I visited a boutique beer shop recently and, after paying for the sale, asked my son (13) to give me a hand in carrying the selection. The sales assistant intervened. “He’s a minor”, she said. I told her that he would be carrying some bottles, not drinking from them. “He’s a minor” she repeated sternly. Somewhat annoyed I took my purchase, walked to the front of the shop and passed one of the bags to my amused son.
Is anyone aware of anything in the licensing laws which prohibits this? Not sure if it’s a Nanny State gone mad or whether I was unlucky enough to get an officious sales assistant.