Liquor store employee refuses to sell whiskey to a 92-year-old grandmother because the senior could not prove she was over 18.


Dianne Taylor was stunned to be asked for proof of age when she was picking up a bottle of whiskey for her son at her local liquor store in Harlow, Essex. The great-grandmother of three produced her over 60s bus pass, an OAP  card, and even her pacemaker certificate, but she was still turned away because she could not provide a driver’s license or passport.


It was the first time that the pensioner, who was born in 1919 and turned 18 in 1937, has ever been asked to show ID when buying alcohol. She said: “I asked the girl behind the counter to repeat herself three times, I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing, I thought it was a joke.” She continues, “I can understand shops being strict with all the youngsters buying booze but surely there’s a difference between a 92-year-old and someone of 18!”

“I ended up storming out in indignation.  It is just ridiculous to ask someone of my age to prove they are an adult, I find it offensive”. Next time,  we hope the woman working behind the counter will think twice before ID’ing and elderly woman.


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