55 years old, and look it

Discussion in 'Feedback & Help' started by SteLacca, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. SteLacca

    SteLacca UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Nevertheless, I've just been refused an Amazon delivery because I have no proof of age with me. I pointed to my face, bald head and greying beard, not to mention the wrinkles, but apparently not good enough.

    And all for a coil of wire.

    Has common sense now been abandoned completely?
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: SteLacca Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  2. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    Could have been makeup! since when has wire been age-restricted?
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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  3. Opinion87

    Opinion87 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I'm 32 (and look it) and recently got ID'ed trying to buy silly string. I asked why and the young girl said that I could huff the gas. I was a bit confused because surely if I tried that, it would involve squirting said silly string in my mouth?
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: Opinion87 Member since: Jul 1, 2015
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  4. Prime81

    Prime81 UKBF Regular Free Member

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    some kids are so desperate to get their hands on a coil of wire they resort to film grade makeup for the delivery. There is no common sense left in this world, it's like the Lego movie. Do not deviate from the instructions, even if they don't add up. Be flattered he didn't take your word for it, lol.
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: Prime81 Member since: Jan 23, 2018
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  5. JEREMY HAWKE

    JEREMY HAWKE UKBF Legend Full Member

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    I can prove my age
    WTF is silly string :confused::eek:
    My six year granddaughter asked me today .
    Why don't you use an iPad is it because you are old :confused:
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: JEREMY HAWKE Member since: Mar 4, 2008
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  6. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    My brother got knocked back for buying petrol when he was 31. He does look quite young, but not under 16. Especially when in a full suit, and driving his pharmacy company's van...
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  7. Mr D

    Mr D UKBF Legend Free Member

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    My wife often used to get asked 'what are you planning on doing when you leave school dear?' by little old ladies when she was at work. Having worked in the department store for 10 years.


    Went to a church for a while - wife often holding my hand or resting her head on my shoulder.
    A few years later I bumped into the elder in charge there and he asked me how my daughter was doing.
    The congregation mostly thought she was my daughter - she is older than me.
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: Mr D Member since: Feb 12, 2017
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  8. UrbanRetail

    UrbanRetail UKBF Regular Free Member

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    I was refused an energy drink last week because I had no ID with me. I'll be 28 in 3 weeks.
     
    Posted: Mar 9, 2020 By: UrbanRetail Member since: Mar 3, 2012
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  9. fisicx

    fisicx It's Major Clanger! Staff Member

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    I got called a young man yesterday. I’m 60. But she was older than me so the comment may have been justified. And I an incredibly good looking (in poor lighting and from a distance).
     
    Posted: Mar 10, 2020 By: fisicx Member since: Sep 12, 2006
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  10. Gordon - Commercial Finance

    Gordon - Commercial Finance UKBF Ace Free Member

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    When I was only recently married, a lad trying to sell boilers door to door though my wife was my daughter. I would have been about 27 and she would have been 22 at the time, so she is a bit younger obviously but he proper ruined his chances at a sale!
     
    Posted: Mar 10, 2020 By: Gordon - Commercial Finance Member since: Jun 26, 2017
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  11. Newchodge

    Newchodge UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    In the dim and distant past I asked for a bus ticket. The driver kindly said - is that a half? I was 28, half fares were for those under 14!
     
    Posted: Mar 10, 2020 By: Newchodge Member since: Nov 8, 2012
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