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Old 07-16-2018, 03:03 PM
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My mother did that to me in the 1960's, when I was around 10. I don't remember when it started, and we moved from that neighborhood after I turned 13, so I was pretty damned young when that happened. Once I hit high school I refused to do it anymore, so that was that. I got in trouble for being a surly teen fairly often, so nothing new there...
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:34 AM
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My mum did try this with me when I was younger - she sent me to the newsagency (as a 15-year-old) to either buy or cash in her weekly lotto tickets (can't remember which) along with some other errands.

Cue my mother being one of THOSE folks who rings up to complain afterwards and then being told what the actual law is. -_-
My mother used to try and send me in to buy her cigarettes, and then she'd yell at ME when they refused.
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Old 07-18-2018, 03:09 AM
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When I was a kid, before smoking was considered a big deal, it was very common for parents to send kids (not just teens, much younger kids as well) to buy cigarettes. Mom would write a note to the shopkeeper, hand you a few dollars, and send you off.
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When I was younger, I was one of those kids too. 10-15 years old, I'd be told to run into the local Irving or whatever convenience store we were at, and pick up a pack of smokes and/or some lotto tix.
I am a child of the 1960's. Even though I lived in a mostly major central mid-western city my area of the city sometimes had the feel of a smaller town. my area had corner bar/pubs, the corner drug store, the locally owned barber shop, bakery, chair place, printer, professional photo and photo supply place, etc.. We also had the corner Mom & Pop corner grocery store and meat shop. and they even did credit. Occasionally my Mother would sent me down to the grocery store to buy her cigarettes. The cashier and the owners knew my family and me so no age restriction there way back then. This was a "looser more layed back" time for certain things.

Now-a-days LOL yeah not happening.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:46 PM
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When I was a kid, before smoking was considered a big deal, it was very common for parents to send kids (not just teens, much younger kids as well) to buy cigarettes. Mom would write a note to the shopkeeper, hand you a few dollars, and send you off.
Not long after I got my license, my dad regularly sent me to pick up his pipe tobacco. He had a special blend and a line of credit at that shop.
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Old 07-26-2018, 08:58 PM
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When I was a kid, before smoking was considered a big deal, it was very common for parents to send kids (not just teens, much younger kids as well) to buy cigarettes. Mom would write a note to the shopkeeper, hand you a few dollars, and send you off.
I was walking into the grocery store (or convenience store) when I was a teenager and buying my own cigarettes. I'd simply ask the clerk for the brand and style I wanted, hand over cash and they'd hand over the smokes. Not one person ever asked for ID. Only time my Mom would buy them for me would be when she'd go to the grocery store for weekly groceries and would pick up a carton for me. My Dad did this for me one time and stopped b/c my stepmom complained about it saying that if I was old enough to smoke, I was old enough to go to work and pay for them.

No worries, Mom assured her. She'd make sure I had my smokes before I left her house on Friday evening to come to their house. And yes, since I did help take care of the house while Mom worked (in addition to going to high school 5 days a week) and helping with my younger brother, I was in fact working.

Of course, by the time the We ID program started in the 90's, I was already well into my 20's and working in a grocery store, so everyone knew I was old enough for not only smokes, but also wine.
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Old 07-27-2018, 02:27 AM
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Yeah when we were kids, there was a little mom and pop store a block and a half away. We used to go buy cigs for our mom there.

Of course that was when popsicles were 5 cents...back in the Middle Ages
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Old 07-27-2018, 01:38 PM
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Old 07-29-2018, 02:36 PM
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I used to buy cigarettes for my best friend all the time. I was underage. She was legal. But I never got carded, and she always did (she was short). Guess that was the 90s for you.
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