Wednesday, March 04, 2009
Tesco and ID Cards
It seems that Tesco are again trying to help Nanny impose ID cards by the back door, as Karen Dumelow (46) found to her cost the other day.
Mrs Dumelow was shopping at her local Tesco in Portsmouth, with her 14 year old daughter Emily, and presented for purchase two bottles of wine at the check out.
Can you guess what happened next?
Yes, that's right, the cashier said that she could not serve her in case the wine was given to Emily.
Mrs Dumelow then spoke to three senior members of staff, all of whom sided with with the cashier, they wanted to see identification for Emily.
How would that have helped, given that Emily was under age and that the alleged reason for not selling the wine was that Mrs Dumelow would give it to Emily?
Additionally of course, as Emily was 14, she didn't have any ID!
To add insult to injury, having sent Emily back to the car, Mrs Dumelow was then able to buy the wine from the same cashier.
Ermmm...but according to Tesco logic doesn't that mean she could still give Emily the wine in the car?
Clearly Tesco have an agenda which defies logic!
Mrs Dumelow then wrote to Tesco head office telling them what she thought of them, only then did they admit they were idiots.
"We work hard to prevent under-age sales, including proxy sales where adults purchase alcohol for under-18s. However in this instance we got it wrong and sincerely apologise."
A smal point Tesco, it is pefectly legal for a parent to give their child a drink at home.
Clearly an eye needs to be kept on Tesco!
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