UK Daily Mail
Friday, Oct 2nd, 2009
A shopper was asked for proof of age when she tried to buy a packet of teaspoons from a supermarket.
Emma Sheppard was forbidden to buy the cutlery unless she showed identification to a shop assistant at her local Tesco.
Till operators at the store in Evesham, Worcs, wouldn’t sell the pack of five teaspoons on Monday night as part of their ‘Think 25’ scheme, which demands ID from people who look under 25 when buying certain goods.
Emma, 21, from Malvern, had spend around £70 on a food shop with her partner John, 20, when the female checkout assistant asked her for identification, before holding up the offending teaspoons.
Emma, a housewife, said: ‘When the assistant asked me for ID I thought John had sneakily put some booze in the trolley, but then when she held up a pack of spoons we looked at her like she was an idiot.
This article was posted: Friday, October 2, 2009 at 2:58 am