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"A shopper was left baffled after she went to Asda to stock up on picnic equipment and was asked for proof of age to buy a set of teaspoons."
"The shop assistant reportedly informed the customer that someone had once been murdered with a teaspoon, and therefore age identification was now required."
Originally posted by JennaWhat gets me though is that the cashier just explained it away as though it made perfect sense that she should be carding someone for spoons.
Originally posted by king9072
This is a good case, it shows the illogical process that formulates laws. The same illogical process was used for formulating drug laws.
Even if a prohibitionist feels that drug use is a danger to its user, and possibly to those around them, they still have to agree that the Government has a right to tell a person what is good and what isn't good for them.
A person can display all the attributes of a drug user, without ever using drugs. They could be a horrible worker/student, live unhealthy, neglect family, and be completely unamerican, but is it the governments job to tell him what to do? It's not. If he does all those things cause he is addicted to computer games, should computer games be outlawed?
Does everyone see the illogical thought process that goes into this?
It would also be interesting to note, did she try and buy any butter knives? Would she be ID'd for butter knives as well?