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You old gits

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mcast123, 13 Apr 2010.

  1. mcast123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,008

    I'm just back from my local Morrisons where I was going to buy a bottle of gin. I got asked for some form of identity, I had none and thus was refused. The two women at checkout had a debate and concluded I was 24.

    I'm 39 :D

    Yeah yeah I know, quick to the internets, but it made my week. Also, since when do you need to be 25 to buy booze??
  2. ac1d1ty

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Jan 2007

    Posts: 2,470

    Nice one xD
  3. danny_mac


    Joined: 4 Jun 2007

    Posts: 349

    Location: Erm, at a computer.

    If your 39 and they thought you was only 24 either you aint been drinking enough of that gin, or you were bang in there with one of them!
  4. Fuzz


    Joined: 3 Aug 2003

    Posts: 15,302

    Location: Cheltenham ;-)

    Pics or GTFO
  5. Cosimo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 9 Jan 2007

    Posts: 163,805

    Location: Londinium

    It’s time you started growing a beard or stopped wearing your old school blazer.
  6. Disco Boy


    Joined: 4 Aug 2009

    Posts: 5,311

    Location: London

    Pics of these deluded women?
  7. Marky


    Joined: 16 Apr 2007

    Posts: 23,407

    Location: UK

    Haha nice one :D
  8. Participant


    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

  9. Mr-White


    Joined: 12 Nov 2002

    Posts: 14,625

    Location: In my own little world

    I asked on another forum for them to guess my age and someone thought I was 46, I was 26 :/

  10. Nix


    Joined: 26 Dec 2005

    Posts: 19,841

    People always tend to underestimate my age rather than over-estimate. At the moment, people seem to think I'm about 21, which is nice I guess.
  11. mcast123

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 8 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,008

    I don't want to break the interweb, but they were female so it still counts.
  12. MiNxYyY


    Joined: 22 Mar 2008

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    Location: Redditch

    its a challenge 25 rule.

    If you look under the age of 25 but actually are 18, then they will serve you.

    Its just a way of stopping under 18's buying drink, as a few can pass as 25
  13. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    You don't legally have to be 25 to buy alcohol, there has been no change to that but as MiNxYyY says it's part of the policy for some shops.
  14. TheVoice


    Joined: 15 Aug 2005

    Posts: 21,757

    Location: Glasgow

    Asda is changing their policy to Challenge 30, it seems.
  15. rypt


    Joined: 22 Mar 2008

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    Location: London

    I have never seen an under 18 that looks 30 ffs
  16. Kutter


    Joined: 22 Mar 2009

    Posts: 4,377

    Location: Georgia, USA

    Should have called a manager over. I got asked for ID by teenager on the checkouts in tescos and i'm 39.

    having said that, i get asked for ID all the time in the States, apart from the liquor store, where they know me now.
  17. person


    Joined: 28 Jul 2008

    Posts: 561

    Location: lake district

    Have they not changed the policy on this now to think 25? cos it was think 21 but ive seen at sign at my local bargin booze now which says think 25 so if you dont look at least that they can refuse to serve you.
  18. Leesolo


    Joined: 23 Sep 2009

    Posts: 116

    Location: Millenium Falcon

    do you normally ask people for ID like :)-
  19. Lysander


    Joined: 1 Aug 2005

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    Location: Flatland

    Challenge 50.

    2015, it will happen.
  20. person


    Joined: 28 Jul 2008

    Posts: 561

    Location: lake district

    Ah didn't see someone had already posted this ignore me :p