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Tesco - Moving into social care.

"Two pensioners from Essex were left stunned when they were asked to show photo identification to buy a bottle of wine.

Jennifer Rogers went to her local One Stop convenience store with a 70-year-old friend.

But a staff member refused the sale saying she needed photographic identification to prove her age.

A spokesperson for the store said: "We take the sale of alcohol to underage people extremely seriously."
Now this one
Staff at supermarket giant Tesco refused to sell wine to a mother - in case she gave it to her 14-year-old daughter.

Fraud investigator Karen Dumelow, 46, and her daughter Emily were at the check-out when a cashier said she could not serve her in case the wine was given to the youngster.

She had been about to pay for two bottles of white wine at the Portsmouth store while doing her weekly shopping with her daughter.

Mrs Dumelow said she spoke to three senior members of staff who agreed with the cashier who had wanted to see identification for the teenager.

But because Emily was unable to do so Mrs Dumelow was told she could not buy the wine.

She said today: 'The checkout assistant asked Emily for ID and I just told her that obviously she didn't have any because she is only 14 years old.

'I couldn't believe what I was hearing. It was crazy. Do you have to leave your children at home if you want to buy alcohol now?

She was then forced to put aside the wine, pay for the rest of the shopping and then send off her daughter to the car before she could pay for the alcohol separately at the same till....
Mrs Dumelow, from Milton near Portsmouth, said today: 'The part that incensed me the most was that literally one minute later I bought the wine from the same till - it was unbelievable.

'All I had to do was send my daughter to the car and all of a sudden everything was OK.'

So Tesco logic works like this. Stop a sale to a customer, then piss them off. Then insist that daughter leaves before carrying on with the sale.

But there is one huge motherfucking gapping flaw in their logic. 

That is having then sold the wine, she could then if she chose give that wine to her daughter. 

Maybe their catchphrase should be "Every little bit of fuckwittery helps..."


3 people have spoken:

Damon Lord said...

A really good way to reply to this Tesco idiocy has been posted elsewhere:

The next time I'm asked for a passport at Tesco I'm going to fain insanity and make a big deal out of how "I can't believe it! This is the second fucking time I set out for Tesco and ended up in the airport. Mother was right, I am a cunt!"

Anonymous said...

This is why I never buy anything more than a newspaper in Tesco.(And that's only in emergencies) The Cunts!

it's either banned or compulsory said...

Tesco are applying the law ( to its limit obviously ) the same applies if you try to buy cigarettes at a petrol station if you are accompanied by a child. Blimey, maybe they should refuse you the sale of fuel in case you let the child drive.

The solution at Tesco is to have two trollies full of stuff and if they get all wankey at the checkout just leave it all there unpaid for and let them sort it out.