I got ID'd for buying condoms...

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    Mar 24, 2012 6:17 PM GMT
    What gives? There is no age restriction on those things and safe sex is something that should be brought into a positive light.

    I went inside a gas station to buy some condoms and the lady asked "How old are you?"
    "I'm 19."
    "Let me see your ID."

    With 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it. Anybody want to give me a more detailed explanation on this?

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    Mar 24, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidWhat gives? There is no age restriction on those things and safe sex is something that should be brought into a positive light.

    I went inside a gas station to buy some condoms and the lady asked "How old are you?"
    "I'm 19."
    "Let me see your ID."

    With 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it. Anybody want to give me a more detailed explanation on this?

    Condoms weren't for me by the way. I was buying them for a friend.
    You ARE in 'Alabama' ya know!
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:20 PM GMT
    BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    TropicalMark said
    Josh1992 saidWhat gives? There is no age restriction on those things and safe sex is something that should be brought into a positive light.

    I went inside a gas station to buy some condoms and the lady asked "How old are you?"
    "I'm 19."
    "Let me see your ID."

    With 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it. Anybody want to give me a more detailed explanation on this?

    Condoms weren't for me by the way. I was buying them for a friend.
    You ARE in 'Alabama' ya know!


    After this incident I'm going to go run away to somewhere else. BRB dying of embarrassment.

    Claystation saidBWAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

    I hate you so much right now, Clay. LOL!
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:25 PM GMT
    Lol try buying lube brother. I did it in northern redneck FL. The lady didn't even dare look me in the face and all her movements suddenly became jerky and clipped.

    Why were you even embarrassed or pissed though?
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:26 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidWith 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it.



    "Ralph, I need a price check up at the register on a pack of condoms. Trojan, Snugger Fit Small."
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:27 PM GMT
    Oh my! I didn't think things like that still happened in 2012. icon_confused.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    One1313 saidLol try buying lube brother. I did it in northern redneck FL. The lady didn't even dare look me in the face and all her movements suddenly became jerky and clipped.

    Why were you even embarrassed or pissed though?


    I can't even think about that. I was embarassed because so many people were behind me and the fact that I got ID'd for condoms. I hate looking so young

    Iceblink said
    Josh1992 saidWith 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it.



    "Ralph, I need a price check up at the register on a pack of condoms. Trojan, Snugger Fit Small."

    Big things come in small packages, Blink. Just throwing that out there ;)
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:30 PM GMT
    I cant stop lol'ing HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (I cant breathe) icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:34 PM GMT
    Maybe they thought you are pre-pubescent?
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
    RYkid saidMaybe they thought you are pre-pubescent?


    I do look pretty young unfortunately, but nowhere near pre-pubescent. Even then it shouldn't matter. Also, sounds like discrimination to me. Better go sue her icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:40 PM GMT
    Josh1992 said
    RYkid saidMaybe they thought you are pre-pubescent?


    I do look pretty young unfortunately, but nowhere near pre-pubescent. Even then it shouldn't matter. Also, sounds like discrimination to me. Better go sue her icon_rolleyes.gif


    Don't pay any attention to RYkid, he's a notorious troll.
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Ugh man, thank you for the lulz!!!

    I almost want to get a part time job in a gas station so I can card someone, for whatever they buy. Bag of Skittles? Imma have to see some ID. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:42 PM GMT
    Don't listen to hypnotico, it has a vagina.
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:43 PM GMT
    Claystation saidUgh man, thank you for the lulz!!!

    I almost want to get a part time job in a gas station so I can card someone, for whatever they buy. Bag of Skittles? Imma have to see some ID. icon_biggrin.gif


    Haha well glad I got some lol's out of this story at least.

    I work at Wal-Mart and have to ID grown ass men for cigerattes or alchohol if they look under 40. Trust me when I say people get PISSED when you ID them.
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    Reminded me of Me, Myself, and Irene
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    You guys don't have supermarkets with self-checkout?
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    Mar 24, 2012 6:58 PM GMT
    socalfitness saidReminded me of Me, Myself, and Irene


    One of my favorite scenes ever!

    xrichx saidYou guys don't have supermarkets with self-checkout?

