Rite Aid Pharmacy denied the purchase of beer by myself (age 50) and brother (age 79) because we did not have identification
Rite Aid has recently adopted a policy where you cannot purchase beer without identification. I recently stopped by the Rite Aid on Grand Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and despite the fact that I am fifty years old and my brother is seventy-nine years of age we were unable to purchase beer because we were not carrying our identification.
Where does discretion come into the equation or common sense? The laws are designed to prevent underage drinking; not to prevent middle and mature men from purchasing beer. I guess what really is appalling is the fact that I have purchase beer on numerous occasions at the location and have shown my identification to the very cashier at least four different occasions over the past week. I served our country and cannot purchase beer at 50?
It is obvious to me that this policy is not very consumer friendly to those above forty. The fact that the employee cannot use common sense speaks volumes of upper management’s confidence of their employees.