Haiku pointed to the Beeb article and I nearly spilt my beer. Loved it:
An 87-year-old man was asked to prove he was over 21 when he tried to buy a bottle of sherry in a York supermarket.
The former Lord Mayor of York, Jack Archer, said he was shocked – but flattered – when asked the question by staff at Morrisons in Acomb.
He said: “I don’t look my age but I certainly don’t look young enough to be in trouble for underage drinking.”
That’s really nice. I’m wondering, y’know, if that was not deliberate on the part of the lady but it seems it was just store policy. Pity. I’ve been asking them to ask me for years now but no one does. [sad face]
Just can’t bring myself to speak of the dumbing down today.…