I just got carded

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   / I just got carded #51  
In the 60s I was in a small store with friends buying beer, wine and cigarettes. As the owner rang up a 24 case of beer for me said "Son, how old are you?" "15" I replied. "Well...at least you're honest" the owner replied as he took my money. Cigarettes back then I'm thinking were like 25 to 50 cents/pack.

I started chewing Beechnut tobacco when I was 15. 30 cents per pack, no ID required. I quit when I turned 50 and it was around $3 per pack, I think. No idea what it is today. All sin tax most likely.
 
   / I just got carded #53  
I haven't bought cigarettes in nearly 40 years; a guy in front of me at the grocery store bought a carton; the checker rang up $58.00. That should dissuade a lot of those under 21.

It doesn't. The bill would have been even higher here but people are still buying...even the ones looking like homeless.
 
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A carton of Marlboro's is $74 here. It must be - OK is closer to the tobacco fields that here in WA. Glad I don't smoke either.

That's why so many, who do smoke, make the trip to the indian reservation where cigs are less than half that price. No state or federal taxes.

I was a chain smoker for around 40 years until the day I was headed to the base for a month's supply. Halway to Spokane, wa to Fairchild I decided to quit as the money could go to a far better cause. That was when the price went over $10 carton at the PX. I did a U=-turn, came home, smoked what I had and quit cold turkey around 30 years ago.
 
   / I just got carded #56  
Here, beer and liqueur stores are government run. I remember back in the late 50s-early 60s, I would go to the liqueur store with my dad. There was no display, just a cage like an old time bank would have. You filled out a form with your order, showed ID and a plain brown bag with your purchase was passed through the wicket.
Eventually, the beer and liqueur stores got rid of that and they became more like regular retail stores, showing you what you were going to buy, you pick it up and go to the cashier.

Seems with this carding business, we are reverting to the old ways. Big brother is watching again........

Wa state got rid of the governmen liquor stores about 15 years ago. Electorate was all for it "Yay, cheaper booze"...silly fools, the price with tax went up. It is one shelf at a fairly good price...problem is, that is without tax and there is nothing showing on the shelves what the tax is.
 
   / I just got carded #57  
In the 60s I was in a small store with friends buying beer, wine and cigarettes. As the owner rang up a 24 case of beer for me said "Son, how old are you?" "15" I replied. "Well...at least you're honest" the owner replied as he took my money. Cigarettes back then I'm thinking were like 25 to 50 cents/pack.

That’s funny. I never had a case as blatant as that. In the 70s I learned that the little mom and pop shops were more likely to take my money without questions. The bigger chain convenience stores did things by the books.
 
   / I just got carded #58  
Yep, I'm just over 50 and just got carded..at Home Depot....for buying a can of...Spray Paint.....I now need to be 21 to buy a friggin can of spray paint. .....Seriously, ....
Yup, they want to make sure your at least 21 before you huff said paint.

It's a royal pita for me. Rustoleum dark hunter green is a perfect match for my equipment at work when I need to touch up the paint.

I'm in the big box stores at least once a month cleaning them out of dark hunter green paint. Sometimes going up to the register with the bottom of the cart loaded full of cans. Self check out takes longer then waiting on a register since you gotta get the gal to do the age verification. If she's helping someone else out with an issue, you could be stuck there a while. :rolleyes:
 
   / I just got carded #60  
If youre over 50 - that shouldve been a cheap thrill
 
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