    We do at Wal-Mart, but I'd figure I'd save some gas and just go to the gas station down the road.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:00 PM GMT
    Try mail order. In all of the stores around here, they're kept in clear plastic boxes to prevent shop-lifting. I guess people would rather steal them than pay for them. You can't take them to the self checkout. You have to have them unlocked by a cashier. It's weird. I've never heard of being carded for them. There isn't an age restriction on them.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:01 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidTry mail order. In all of the stores around here, they're kept in clear plastic boxes to prevent shop-lifting. I guess people would rather steal them than pay for them. You can't take them to the self checkout. You have to have them unlocked by a cashier. It's weird. I've never heard of being carded for them. There isn't an age restriction on them.


    We do that with KY, razors, and other various things, but not condoms... yet. There isn't an age restriction on them which makes me think that's pretty illegal what she did. I feel like giving her a piece of my mind to be honest.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidWe do that with KY, razors, and other various things, but not condoms... yet. There isn't an age restriction on them which makes me think that's pretty illegal what she did. I feel like giving her a piece of my mind to be honest.


    I'm not sure it's exactly illegal, but it is stupid what she did. She doesn't have any business restricting their sale. I'm not sure I'd make a big stink about it because you might have to deal with her again, but you might be able to call a corporate complaint line and leave an anonymous complaint. They should let her and everyone else know not to do that.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:04 PM GMT
    Josh1992 saidCondoms weren't for me by the way. I was buying them for a friend.

    How old is your friend? OK, j/k

    Condom age restrictions were once widespread throughout the US, and you not only had to be 21 in some States, but they were only dispensed by the pharmacist.

    You had to stand there describing what kind you wanted with other customers around (but not much choice anyway except skins or latex, rolled or unrolled), and it made things more difficult if it was your first time and you didn't already know what there was, since advertising condoms was also banned. Teens in my home State were envied if they had an older brother or sister who'd buy condoms for them, very difficult to obtain up through the mid-1960s.

    Next time it happens ask how old one has to be, and is that the law. Entirely possible she's confusing it with cigarette age requirements, or just imposing her own "personal beliefs" that some States are also trying to make legal. So that even registered pharmacists in some places won't have to fill prescriptions for birth control if they object on their own moral grounds.

    I couldn't find any reference to buying age restrictions in any State, although some sources reference the 16 or 18-year age of consent as a possible reason a clerk might check an ID. But with the sudden election year rush of anti-contraceptive measures by Republican lawmakers it might be possible Alabama recently passed such an age law.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:06 PM GMT
    I got carded for condoms, lube, cough medicine and a fifth of vodka at the local Kroger that I have gone to for 15 years... by some "12 year old" clerk, that called his 21 year old manager over.... I am 52......the manager boy ....asked if he could join the party later.....LOL!icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
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    Josh1992 saidCondoms weren't for me by the way. I was buying them for a friend.

    How old is your friend? OK, j/k

    Condom age restrictions were once widespread throughout the US, and you not only had to be 21 in some States, but they were only dispensed by the pharmacist.

    You had to stand there describing what kind you wanted with other customers around (but not much choice anyway except skins or latex, rolled or unrolled), and it made things more difficult if it was your first time and you didn't already know what there was, since advertising condoms was also banned. Teens in my home State were envied if they had an older brother or sister who'd buy condoms for them, very difficult to obtain up through the mid-1960s.

    Next time it happens ask how old one has to be, and is that the law. Entirely possible she's confusing it with cigarette age requirements, or just imposing her own "personal beliefs" that some States are also trying to make legal. So that even registered pharmacists in some places won't have to fill prescriptions for birth control if they object on their own moral grounds.

    I couldn't find any reference to buying age restrictions in any State, although some sources reference the 16 or 18-year age of consent as a possible reason a clerk might check an ID. But with the sudden election year rush of anti-contraceptive measures by Republican lawmakers it might be possible Alabama recently passed such an age law.


    Thanks, Deco! I was doing some research as well into it and it still doesn't appear there is any age requirement for any state. But like you said, Republican lawmakers might have changed/screwed some things up like usual.
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    Mar 24, 2012 7:33 PM GMT
    Iceblink said
    Josh1992 saidWith 3 people behind me in a cramped gas station I didn't care so I just showed her my ID and she let me go on my way. But now I'm pretty embarrassed and pissed about it.



    "Ralph, I need a price check up at the register on a pack of condoms. Trojan, Snugger Fit Small."



    Am I the only one who thought of this scene from the golden girls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhlnL0AbmI