posted on May, 23 2007 @ 07:27 AM
Ok, I used to work in corner shops and convenience stores as manager, and maybe i can shed some light on this for those in the US.
By law you have to card people till they are over 30. Cause if you get caught selling to a minor, you lose your liquor license, job, and probably go
to jail. The law has stated it's the clerks responsibility to police minors, which is rather funny considering that most clerks barely have a
college degree and can't do simple math. What makes it worse is the government sends in agents to see if you actually card or not... and if you
don't card, you get ticketed and taken to jail. Now some places here take that rule very seriously so they will card you every time... but not
everywhere. At the store I used to manage, if you knew the customer, you didn't card them anymore.
And here is the piece of da la resistance... to sell alcohol in the US you only have to be 18 (to buy it you have to be 21), and to sell cigs you have
to be 16 (to buy you have to be 18). And you can get in the same kind of trouble if someone is under those ages sells to a completely legal adult.
It's all crazy.
[edit on 23-5-2007 by JessicaS]