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10 August, 2010

Get p*ssed

Reporting that thirty- and fortysomethings are occasionally asked for photo ID featuring proof of age when purchasing alcohol, the BBC quotes (paraphrases?) a bar manager (not 'barmaid'!) as saying that:

Sometimes customers lose their temper, but overall attitudes have improved.
People have become more meekly compliant, you mean? There's no reason to be rude to the bar staff, of course, but nor is there any reason to meekly accept arbitrary 'policies'.

Caroline Nodder, of 'The Publican':

"Is it that much of an inconvenience to carry ID? If as a society we want to stop access to alcohol then we have to put up with this."
Yes it is, and NO WE DON'T.

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