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Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 1 Aug 2013 20:40

A Mum buying booze at Morrisons in Leamington Spa asked her daughter to help her pack her bags as her arm was in a plaster cast...Checkout assistant asked how old daughter was ....told she was16 ... she would not let them buy the booze nor would the Manager, against company policy, where has their common sense gone to? Fair enough if the girl had been alone but it was obvious Mother was paying on her card This is becoming a Namby Pamby State me thinks:-S

Lyndi

Lyndi Report 1 Aug 2013 21:15

Have heard of similar incidents before Nolls :-S Usually Tesco's lol.
Just wonder what the company policy actually says :-S

Suzanne

Suzanne Report 1 Aug 2013 21:35

my daughter can never get served booze in morrisons, shes 32 :-D

Nolls from Harrogate

Nolls from Harrogate Report 1 Aug 2013 21:56

Hi Lyndi and Suzanne I can understand their policy but when a mother of a 16 yr old is buying and paying I can't see the reasoning of their attitude ...beats me!

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 1 Aug 2013 22:06

Why didn't the store get an assistant to pack the bags?

Sorry - just seems like common sense

JackBunion

JackBunion Report 1 Aug 2013 22:38

A chap I know locally is still reeling from an incident last year when Morrisons in Porth (Rhondda) refused to serve him with a bottle of vodka for his sister's birthday present.

He had caught the bus down to Morrisons (over 2 miles away) and had the cash, but cashier and supervisor both wanted something that proved his age. He was 52 at the time. Looks and desports himself like Louis Walsh, so does look quite young for his age admittedly.

He was tamping - a good local expression. And Morrisons did apologise and give him a voucher. But he is still tamping (stamping feet up and down) 12 months later.

Kuros

Kuros Report 1 Aug 2013 23:04

A bit further up the valleys here we also say someone is "on the tamp" when they are tamping. Poor man's been on the tamp for a good while by the sound of it and all because the shop assistants were a bit twp.

Annie

Wend

Wend Report 1 Aug 2013 23:09

No-one ever asks how old I am :-(

Island

Island Report 1 Aug 2013 23:20

How old are you Wend? :-)

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 1 Aug 2013 23:20

Well they wouldn't would they Wend ;-) :-D.......sorry :-(

Wend

Wend Report 1 Aug 2013 23:29

I'm as old as the man I feel (well, a little bit younger), like you Island probably ;-)

SueMaid - :-P ;-)

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Aug 2013 23:31

Wend is it your birthday?

As far as the shop is concerned, they are acting appropriately if they have reason to believe that the shopper may be purchasing alcohol for somebody who is under age.
We quite possibly do not know the full story and something may have been said that meant that the shop assistant believed the alcohol to be intended for a minor.
The shop assistant would face a hefty fine if that was the case so surely it is far better that they protect their own back, their own job and their own pocket rather than take a risk.

Wend

Wend Report 1 Aug 2013 23:34

No, Errol, but it's coming up soon - clickety click :-( :-( :-(

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Aug 2013 23:34

How old are you Wend ?

The shop asst was doing as she was trained.....the manager could have changed that decision.

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Aug 2013 23:36

Is that your bones ?............ :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Aug 2013 23:36

Wend are you tap dancing?

Wend

Wend Report 1 Aug 2013 23:39

Trying to ERRol

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 1 Aug 2013 23:44

I'll teach you some moves tomorrow

MR_MAGOO

MR_MAGOO Report 1 Aug 2013 23:46

it's either her tap dancing or her castanets........ :-D :-D

Wend

Wend Report 2 Aug 2013 00:09

I shall look forward to that ERRol - tippety tapping off to bedibyes now :-D