So I went to the shops today to get the weekly food shop. I thought I'd chuck in a cheeky bottle of wine to have at some point and went to the till as normal...
I was using the self-service machines and so it flagged up for authorisation for alcohol - not an issue, I'm 30.
When the assistant came over I expected the usual acceptance of looking old enough, but on this occasion I was asked for ID... Flattered
The only thing I had on me was a bank card and my warrant card.
I said (and showed) this to the assistant who asked if it had my DoB on it - no.
I was told that she couldn't really accept it as it didn't confirm my age.
She had a longer look at me and decided that I did look old enough (I obviously didn't weather well over the 30 second interaction) and so I paid and left.
My question is this, would you have accepted a warrant card as sufficient ID? I'm not aware of any 16yr old police officers... I know she was only doing her job, I have no gripe with that at all, it just amused me.