Message from discussion Has this happened to anyone else?
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Subject: Re: Has this happened to anyone else?
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Date: Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:06:53 -0700
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On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:23:45 -0400, Emily <Em...@nospam.com> wrote:
>On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 09:03:58 -0400, Gary <n...@none.com> wrote:
>>On Sat, 02 Jun 2012 08:47:58 -0400, Emily <Em...@nospam.com> wrote:
>>>Yesterday, at Target, I bought a package of lighters. The clerk, who
>>>looked very embarrassed, said he had to see my ID. At first I thought
>>>he was kidding. He wasn't.
>>>No doubt this is just another insanity perpetrated by the current
>>>bunch of idiots in Richmond, but it was a surprise to me.
>>Lighters ? Cigarette lighters ? Cigarettes I could understand.
>>But why would they care who buys lighters ?
>I have no idea. You can light a cigarette, or a joint, or set
>someone's house on fire with a lighter, but you could also light your
>wood stove or fireplace or a candle.
I have relit my gas stove pilot lights with a butane lighter,
but even while I was doing it, I realized it might not be a
good idea. Now I've got religion: I light a shishkebab
stick with the butane lighter, then use the stick to relight
the pilot light.
>I would think businesses would object to this since it takes more time
>than it should for someone to check out if they have to dig out their
>ID and the clerk has to take the time to look at it.
>I suppose there's some surveillance device that enables management to
>make sure the cashiers are following the law to the letter. Otherwise
>he wouldn't have had to ask to see the ID of a 74-year-old who doesn't
>look a day under 70. ;-) But then again, I don't know what the law
>is; perhaps you have to be 65 to buy lighters these days.