Was at a major chain grog shop this afternoon and in front of me were two youngish girls one of which was buying a 6 pack of beer on her ATM card. What has me though is because only the girl paying for the grog, who by all accounts was over 18 had ID service was refused.
This rather intrigued me so I asked the cashier if I were in the store with my teenage child (not that I have one) and they were either under 18 or could not produce ID would I too be refused service. The cashiers response was no that is different, you would be served. I am still scratching my head trying to work out why.
Now I understand there are laws preventing someone over 18 buying grog on behalf of a minor, but this is the first time where I have ever seen someone refused service because someone they were with didn’t have ID. So two questions.
Firstly can anyone see or explain to me what the difference is between someone buying grog with their under 18 child present and an 18 year old buying grog with a friend present who is either under 18 or has no ID?
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Secondly if anyone has done the RSA course in Canberra what do the rules say about this? Curious to know if this is a company policy or an actual law. If law it seems rather daft even though I can see the possible intent.