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Old 07-10-2006, 05:21 AM
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Default Yes, we need your ID.

Friday night at 9:40 (we close at 10) these women with WIC checks came to my line. Eversince the state decided to let people use WIC checks at any store that accepts them we've needed ID for each check (overnight we went from being forbidden to ask for ID to being requuired to). I ask for her ID, she's surprised, but doesn't make a fuss when I tell her why. But her ID is in her car and she asks if she needs to go all the way outside and get it. I told her that if she didn't have her ID we could use her SSN. She got offended and said "I'm not giving my SSN to you with all the identity theft." Okay so she goes out to her car. It's now 15 min to closing and I have a line of people, but since it's WIC I can't suspend her order. Finally she comes back in. I scan her ID and move on to the other woman. She had her ID, but got upset that I needed to scan it for both checks. And naturally neither of them noticed the glares they were getting.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:31 AM
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I HATE being behind people with WIC checks, especially when they've decided to use all of them at one stop, and save their cash for their cigarettes and liquor.

I REALLY HATE then seeing them go out to get into their late model car (much nicer than the average), in their name-label clothes from Macys or Nordstrom, and head home to eat on my tax dollar.

But I'm not bitter.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:39 AM
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I haven't done any WIC transactions recently. Lately, I've only seen WIC checks when I balance the tills.

Old 07-10-2006, 07:15 AM
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I used to hate wic, until I became lightening fast on the keyboards. They do take forever, but if you scan crap as they are putting it up there, after entering the dates, and THEN look at the ID, it goes much faster. If there's no ID, just void the transaction. No free food for you.
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:10 AM
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Mmm, just like the porn remoras we used to get... those teeny boppers who thought that just because they could get me to respond to them, that they were okay to go into the mature section. Soon as they started flipping through them... "ID?"
"Missouri state law requires all people so much as glancing at our porn to be 18, and as I'm horrible at guessing ages, I need to see valid IDs, from all four of you, including the twelve year old who came in with the three of you and is currently hanging out in the manga. Otherwise, get the hell out of the store."
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Old 07-11-2006, 06:10 AM
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Why do people get all weird about being asked for ID? The hardware store I work at requires valid ID to be shown for anyone purchasing spray paint, lighter fluid, morning glory seeds, or DUCO cement, to prove that they are 18 or older. I have a very no-nonsense attitude when dealing with obviously-underage people wishing to buy any of these items. No ID, no product; buy something else, or leave. They normally don't put up a fuss (maybe having something to do with my 6'1", 200 lb., unshaven appearance), but whatever the case, they accept it, and 9 times out of 10, leave. Some of the punks actually make off with the stuff, though. Whatever.

I just have to remember to tell myself: no matter what my personal feelings on the matter at hand, for almost minimum wage, I'm not being paid enough to put up with much more than what my job description details.

FYI: Morning glory seeds come as a shock to many, but (my managers told me) that you can brew a tea out of the seeds which will have a chemical in it that will produce effects similar to those produced by LSD when consumed.

My thoughts on the matter? Find a new hobby.
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