I recently read “Farmington Supermarket Cards 65-year-old Woman.” (Sept. 7)

A 65-year-old woman went into a supermarket to pick up a few things, including wine. The cashier asked her for her license, but she didn’t have it because she had a cast on her leg, so a friend was driving her around. Since she didn’t have her identification, she wasn’t allowed to buy the wine. She asked if her friend could buy the wine for her but they said no because it would be a “third party” purchase.

I could understand if she looked like she was in her 20s or 30s, but she was 65. I think it is pretty sad when we don’t use common sense. All we do nowadays is rely on technology (computers) to do the work for us, and we can’t even use our judgment and actually look at people.

I think this was unfair to this woman. I think since she wasn’t able to buy the wine herself, they should have let her friend buy the wine. I think they took this too far. When people want to lie about their age to buy alcohol, they will normally say they are just over age 21. They never say they are 65.

I feel this should have never happened. I really hope it won’t happen again. If it does, I think people need to be trained on how to use common sense, and not just rely on technology.

Kelsey Clarke


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