its not longer valid anywhere. You shouldn't be able to use it as proof of your identity anywhere. Look at it from her side, if you were an undercover cop and she didn't ID you and you were underaged the store would have been fined a lot of money and she would have lost her job.
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@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Yup yup... the place of business would be fined as well, and probably put into a "probationary" status... goes back to that "Takes one bad apple" scenario.
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@resssaaa (445)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
My boyfriend and I thought of chilling out in a bar before class one day and the guard said he looked young enough to be in college and that he can't enter that place. lol. The funniest part is we've been to that place like almost everyday. :)) It drives me crazy when i remember that. How could he be so stupid. ( i'm sorry for the term ).
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• United States
10 Sep 09
Yeah, they can reject for an expired card because people could look like the expired card and it can be totally real except not yours. I will never have an expired card issue because the id cards issued in my state do not have an expiration date. I guess it is related to the driver's licenses not even expiring until you are 65, although you have to update the photo every 12 years, but someone at the counter would not know when those 12 years are up.
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• Canada
9 Sep 09
A lady wouldn't sell me a lighter once because the picture on my ID (LCBO card) was slightly faded. I actually had the passport photo that was on my ID with me and you could clearly see they were the same picture. I also had my health card with my picture with me but because it's not considered valid ID (which is stupid because it's a government issued ID that looks like a drivers licence) she wouldn't even look at it. I wasn't in the best mood at the time, so I kind of snapped on her. (there was a lot of swearing) I went to a different store and they sold me one without carding me at all.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
i moved from nova scotia to ontario about 6 years ago, and none of the stores would accept my ns id.. and in order to get that age of majority card you gotta have a passport photo or something, anyways for some raeson i can't remember, they wouldnt give me that id cause i didn't have proper id.. and they wouldnt except the id that i had. it really angered my gods.
• Canada
10 Sep 09
They wouldn't give you ID because you didn't have ID? The logic of some people hurts my brain sometimes. I would've snapped on them too.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
yeap.. i about lost my mind trying to figure out what i had to do.. i had NS id, and NS birth cert.. with that i couldnt get anything except a healthcard, and the healthcare although like oyu said, is issued by the gov, and has a photo on it.. is unacceptable..
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I know it don't seem right. And believe me I empathize with your frustration. I am going through a similar frustration with getting a DL in my new state. That being said I have to tell you that the law actually states that an expired ID cannot be used as proof of age. Like you said, your ID showed your age, picture, and probably signature so I personally do not see why it couldn't be accepted but apparently someone in Washington has a reason. Unfortunately, it's the poor overworked, underpaid clerk that has to take all the abuse of this stupid ruling.
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@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Oh, and by the way. There are mystery shoppers hired to check if these clerks are following the rules. They will use any number of scenarios to 'catch' the clerk not complying. If they are not diligent it could cost them their job.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
but alas i am not american!! lol. i live in canada!! I dont get the rule. but its certainly possible if that's the law there that its also the law here. I have a good explination for it if that holds ttrue. That little id taht prob costs them a dollar to make costs me 25$ to buy.. every 3 years i think it is.. or maybe 5.. as if we are not taxed enough, they need to take more money. geez. i need to pay money to be allowed buy the booze that they tax to hell! crappy!
@savak03 (6681)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Oh, well, I'm not sure about the law there but I do know that they do the compliance shops there as well. The companies that I work for are always asking for referrals for shoppers in Canada as well as the US.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 09
Is it a driver's license? Cus far as I know, the expiration date on a driver's license only applies to DRIVING, not anything else.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 09
Ps at 51 I'd be thrilled if I got ID'd. lol
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
Dawn, it is just a photo ID that the government provides.. for a fee.. if you dont have a drivers license. it looks EXACTLY like the drivers license here, but doesn't qualify you to drive. Just a photo ID.
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@dawnald (84131)
• Shingle Springs, California
9 Sep 09
And when it expires so do you? I think that's silly as far as using it for determining your age. But maybe it's a store rule. Still, if it were, she should have carded your brother...
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
9 Sep 09
She probably thought you could be "mystery shoppers" for the state li@uor licensing board! They send "sting" teams out to see if people are checking IDs correctly and if not, the store can lose their license. I agree, it's irritating but wait till you get to be my age. At a self checkout, the cashier stationed ten feet away just glanced up when her machine told her I needed to show idea, looked at me briefly then pushed the "no ID needed" button!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
We dont have booze in the store here like you do.. its a liquid only store. that's the only place you can purchase booze. other then in a bar.. but its by the glass not bottle there.:P It could have been a mystery shopper she was scared of i suppose.. but do they do Liquid stores? i thought that's what the liquid inspector was for..
