Tesco bans parents with children from buying alcohol

#1
Tesco bans parents from buying alcohol if they are with their OWN children
Parents shopping with their own children are being refused alcohol by over-zealous supermarket staff - for fear they are supplying drink to minors.

Workers have been told not to serve adults accompanied by children in the latest crack-down on underage drinking.

However diligent shop staff are applying the letter of the law and refusing to serve parents who are on weekly shopping trips with their children.
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#2
correct me if im wrong, but if an adult buys alchohol for someone underage, then its that adult and not the store that is responsible?
This sounds totaly rediculous
 
#3
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
 
#4
a tesco checkout girl once refused to serve me because my debit card looked "too worn" and this apparently indicates that it was stolen?!?
Had to get the manager and have a barney efore i go what i wanted
 
#5
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier.


But as for the main story, Tesco have finally lost the plot, if a parent cant buy themselves a drink when they do the weekly shop when can they?
 
#6
scuba_angel said:
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier.


But as for the main story, Tesco have finally lost the plot, if a parent cant buy themselves a drink when they do the weekly shop when can they?
You should leave the child/children at home (perhaps locked in a cellar) while you go out for several hours and get all your shopping done.
 
#7
scuba_angel said:
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier./quote]

I showed my driving licence, the problem was the girl had miss understood the leaflet thinking that she could only sell alcohol to over 25's.
 
#8
theoriginalphantom said:
scuba_angel said:
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier.


But as for the main story, Tesco have finally lost the plot, if a parent cant buy themselves a drink when they do the weekly shop when can they?
You should leave the child/children at home (perhaps locked in a cellar) while you go out for several hours and get all your shopping done.
You can leave them in the car as long as you leave the windows up so that they are safe from the bad men :roll:
 
#9
theoriginalphantom said:
scuba_angel said:
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier.


But as for the main story, Tesco have finally lost the plot, if a parent cant buy themselves a drink when they do the weekly shop when can they?
You should leave the child/children at home (perhaps locked in a cellar) while you go out for several hours and get all your shopping done.
If my dad did that he'd never get any booze, I tend to have the car keys, the house keys and his wallet when we go shopping.

Of course leaving my dad locked up at home while I went to do the shopping would likely result in me not coming home, due to excessive alcohol consumption.
 
#10
I have had the pleasure of working in a supermarket and you can get fined if they buy alchol for a minor(its a lots of money if i remember rightly), but u have to be an uber zealous cnut to not serve people, probably just a scared manager
 
#11
skivinstudent.lol said:
I have had the pleasure of working in a supermarket and you can get fined if they buy alchol for a minor(its a lots of money if i remember rightly), but u have to be an uber zealous cnut to not serve people, probably just a scared manager
So the store can get fined if an adult with ID (child present or no) if they then give that alchohol to a child?
Anyone else see anything wrong with this?
 
#12
theoriginalphantom said:
scuba_angel said:
skullmucked said:
This doesn't surprise me. A check out girl tried to refuse the sale of alcohol to me because I'm not 25. She gave a leaflet to me which clearly said that if the customer doesn't look 25 then they must be asked for ID. I showed her this but she was having none of it. Took for the manager to come and OK it before I could buy it.
Depends on the ID you have with you, there are surprisingly few types which can be 'officially' accepted, Passport, Drivers License, birth certificate (with other photo ID to prove its you) are the three main ones, alot of places wont accept things like Student ID's or even some places MOD90's for various reasons. As a barmaid I've refused to serve alot of people for not having official ID's simply because its my job on the line if Im wrong I would assume its the same for the cashier.


But as for the main story, Tesco have finally lost the plot, if a parent cant buy themselves a drink when they do the weekly shop when can they?
You should leave the child/children at home (perhaps locked in a cellar) while you go out for several hours and get all your shopping done.
Or go out for a drink at a local bar. Leaving the kids at home
 
#14
thats rediculous, would anyone realy say "oh yes im buying these bottles of frosty jack because a group of chav scum threatened to key my merc if i didnt"?
 
#15
I think its more a covering the companies arrse exercise, they dont care if managers get sacked in 18 months 3 store managers and 1 duty manager and 7 department managers not bad eh. But the company can get realy big fines if its considered institutional.
 
#17
skivinstudent.lol said:
I think its more a covering the companies arrse exercise, they dont care if managers get sacked in 18 months 3 store managers and 1 duty manager and 7 department managers not bad eh. But the company can get realy big fines if its considered institutional.

Im not defending them just saying what they tell the proles and windowlickers that work there

What are you studying, Mongism? :roll:
 

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#18
easesprings said:
Or go out for a drink at a local bar. Leaving the kids at home
Just don't do this in Portugal. You end up spending the year flying around Europe meeting the Pope and the European Commision.

But being serious I got asked for ID in Sainsbury's a few weeks ago. I'm 25, and look older when I haven't shaved for a couple of days (this day I looked like I was doing a Grizzly Adams impression).

The guy behind me was cacking himself with laughter. I couldn't help asking "Are you serious? No realy."

Apparently she was.
 
#19
GINandSHEARS said:
skivinstudent.lol said:
I have had the pleasure of working in a supermarket and you can get fined if they buy alchol for a minor(its a lots of money if i remember rightly), but u have to be an uber zealous cnut to not serve people, probably just a scared manager
So the store can get fined if an adult with ID (child present or no) if they then give that alchohol to a child?
Anyone else see anything wrong with this?
What, that you mean it's complete bollox?

This is what happens when people are afraid of taking responsibility and then just say no to avoid perceived problems. Symptomatic of society today, someone is always to blame so lets get someone. :roll:
 
#20
Two squaddies kicked off yesterday after they were refused alchohol because the only ID they had was MoD 90 cards.

Fcuking stupid; they threatend to punch the checkout operator and the female manager - and the police if they were called.

The store is right next door to the barracks, so they won't be difficult to find. Interviews without coffee or biscuits, I should imagine...
 

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