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Shopper asked for proof of age to buy Asda teaspoons

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posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:19 PM
Ah yes, the Teaspoon.

The weapon of mass destruction.

They should be banned.

They are to lethal.

Oh and if you got murdered by someone with a SPOON, your pathetic.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:20 PM
If I plan to send the kids to Asda at the weekend to see if they can buy teaspoons am I committing an act of conspiracy preparatory to an act of terrorism? Or am I only committing it if I engage others in the conspiracy, say I mention to the wife I am thinking about doing it?

I have been saying since the mid 90's we were heading towards a police state, now we've arrived there why don't most people seem to be the slightest bit concerned?

We live in one of the worlds leading economies, yet our own government, elected by 29% of the population, are terrified of us, from the young to the old. We live in a world where Orwell's 1984 has become a roadmap, where the horrors of the communist rule in China are something to which TPTB aspire. How long until some North Korean style leader grabs the reins and we're all saluting the Glorious Leader or it's up against the wall!

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:21 PM
Well remember in Casino, Joe Pesci killed that guy with his own ink pen. So this guy goes to buy and ink pen, gets carded for it, messes with Joe Pesci, and gets killed by the very pen he was carded for with the idea of keeping him safe. The Irony.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:23 PM
Some of comments left on the website, which published the receipt for the bizarre sale .


One posting read: "Tea towel and a couple of bottle of diet cream soda and you've got all the equipment for waterboarding an Asda manager."

"If the Government are going to try to take away my constitutional rights this way, I'm going to carry the biggest calibre teaspoon I can find," another commentator added.
"I will give up my teaspoon when they prise it from my cold, dead body."


and as for the shop assistant .....

The shop assistant reportedly informed the customer that someone had once been murdered with a teaspoon, and therefore age identification was now required.

Its not as if this was in the cafeteria of a high security prison , procuring spoons and fashioning them into shanks .


What did the store manager have to say ...........

Peter McCarthy, the Asda Halifax store manager, said he was unaware of the spoon ID rule.

He said: "The customer will have been asked for age identification by the assistant when prompted by the till. I'm not aware of an age restriction for spoons.

"It's most likely a mix-up with the bar codes."

My guess, is that the shop assistant was very young & clueless .

[edit on 6-5-2009 by UmbraSumus]

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:23 PM
reply to post by suziwong

This seems quite amusing, but there really is a serious component to all this.

Basically they are trying to desensitise us to the idea of carrying ID. So that they will get less oppositon to bringing in ID cards, and eventually, the RFID chiip. They are conditioning us to think it's normal to be asked for ID for mundane innocuous purchases.

All abit of a joke to begin with, splashed over the tabloids, but really, the end result is pretty grim!

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:27 PM
The reason that the woman had to carded to buy a teaspoon is because spooning leads to forking. Can't have a bunch of people just forking around everywhere can we?

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:27 PM
omg, I know spoons can be used to kill but a lot of Asian movies showed me chopsticks are far more lethal.

so I don't hope they are gonna ask for id at my Chinese food shop.

what's next?

lowering credit card limits for women?

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:38 PM
I agree that there is an agenda behind it in respect of carrying ID and the Governments outrageous new ID card

But.... can someone tell me... where has the common sense gone ?????


in the link above an 87 year old man (a former mayor) was asked for ID to prove he was over 18 - when he went into his supermarket to buy a bottle of sherry

[edit on 6-5-2009 by suziwong]

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:42 PM

Originally posted by justsomeboreddude
Well what do you expect from our good friends in the UK. They would probably make it a crime to buy spoons for everyone but the Muslims, because you dont want to be insensitive to their religious beliefs.

Well said, we will give away our very last constitutional right in this country if it shows the world we are politically correct and sensitive of other religions and nationalities.

Time to emigrate methinks!

[edit on 6-5-2009 by kiwifoot]

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:45 PM
Lets just look at this:

Government tells us we can't buy spoons without ID because people will be killed. Population on whole all use spoons. The population are not killing each other with spoons. Who is pushing for ID and why?

Government tells us that it can go to war because of another Country's Weapons of Mass Destruction (even though UK and US have the most anyway). Population on the whole does not agree with the war (even before they realise that the WMD excuse was a lie). Government carries on with war and lots of people die.

Do you see a line of hypocrisy here?

