Comments: Carded

Oh bu-ruther! That is ridiculous! Carded for NON-alcoholic beer! Sheesh! I'm a teetotaler, too. Thanks for the warning for any future purchases of the same.

Speaking of Cook's Illustrated, (shhhhh!!) I just bought my hubby a subscription to it for Christmas. Of course, I'll be reading it, too. *wink*

Posted by Kim at October 19, 2004 12:56 AM

I would think it appropriate to show fake ID when buying fake beer, but I'm from New York, so...

And I take this as one more sign of both an increasingly litigious society and a dumber one. Clearly they want to cover their hineys (when selling Heiny, I guess) by carding everyone no matter the age. Clearly also they assume the cashiers aren't intelligent enough to decide who needs carding & who doesn't. Oy.

Posted by skinnydan at October 19, 2004 08:42 AM

I was once carded for buying non-alchoholic beer while pregnant, too. That clerk said that they had a too-broad coding system that brought up the prompt to id for everything from a beer manufacturer. It seemed to me that more than anything it was probably just laziness on the part of whoever does the coding. Figuring out new codes for non-alchie products made by Coors or Bud or whoever would take a bit of thought and effort, after all.

Posted by ninaradio at October 19, 2004 02:45 PM

You know, Nina, I vaguely remembered that someone I knew had been carded for buying something non-alcoholic, but I forgot who or under what circumstances.

Posted by Jordana at October 19, 2004 02:49 PM