13 January 2009

What do you mean I need ID?

That's what I want to know what is this world coming to?

I have a silly story to tell you what had happened to me one day I went to the shops to get cigarette filters along with other things like milk and a loaf of bead. Can anyone see any problem with this so far if like myself you would be saying nope all sounds OK the problem I had was when I asked the woman behind the counter for the cigarette filters and she asked for ID to prove my age.....
I am 24 years old and you could smoke at the age of 16 now it has changed to 18 in the UK but to get to the point WHAT IN THE EARTH AM I GOING TO DO WITH CIGARETTE FILTERS??

I was not asking for cigarettes or drink it was small filters WHAT COULD HAVE GONE WRONG with selling them to anyone? Am sure a 2 year old kid could sit and swallow all them one by one and have nothing go wrong. What was she thinking I was under age and going to smoke filters..... it would be like going to a car garage buying a car tire and being asked for proof that they have a driving licence What are you going to do with a tire.

I wonder would they be so strict if I was to buy a keyring with a bottle opener on it?
So what did we learn that you should always take ID with you even if you want to buy something that cant harm anyone.

Let me know what you have to say thanks.

3 comments:

Paul Baines said...

Yep that's nanny state Britain for ya - everything is so over-regulated - you have to fill forms for everything - show proof for everything - you can't walk two feet without being clocked by a CCTV - then again you could take it as a complement that anyone is asking for an ID at 24 :p

Martyn said...

I think it is more down to the fact buying papers or filters without tobacco suggests you a) already have tobacco or b) they ain't for smoking tobacco! Hence why ID is asked for, ...although the shop should use common sense...

webdesignforidiots said...

As a matter of fact, here in Connecticut USA, you must be 21 to purchase a bottle opener. I'm not kidding. And you have to be 18 to purchase a lighter!! Same with rolling papers. You can't do much with tobacco rolling papers without the actual tobacco, but they wont sell them to you unless you can actually legally purchase cigarettes. I guess its similar to when you get caught with a BONG but no weed.. You are holding "paraphernalia" which is an offense. Filters and papers are paraphernalia for cigarettes, which are not legal to everyone