And are you entitled to buy this knife?

The location:- A local DIY super-store, well stocked with just about everything needed for the handyman around the house.

The time:-…..The present day.

The participants:-…..Myself, the would-be shopper: and a young female shop assistant.

The occasion: the scanning of a Stanley knife, which comes complete with three extra blades.

As the knife pack was scanned, an alarm sounded, the warning red light commenced flashing, and a notice leaps up on to the screen, saying, Please wait for a Store Colleague to verify status!’

Enter the tall young shop assistant, who was now identified as ‘The Colleague’.

She sees the knife pack, still in my hands, and asks, with a completely straight face,“Can you confirm that you are over the age of 21?”

Big Daddy

My reply; which caused another elderly gent to curl up in smothered hysterics;  “Just!”

5 comments for “And are you entitled to buy this knife?

  1. Hereward unbowed.
    November 5, 2015 at 12:33 am

    These kids live in virtual reality, outside in the real world, it makes you wonder how they get on. Though, the worrying thing is this, this kid [straight face “can you confirm” autobot] seems to have been allotted some sort of position of responsibility…..YIKES!!!

  2. ivan
    November 5, 2015 at 12:39 am

    This is what we get in a ‘safe’ society where only the crims and police are armed. Feel afraid, very afraid.

  3. November 5, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Teeth like that are the gnashers of a lad. 🙂

  4. November 5, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Blood and sand. What would they have done if you’d bought a set of Sabatiers? Called the Police?

    Seriously though, it says something seriously unpleasant about a society when people seem to be afraid of their own shadows……

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