A man upset because the cashier wants to check his ID!

United States
February 28, 2016 12:58am CST
This afternoon - I went to Staples to recycle my ink and purchase some paper and the man ahead of me was furious at the cashier. Why? He wrote a check and per policy - they need to check his ID to verify the check is in fact his name and for safety precautions. (Like: Stolen check book, identity theft, etc.) The man was upset because his wallet was in the car and he had to walk out of the store to his car, then walk back in. My thoughts? I would not be upset because that is your protection! Anyone can forge a check easily and now a days - even my cards that say "CHECK ID" - hardly anyone checks ID. Plus - how many of you actually write checks for grocery shopping or stores? Not many - so I actually thank those who check my ID!
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21 responses
@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
28 Feb 16
We do not use check anymore here in Switzerland, cash or debit and credit cards.
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@TheHorse (63752)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
I still pay my bills by old school check.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@TheHorse I wrote one check in my life last year to buy a car lol. Hopefully more times I will need the checks useful because they gave me a bunch when I opened my account.
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@LadyDuck (151920)
• Switzerland
29 Feb 16
@TheHorse We do not have checks anymore here in Switzerland, you can pay your bills at the Post Office, make them paid automatically by your Bank, or pay them online using your Bank account, that is what I do all the time.
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@whiteream (3527)
• United States
28 Feb 16
I always end up beck the person who gets upset and causes a scene because they ask for ID.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Luckily there was multiple cashiers - just one line though so I didn't have to wait behind the frustrated guy.
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@whiteream (3527)
• United States
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby I don't know, why people just don't go with it. They make a big deal out of nothing.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@whiteream I know - some people want to make a big deal sometimes and say it's an inconvenience to get something out of it, too.
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@cherriefic (4486)
• Baguio, Philippines
28 Feb 16
I agree. That is for your own protection as fraudsters are everywhere.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - I did not see the need for the man to be angry. It can also be suspicious because not many pay via check nowadays also.
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• Philippines
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby It is is really suspicious since no one accepts check payments in grocery store. It is only credit cards and cash.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@alchemistrx Here in the States - you can still pay with check but it isn't very common especially now with new technology and credit cards/debit cards, cash is a more convenient method.
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@celticeagle (117648)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
I can see being frustrated with the situation but he sould carry his ID at all times. What if he had an accident? How would anyone know who he was? I never could understand why people their stuff with them when they go to the store. Women leave their purses, men their wallets. What if they are needed? THey get mad at the store person and have to go get it anyway. Gheez!
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• United States
28 Feb 16
I always have my ID at all times too. I don't know why he would leave his wallet in the car and vice versa with woman leaving their purses/bags/wallets. That isn't the smartest thing to do especially if they're exposed.
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@celticeagle (117648)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby ...Really! Idiots I tell you!
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@celticeagle And if they do get their car broken into- they ask why? Lol
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@TRBRocks420 (75444)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
Yes, he should have just remained calm and, realized, they have to check.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
He asked for the manager because he was that upset. I guess he was lazy to walk to his car - it wasn't even that far away. I would be thanking the cashier to check for a safety precaution especially with all the fraud, stolen identities, and such now a days.
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@TRBRocks420 (75444)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby He probably got offended thinking, they were just trying to mess with him, having a bad day.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
@TRBRocks420 I think he was having a bad day overall also.
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@shaggin (36633)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I remember my parents paying at stores with checks when I was young. With credit cards and debit cards now I rarely ever see anyone paying with a check. People are just grouchy like this guy. I think it is good that the cashier checked his licence to make sure it was correct with the check!
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• United States
29 Feb 16
You are correct - I no longer see many pay with checks so it could be quite suspicious sometimes especially since he was being upset about it too.
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@sharon6345 (121454)
• United States
28 Feb 16
That is my thought as well. Safety first....
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - obviously the man did not care about his safety I guess.
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@TheHorse (63752)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Feb 16
Probably just an angry person. I'm always SLIGHTLY offended when someone asks for my ID when I'm paying by credit card. What--do I look like a fraudster? But not enough so that it shows on my face. I just show them my ID and move on. I know it's for my protection.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
I like it when they ask because it isn't so often people ask nowadays. But lately I have noticed with chip credit cards - no one asks for ID because you don't have to give them the card to swipe.
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@teamfreak16 (40875)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
28 Feb 16
Shouldn't have left it in the car, then.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
I know right - and it is for his protection too.
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
28 Feb 16
The man was out of line in getting upset. He was lucky that the store would accept a check. Most stores that do accept checks generally have the caveat....with TWO pieces of VALID ID.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - the man was definitely out of line. I never knew two valid ID was needed, if he had known he'd be even more furious I bet. It didn't help as he was making a big deal - making the cashier think he may not be the person too.
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@Lucky15 (33421)
• Philippines
28 Feb 16
With a check. Id is a must. In case of stolen check
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - it is for his protection also, so no need to be upset.
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• Philippines
28 Feb 16
I think the angry just hide his guilt of not bringing his wallet.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes and it doesn't help by him overacting making it suspicious as if he may not be the person too.
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@Yar_Joey (3303)
• Philippines
28 Feb 16
I always bring my ID card because that is my evidence about my identification.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - I always carry my identification card with me at all times too.
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@jstory07 (66043)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Feb 16
After working retail for forty years I would not care at all. I have a debit card that I use.
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I only use credit cards or cash. My checks have imbedded theft protection. Who would leave a wallet in their car?????
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• United States
5 Mar 16
I still see many people leaving their bags in the car....
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@DianneN (76157)
• United States
5 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby I don't think that's wise. Inviting trouble?
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• United States
5 Mar 16
@DianneN And if it does happen.. his car gets broken into (and wallet stolen) don't ask why, lol.
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@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
Why should he be upset when it is the protocol in issuing authenticating the ownership of the check he issued . He might after all have picked up the check . This ID checking is essential too in credit card purchases . That way , the ownership of the credit card can be validated . It's actually for the protection of the card holder too .
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• United States
29 Feb 16
I agree with you - he should not be upset with protocol especially since it is for his protection. If he had "lost his checkbook" and someone did not verify authenticity - he would be upset to have money stolen too right? He should have not been upset at the cashier or the protocol.
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@SIMPLYD (78623)
• Philippines
29 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby Some people can really be arrogant , that's why .
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@JESSY3236 (6250)
• United States
29 Feb 16
I think it's odd that he didn't have his ID with him. Most people know that if you write a check they will ask for an ID.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
He was grouchy. He left his wallet in the car.
@Scindhia (1958)
• Chennai, India
29 Feb 16
Here it is debit/credit cards or cash only. No one writes checks here for shopping. We use checks for other purposes.
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• United States
5 Mar 16
Check isn't very common anymore also.
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@lilnana1111 (2343)
• United States
29 Feb 16
The Cashier was only doing their job, I never mind them asking for my ID.
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• United States
29 Feb 16
Same here I had poor service today while ordering food to -go today but the lady asked for my ID because my card said check ID so I was happy.
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@scheng1 (24807)
• Singapore
28 Feb 16
Good of the store to impose such policies. I think all cashiers in the supermarkets have to check ids of anyone who uses credit and debit card too. It is for the protection of the consumers.
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• United States
28 Feb 16
Yes - you are supposed to , but not many do. I always thank those that do check for my identification card because on the back instead of signing - I put CHECK ID in bold sharpie marker. Reason being is if someone found my card and it has my signature - it'd be easier for them to forge.
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