If you have to ask a 92 year old for ID, you don't deserve to be selling alcohol

Gran, 92, refused booze - because she had no ID

GREAT-GRANNY Diane Taylor was stunned when a shop assistant refused to sell her alcohol at the age of 92 - because she had no ID to prove she was over 18.
I don't know if I believe this story from The Sun or not, but there's a lot of weird stuff happening in our country at the moment so I'll work on the assumption that it's true.

Diane, who was born in 1919 and was eighteen in 1937 two years before World War 2 broke out - had asked for a bottle of whisky from her local One Stop Shop.
But she was surprised when she was asked if she could prove she was old enough to buy alcohol.
The great-grandmother-of-three produced her over-60s bus pass, an OAP card and even her pacemaker certificate but still the store refused to serve her booze.

We do now live in a country full of people with little or no common sense, where they can't make decisions for themselves and where they misinterpret laws, be it alcohol sales, health and safety etc, to the extreme, in order to protect themselves against an overly hyped problem, but asking this woman for ID takes the cake.

Is that the biggest bus pass ever?

The shop seem to think that what they did was ok and they have seriously misunderstood the restrictions on their alcohol licence.

A spokesman for One Stop Shop said the store had to enforce a strict 'no ID, no sale' policy or risk losing their licence.
He said: "Although we are very sorry for the inconvenience caused, staff at the store are required to ask all customers for ID as a condition of its licence to sell alcohol."

A no ID, no sale policy on people who look like they might be under eighteen is fair enough, but no court in the land would insist they ask absolutely everybody as a condition of being able to sell alcohol.

If this story is true then the One Stop Shop do not deserve to be selling alcohol at all.

It's disappointing to see that most of the commenter's are in favour of the stores policy. After seeing that the Telegraph readers don't believe the rubbish from ASH about the costs of smoking and the Daily Mail readers don't want more gun restrictions, it seems the Sun readers still need to grow up.

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