posted on Mar, 16 2013 @ 01:40 AM
Originally posted by DaTroof
reply to post by Honor93
Are you really afraid of your spending history being used against you? You're on camera even if you use cash. Your license plate is visible on camera.
Ever use a credit card? Just how paranoid can one be?
not at all, even the IRS thinks i should start a charity based on my buying habits
(that they know about) and i'd still prefer to keep it that way, thank you very much.
yes, the IRS actually sent a letter suggesting it, so no, i'm not paranoid ... just private.
and my privacy is none of anyone's business unless i make it so.
ETA -- perhaps you should re-read my first post in this thread ...
OP, since i agree whole-heartedly about going elsewhere ... and have done it many times myself, here's a suggestion that worked for me.
a local (not K store) convenience that i frequented for years before this "under 40 policy" went into effect, tried to ID me once, i left.
next visit, i came prepared.
they asked for ID, i complied (no scanning yet though) and presented them with a "courtesy notice" that informed them that in the event of their error
(i'm well over 40), each infraction on their part would cost them $$ financially and payable at the time of infringement.
they reluctantly accepted it (didn't really have a choice if they wanted the sale) and since that day, i've received nearly 3 cartons worth of smokes,
several cases of beer and a few smoking accessories along the way.
(free of charge in case i need to say so ... it's been a few years and quite a few employees)
needless to say, i don't even carry an ID into that store today for any purchase.
and, i still get a fistfull of free lighters with each carton purchased
(btw, a 'contract' sale is still a 'contract' and susceptible to the same laws)
be pro-active and courteous ... yes, take your business elsewhere if necessary, but, don't let them make the decision for you.
no clerk or
mgr or businessman is going to decide for me.
if you permit them to decide for you, so be it, i choose otherwise.
edit on 16-3-2013 by Honor93 because: ETA
it's not much different than when i obtained my carry permit.
the 'clerk' (LEO) thought he was going to refuse my application because i don't possess a Driver License ... that lasted about 30 seconds and then the
procedure completed without any further unreasonable demands.
sure, i could have accepted his 'refusal' and left, but, i knew better and so did he.
edit on 16-3-2013 by Honor93 because: add txt