Puzzled woman gets IDed for quiche in Tesco
You can be insulted or pleased when you get IDed in a shop. Some coo and think "Oooh! I must look young!" whereas others may well mutter "cheeky twat, saying I look like a child! I've been divorced three times..."
However, for the most part, you understand that these people are just doing their job. You whip out your ID and take away your smokes or booze and no-one gets hurt.
But what about quiche?
First it was the pyjama ban, and now, one poor sod who went to the Tesco at Cannon Park in Coventry got IDed for some quiche.
Christine Cuddihy who happens to be 24 - not that this should matter one jot - was told she couldn’t buy the 50p quiche slice unless she could prove she was over 21. Was it made of knives or something?
She said: “The girl told me: ‘You don’t look over 21. I need to see some proof of age." She went on to say "At first I thought she was joking but her face was deadly serious. I didn’t quite know what to say."
Amusingly, she added: "There was nothing suspicious about me and it’s not even like I was buying a whole quiche to binge on... Tesco should at least give me a free quiche after all this – this time without asking for proof of my age."
Surely the woman serving (who was apparently in her thirties) was having a laugh? Surely she'd been put up to it by another member of staff? Maybe it was her last day and she thought she'd dick around a bit?
Anyway, Tesco have apologised and said there was no reason why Christine was asked to prove her age. A spokesman said: “We’re completely baffled how, or why, this has happened. If you’re buying an age-related product like a knife or a bottle of booze, a prompt will come up on the till, and there obviously isn’t one on quiche." He added: "We couldn’t find the staff member who asked for the ID."