Getting Real Tired Of Your Wining

, , , | Right | December 8, 2020

At the company I work for, everyone gets ID’d for alcohol. EVERYONE. You could be ninety years old and riding in a scooter, or you could be someone I’ve worked with and sold a box of beer to twice a week for the last five years — it doesn’t matter. No exceptions. However, it’s ONLY the person paying who needs to show ID, and our registers make us scan the ID to verify the age.

I am watching my store’s self-checkout when two ladies come up to one of the stations, one older and one younger. They start scanning their items, and then I hear the ping of the register calling for my attention. It turns out they have a bottle of wine.

I start to sign into employee mode.

Me: “I’ll need to scan an ID from whoever’s paying.”

The older woman takes hers out and holds it up for me.

Me: “Are you the one paying?”

Older Woman: “No, she is.”

Me: *To the younger woman* “Then I need your ID, please, ma’am.”

Older Woman: “She doesn’t have one; just use mine.”

Me: “I can’t do that, ma’am. I need the ID from whoever’s paying.”

Older Woman: “But the wine’s for me; she doesn’t drink.”

Me: “It doesn’t matter. I have to ID whoever’s paying.”

Older Woman: “But she’s my daughter. Why can’t she buy it for me with my ID?!”

Me: “I’m sorry, ma’am, but it’s the law; we have to ID for alcohol, and we have to have it from whoever’s paying.”

The older woman snatches the card from her daughter’s hand.

Older Woman: “There, see? Now I’m paying; take my ID.”

Me: “Ma’am, that’s not how it works. I know it’s your daughter’s card. It’s her money; she’s the one paying, so I need her ID.”

Older Woman: “She doesn’t have one!”

Me: “Then are you able to purchase it yourself?”

Older Woman: “No!”

Me: “All right, I’ll take it off your order, then.”

I removed the wine from her purchase, put it in the go-backs bin, and quietly relished in the woman’s Surprised Pikachu Face and the glare I got when I wished them a nice day once they were done.

During the entire encounter, the younger woman never said a single word.

Source: Reddit (Credit: OneTrueSneaks, Original Story)

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