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@dragon54u (31605)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Liquid, that's a good way to get around the li@uor word censors! We don't have the regular liquid in regular stores, just the diluted stuff. The State stores sell the real stuff. And yes, the board sends sting teams around to be sure they are adhering to the rules!
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• United States
9 Sep 09
oh yea.i had one straight out refuse to ring it up with it being expired. even though it still shows my correct age. i don't look my age,but i sure as hell don't look under 21 either. then there's massachusetts..that as far as i know has NEVER accepted ID's from my state.expired or not. anybody i've talked to from here has never got a drink in that state without somebody else buying it.
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• United States
24 Sep 09
michigan does that too? i thought it was just mass being that way. yea,i can understand that.. but there comes a point when it's silly..necessary,but silly. i saw this woman the other day get carded for cigs..i'm not sure if she was flattered or annoyed..my guess she was 55+.
@bodhisatya (2384)
• India
9 Sep 09
Hi, First of all I think that you got the BIGGEST compliment of the day. It shows that you look younger than your age,so aren't you happy? Secondly let that poor lady be in the "authoritative" position for a while. She told me she was dying to dictate terms once in her lifetime. Did I provoke you enough to cast you fury on me?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
lol bod i have no fury! but your right about her, i bet she has no control over her homelife, so she gotta take it out on cute young looking girls at her job. hahhahhaha.
• India
10 Sep 09
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@mymelodake (1339)
• Philippines
10 Sep 09
Oh yeah, it was when Jarheads was out and we went to watch it with my dad. I lined up to get us tickets while my dad and sister were getting popcorn. So I was going to pay for the tickets when the lay behind the counter asked me for an ID, so I gave her my company ID (I was working at a well known bank then), but it didn't have my birthday on it (yeah, stupid company LOL), so she wouldn't accept it. I was thinking well, I'm already working at this company and I would have to have graduated university to be able to work there so I should be definitely over 18, but she would have nothing of it, so I had to wait for my dad to catch up before I got the tickets!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Sep 09
FOR A MOVIE ?? unreal!!
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Sep 09
hi sissygrl oh yes I tried to cash acheck a few years back from the apartment complex we were moving out from for our deposit and the bank refused to cash it for me because my photo id had just expired.Now I still looked exactly like my photo so I had to take my check to my own bank although it had been drawn on the other bank. my own bank cashedit for me and renewed my photo id at the same time. they get so picky I guess as they dont want their bosses after them for carelessness or some such thing.,
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
hatley.. I dunno!! but it seems very silly to me. OBVIOUSLY if you have a picture id, and the photo IS you.. that you are still you no matter how old the card is!!
@Trensue (5247)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I am going to take my chances at your wrath! The woman was doing her job. You got your purchase. No harm, no foul! I know that the beverage store in my area the cashiers are required to id every third person NO MATTER WHO THEY ARE, it shows compliance on the cameras. So let's just have a few drinks and give the poor lady a break!
• Canada
13 Sep 09
I would have handled it the exact same way you did. I also would have looked the cashier straight in the eye, but then I would have asked "WTF! Don't you ask GUYS for ID in this store?" And I'd have asked it loud enough that everyone in the freaking store would have heard me. LOL
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Unfortunately I'm passed the age of getting carded but there is one gas station that cards everybody. You can be 80 years old and they card you. Every time I go there they card me even though they just seen me a couple days before. It's a pain because I usually leave my ID at home when I just go to the corner store by my house, if I go to the other store I have to take my wallet and ID with me.
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@mermaidivy (15417)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I have asked for ther ID when I go to the casino, lottery store(not in USA) and liquid store, I think it is because I look young; I didn't get irritate as long as it doesn't give my hard time about it, I mena I am legally old enough to go in so just look at my ID and let me in.
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9 Sep 09
My mate who's 24 was asked for id the other day when in the Pub with his Girlfriend who's 19. I know the one who asked him for id has served him before so she should know that he is over 18 but she seems the type who would ask even though she knew someone was over 18 anyway. I would remember people who I had asked for ID. I worked in Zavvi and would remember people who had tried to buy something that had an age certificate like a game or film and I knew they had already been declined when their parents came up or someonethey knew who was older than them