Drugstore Hell: “Why are you asking to check my ID?” “Because it’s store policy-“”yes but WHY” “because you’re buying certain medicine-“ “BUT WHY”
Title is pretty much it, but let me elaborate.
You have to be 18 to buy certain medicines because of their components. People use them to get high/drunk, etc.
I get a lady in her sixties buying some, and out of habit I ask for ID. Usually for the older folks I’ll just confirm it without seeing ID because clearly Aunt Ethel is over 18, but you know. Habit.
She’s offended, astounded, disgusted. Wrinkling her nose, her brow.
Lady: “Why do you need to see my ID?”
Me: “Oh, it’s just store policy for some things.”
Lady: “But why do you need my ID? Why are you asking for my ID?”
“Because with certain medicines, we need to make sure the guest-“
“BUT WHY. YOU DONT EVEN KNOW WHY YOU HAVE TO CHECK IDS? THIS IS RIDICULOUS!”
Me, after taking a breath: because some medicines have components in them that can be misused and people may use them to do bad things”
Lady, muttering: I thought all that stuff was kept behind the pharmacy...grumble grumble...
Like, I’m sorry we don’t just store medicine like NyQuil behind the pharmacy- which closes at 6- in a store that closes at 10???