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Friday, September 21, 2007

99 BOTTLES OF WINE

Has bureaucracy finally popped its cork?

An English supermarket staffer refused to sell two bottles of wine to a 72-year-old West Kirby man because he refused to show ID to prove he was older than 21.


Tony Ralls claims it was a "stupid question" to ask a grandfather of three and told the clerk he wanted to see the manager.

The manager took away his wine and placed it back on the shelf, saying the store doesn't serve anyone who doesn't show ID.

What Ralls didn't know was that the store had been previously fined and wasn't taking any chances with anyone, even if he or she looked like a white-haired old coot.

Before Ralls left the store, he obtained a complaint form and phone number for Morrisons' headquarters. He says he wants an apology.

What he'll most likely get is: No "whine" before its time!
(APP File Photo)

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3 Comments:

Anonymous old wino said...

saved from a hangover

Sat Sep 22, 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

I was thrilled when the guy behind the meat counter at Wegman's called me Miss instead of Ma'am and I'm 51. I bought an extra chicken cutlet, too. Don't worry, I came back to reality when the salesgirl at Walgreen's asked if I wanted to enroll in their free AARP membership promo -I declined, only because I am already a member!

Sat Sep 22, 05:55:00 PM  
Anonymous proofreader said...

The photo looks like someone loading up on company holiday party supplies already! It's never too early!

Mon Sep 24, 03:59:00 PM  

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