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

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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.

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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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