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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:44 PM
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Why am I getting carded at Walmart?
Don't flame me for buying things at Walmart. I had my reasons in each of these cases.
In the first case, a week ago I was buying a "mature rated" video game for my neighbor, whose mother said that was alright, they carded me to make sure I was at least 17. Then this morning, I bought starter fluid for my lawn mower and I was carded for that too.
I am 26 years old. Even though I don't look old, I don't think that I look like a teenager. I am also married and wear my wedding ring. Do they crack down on stores that sell these items to minors? It just seems weird.
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:48 PM
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1. because after 9-11, everything is different now,
and we have to be willing to sacrifice our freedoms in order to preserve them. I applaud WalMart, probably the most patriotic AMERICAN company we have, for helping out.

/sarcasm off, spitting the taste of filth out of my mouth for coming up with that line of crap.
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FarmerOak Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:48 PM
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2. Yep
A number of stores around here have been busted for selling liquor & cigarettes to minors.

A big company (with deep pockets) has a vested interest in making sure that they don't open themselves to liability in cases like this; they have an army of lawyers that sends down directives about procedures for handling any number of items, including glues, paints, lighter fluid, and yes, booze and smokes.
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Feanorcurufinwe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 12:57 PM
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3. You probably look younger than you think you do.
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mobuto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:00 PM
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4. Solution: Don't Shop at WallMart
Their profits go into busting unions and funding the Bush Administration. Is shopping there really that important to you?
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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:09 PM
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5. I usually don't shop there
It is just ultra convient for me. I don't like driving and it is about 200m from my door so if I need something quick like I did with my lawn mower, I walk there.
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FarmerOak Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:16 PM
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6. 200 meters!
Don't they ooze slime all over the neighborhood?
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ButterflyBlood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:21 PM
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7. they card pretty much every one now
the last time I shopped there I bought an R-rated movie and got carded even though I look a lot older than I am (20). I'm guessing they're carding anyone who looks under 30.

solution: quit shopping there.
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