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:47 PM
Next, you will all have to show a form of ID whenever you try to purchase anything to make sure you're not on the list of "undesirables" in the country. If you are, God save you. The spoons shan't be used for soup on that day.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:47 PM
reply to post by Circle

That's it ......the weapons of mass destruction they were referring to all along were in fact spoons.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 05:55 PM
This Labour Government are a bunch of greedy, facist thought police that will try and gain control of every aspect of your lives. If you let them! Just think about how they conduct themselves whist preaching to all of us who are struggling to cope with their insane policies.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:00 PM
Circle This has nothing to do with the Labour Government - It would.t matter which of the main political parties were in control, they are all puppets to EU directives and laws now.

This whole insane political correctness is EU -- Common Purpose...which (as the Lisbon treaty has already been signed) will only get worse....this is only the beginning

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:01 PM
There is no conspiracy or any sort of nwo agenda here. It was the till that told the cashier to ask for I.D by mistake, there is no age policy for spoons and the fact that the manager of the store couldn't confirm that highlights his incompetence. Funny situation though

When I bought a small telly from the ASDA some time ago I did have to fill in the t.v licence form though, I was fking annoyed at that and asked why I had to, the service advisor just said ''it's policy'' and they couldn't sell them without the forms being filled in. I just hope they managed to process daffy duck's details accordingly because that's all they got.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by suziwong

You could argue that it is the EU or ultimatly the NWO. Bit like wooden Russian Dolls really - one inside another.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:16 PM
reply to post by Hawkwind.

How can you say that there is no conspiracy and then relate the tale about the TV
Asda are not interested if you have paid your TV licence...But the BBC / Government are - thus proving that there is a conspiritorial link between large supermarkets and other organisations - I wonder what Asda are getting in return for making TV buying customers provide this information.

They are all in cahoots against us - organisations conspiring to get every penny out of us - to spy on our every movement - your very post proves this

PS love the Daffy Duck idea

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:22 PM
Of course they had to ID the shopper.
After all, it's not just one spoon she was after; she wanted a whole set!
Does no-one remember the Borgia's?

For all we know, the shopper may have been planning some cantarella catering. She's more likely to be a terrorist than any of the other "terrorists" who've been arrested in Britain in the last few years.

This is another threat all peace-loving Christians must fight in the name of freedom. A pre-emptive strike now could save dozens of innocent lives.

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:42 PM
reply to post by suziwong

from the source:

"If the Government are going to try to take away my constitutional rights this way, I'm going to carry the biggest calibre teaspoon I can find," another commentator added. "I will give up my teaspoon when they prise it from my cold, dead body."

Peter McCarthy, the Asda Halifax store manager, said he was unaware of the spoon ID rule.

He said: "The customer will have been asked for age identification by the assistant when prompted by the till. I'm not aware of an age restriction for spoons.

"It's most likely a mix-up with the bar codes."

I do wonder about us sometimes...did anyone read the 'whole' article. This is clearly a case of barcode mixup and a not well informed cashier. There are laws on knives and scissors, previously this was 16 for scissors (when i was 16 twelve years back), i would need to check whether or not this was raised to 18. That law has been in place for at least 10 years that i am aware of. If the barcode was actually for a knives or scissors then this will be why the cashier would have been alerted - it will automatically flash up with ID required.
This does not explain the incompetance of the cashier, who obviously knew the scissor knife rule and 'presumed' it extended to all cutlery when the till alerted her/him to the ID requirement. The staff obviously need better training if unable to question something so ridiculous. This must be quite an embarrassment for Asda on the training front.

edit - the law:

Knives is definately 18 years - and does not apply to spoons!

Underage sales
The Criminal Justice Act 1988 (as amended by the Offensive Weapons Act 1996 and the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006) makes it illegal to sell the following items to young persons under 18 years old.

Any knife, knife blade or razor blade

Any axe

Any article which has a blade or which is sharply pointed, and which is made or adapted for causing injury to the person.

The prohibition does not apply to:

A folding pocket knife with a blade of less than 3 inches (7.62cm); or

A razor blade permanently held in a cartridge or similar housing where less than 2mm of the blade is exposed.

The prohibition doesn’t apply to articles such as scissors or compasses.

Combat Knives
Further restrictions are included in the Knives Act 1997. This legislation prohibits the marketing of a knife or the publication of marketing relating to a knife, in a way which:

Indicates or suggests that it is suitable for combat or

Is likely to stimulate or encourage violent behaviour involving the use of the knife as a weapon.

The term ‘suitable for combat’ means that the knife is suitable for use as a weapon for inflicting injury or causing fear of injury to the person.

There are exemptions to allow sales of such items for legitimate purposes, such as use by armed forces or as collectors’ pieces.

and also:

[edit on 6-5-2009 by MCoG1980]

posted on May, 6 2009 @ 06:50 PM
But, being this is a Marks and Spencers Soup Spoon , the most powerful Spoon in the world and would blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

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