I was just in my local bottle'o with my son who is 23.
The young girl at the counter proceeded to ask my son, who wasn't buying anything, for his ID.
She claims it is illegal for a minor to enter a bottle shop at any time, even if accompanied by their parent.
I called bullshit. She stuck to her guns and said if he hasn't got ID he was ment to wait outside.
I've done a little Google search and so far I think she was wrong.
We teach RSA at work, so tomorrow I'm going to make a call to our assessor and see what the deal is.
My dumb questions are- anyone here have RSA ticket?
Anyone come across a similar situation?
She might have thought you were buying for him (she thought he was underage). Short of asking you to leave as well, she's probably just doing what she's been taught to do.
-edit- not by RSA course, but by management
Which is kind of strange given it's not illegal for an adult to allow a minor to drink, your kid or even a friend o long as that friend's parent has given permission (hence written notes for parties). In fact a minor can have a drink in a pub if accompanied by a parent, guardian or (!) spouse, and they are having a meal.
My missus went to buy my turning-17 daughter a couple of ciders, checkout chick refused service - to my missus - on the basis that they were being bought for daughter. Sounds like checkout girl was exactly in line with her guidelines, so can't blame her. So it's not allowable to buy grog for a minor while it is legal to let them drink it (in certain circumstances). I guess the intent might be that you can let them have a little of what you have got but should not be buying a slab of mixed drinks or bottle of vodka for them. Bit weird and inconsistent but in some ways has its heart in the right place. Personally I'd rather no drinking til 18 but the missus is from the 'a little, supervised, is the least worst' school of thought (that most modern research rubbishes)...