I know I tend to get on my soapbox about the Nanny State, but it never ceases to give me the shits.
Here is another classic example that we saw at our local Liquorland shop the other day.
I'm sorry, but we're going to get asked for ID if we look under 40?!!!!!
The legal age to buy alcohol here in Australia is 18. For years we've seen notices saying if you look under 21 or under 25, etc. And okay, no problems there. You certainly get teenagers who can look their early 20's, and I do fully support not selling alcohol to juveniles.
But under 40? Has the country gone insane? I really think it has. And then they dress it up with suggesting you take it as a compliment. Get real, Liquorland!
This is the Nanny State and Political Correctness conspiring to take ridiculousness to the extreme.
And in the interests of transparency, I will declare that this middle-aged crime author has NOT ONCE been asked to show ID when buying his wine supply. And why not? Is my twice daily moisturiser not doing its job? Not happy! Not happy at all. I might just pour another red wine!
And I might think of shopping somewhere else.
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