I got carded for buying movies today.

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  1. StephenA

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    Earlier I went to pay for some movies and the woman asked for an ID because the movies were rated R. I don't even get carded for alcohol anymore. Since I didn't have my ID on me, she wouldn't let me buy the movies because she thought I was under 18. My mom had to show the woman her ID so I could get them. Crazy experience.
     
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    Believe me, if someone cards you, it's a good thing. It's pretty sad when it stops. [​IMG]
     
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    I have NEVER been carded for alcohol, not even ON my 21st bday. How sad is that [​IMG]
    Can't say I've been carded for movies either..
     
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    When I was a Suncoast clerk on a more regular basis, a colleague sold some teen a copy of Goodfellas. Unfortunately, said colleague wasn't working the day Angry Father came in demanding to know why we're selling rated-R films to kids. That guy must have yelled at me for 15 minutes.

    Yeah, I card (and store policy now is to do so as well) if only to save myself the hassle of some kid's pissed-off parent coming into the store later.

    De
     
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    can't please everyone. When I was a projectionist the theater got complaints from parents because we didn't let little timmy into an R rated film, or booted his ass out after he snuck in just as often as we got complaints because we did let someone in, go figure.
     
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    StevenA,

    You shop at wal mart, dont you? They refused to sell my mother the original terminator dvd because i was standin next to her. "BUT WHAT IF HE WATCHES IT!?" Argh, stupid rednecks at walmart. Last time i ever go there.
     
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    isnt it funny then how you cant get into an R rated movie if your 17 (if your parents arent there)
    but you could get into an NC-17 movie without your parents.... right??

    hows this for irony. This girl that I GRADUATED with. In my class. (Im 24) Wouldnt let me buy cigarettes 2 years ago because I didnt have my ID. I said hey we graduated together. she didnt care.

    3 months later I got to card her for buying beer at a bar, she didnt have her id, she was age though! I told her to leave and I didnt sell anything to her.....lol
     
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    Yea it was Wal-Mart Dan S. I usually don't buy DVDs there, but I got a good deal on a bunch of them. It's still weird to be carded for them, when I've never had a problem with buying R rated movies or going to the theater to see them. It's also been a couple years for me being carded for anything at all, so it kinda took me by surprise. I told her I don't even get carded for alcohol, and she said she didn't know why because I look like a kid. I guess I do because alot of people think I'm 15.
     
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    The moment I dumped my goatee I started getting carded again for anything and everything. I even got carded for root beer because the cashier glanced at the bottles and mistook them for being a 6 pack of real beer. I'm nearly 28 so it's a pretty nice feeling, actually. I can still blend in with people 10 years younger than I am if I need to. Nobody at the college bars stares and asks 'who's the old guy'.. [​IMG]
     
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    I was at Fenway Park and they have a VERY strict policy for having an ID to buy beer. They actually refused a 70 year old man because he didn't have ID [​IMG] (True story). He was flabbergasted (as were most people in line), but I can see where "rules are rules". They put these policies into effect so that the clerks are protected.

    I'm sure there are plenty of managers that get complaints from parents who's 15 year olds are able to buy R rated movie, and the excuse from a clerk can't be "Well, he looked 18". So they put these Black and White rules into place so there is no confusion...even if the guy is 80, you still have the right to refuse service if he doesn't have an ID.

    The laws, the law.
     
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    Don't feel bad. I'm 34 and still get carded for EVERYTHING. I even get carded to get into R-rated movies. When me and my brother, who is 31, went to see Dreamcatcher a few months ago, they wouldn't sell me a ticket until they saw my ID. My brother wasn't carded at all. The joys of looking like a kid I guess.
     
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