By zomg - United States - Port Saint Lucie
Today, while at work as a cashier, I tried to be sweet and ID an elderly man buying a bottle of wine. He responded by calling me a "blind-ass bitch" and calling my manager for "harassing" him. FML
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  Ugi  |  26

Comment moderated for rule-breaking.. Show it anyway

  Sexy_Smurf  |  16

I expect if the old fella said he had no I.D on him, the OP would have expressed that she was in fact only joking and trying to compliment him for maybe looking young for his age?? xx

  AGU_zPhantom  |  0

Too bad it is the law you must have a valid form of identification on your person at all times. Whether he had been ID'd in 40 years or not, he is legally required to have active posession of his ID.

But I'm fairly certain this is a case of this man being pure lazy.

  cmyk  |  19

Being a cashiers is not very exciting as it is.. Getting involved with a conversation sometimes brighten up the day a little.. And usually, when complimenting another person, don't people answer with "oh, how sweet of you" not "You bitch! How dare you!?"...?

  nitram06  |  2

That's completely false....there is no federal mandate that ALL adults must ALWAYS carry ID on them. Perhaps in an individual state or something, but absolutely not nation wide. That's like saying to go on a 10 mile run you could be fined for not having ID....

  AngiLaLa1  |  0

Actually this FML could be taken different ways... She said she tried to be sweet and I.D. Him. I get it... She could have also been trying to be sweet about it because it IS company policy and she knew no matter what she had to ask. I worked at a bank for 6 years and got yelled at constantly because I would ask for identification. Anyways, this could be taken either way.. No need to attack one person for thinking differently.

  humorizer  |  14

To those of you who can't seem to understand this simple FML:

Company policy was to check the ID of people who appeared young.

The OP, seeing that the customer was obviously old and as such not in need of being ID'd, decided to act cute and make believe the customer appeared to be youthful. The 'correct' response for the customer would have been to laugh and maybe say something like "ah, thanks sweetie", and then (assuming the OP knew how to correctly continue the transaction) pay for his item and leave.

The customer should have only gotten angry if he was told that he'd still have to show ID after the joke got a laugh.


It may not be company policy, I know some Tobacco/Liquor stores have signs that say "People who appear to be under the age of 40 require identification". I really think OP was trying to give the guy a compliment and he just took it wrong.

By  Epsilonyx  |  15

I don't understand that policy. Unless someone goes to great lengths and hires a makeup artist to make you resemble an elderly person, it is not difficult to differentiate between an 18 year old and a 60 year old, so why ID them? If it's not policy...just why?

  Roevera  |  14

No, its not difficult to differentiate between an 18 and a 60 year old but that's why you don't have to ID 60 years olds. However it is difficult to differentiate between 17 (a minor) and 18, or even 17 and 19.

  coried91  |  28

They were trying to make the old guy feel good by saying " I'm going to ID you because you don't look that old" they were just trying to be nice but it can be annoying.

  Epsilonyx  |  15

37, I specifically referred to a 60 year old and an 18 year old lol. By "I don't understand that policy", I'm referring to the fact that it's necessary to ID someone who is clearly above 18.

65, it is relevant because an 18 year old is not 21 and it would be understandable to ID them.

  meggy2010  |  5

My brother is 28 and he still gets ID all the time, meanwhile I know some 18 years old who look like their 25. Some people just have a younger face and some have an older face. I worked at a grocery store for 3 years, and if I couldnt tell they where 40 or older I had to ID. The only time I didn't ID someone was if they had gray hair, if I knew them, or if I had ID them before. It's not being rude, it's being safe.

  raney150  |  0

66-America* and the same kind of concept could apply. It can be difficult to differentiate between a 20 year old and a 21 year old. Or anywhere close to that age.

  cmyk  |  19

Most stores (least here) you have to id anyone who looks younger than 25.

And I take it she most likely worked on a quiet day, got bit bored and wanted to give a compliment to a customer to engange in small talk.

  888pickles888  |  4

Can't say I blame him...not having to deal with the whole ID thing is probably one of the few ups of being elderly. Sorry OP, but even though the gesture was kinda sweet, YDI.


Actually, I work at walmart and it asks "is customer under 40" and you hit enter or total for yes or no. If yes you need to enter their ID. Otherwise you don't need to. Same with tobacco.

  HappyJello  |  7

Exactly. Once my father was buying wine and the cashier asked to see his ID. When my dad showed him, the cashier was very surprised. He thought my dad was 20. it made my dad really happy. Lol.