TESCO: I was also refused alcohol because one of my daughters did not have their ID

PUBLISHED: 13:28 25 June 2009 | UPDATED: 09:08 02 June 2010

I TOO suffered the same humiliation at Tesco, March. I was being served quite normally with my weekend shopping including several bottles of wine when my 21-year-old daughters appeared to help with the packing.  The checkout operators then asked them for

I TOO suffered the same humiliation at Tesco, March. I was being served quite normally with my weekend shopping including several bottles of wine when my 21-year-old daughters appeared to help with the packing.

The checkout operators then asked them for ID, and one of them didn't have any. I was then refused service on the grounds that I might be supplying them with alcohol.

I was embarrassed and thoroughly humiliated in a crowded store.

I left and now do my shopping elsewhere.

I support any shop for checking the age of the person buying alcohol, but this was clearly not the case.

I would have been quite flattered to be asked for ID!

How can they justify this policy, as most people with children have to take them to the shops with them? Are they all refused alcohol? I don't think so.

Even on questioning their decision I was told that the checkout operator's decision was final even though the situation was clearly ridiculous.

NAME AND ADDRESS WITHHELD

Via email


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