A MAN was asked to prove his age when buying booze at a supermarket.
That’s not too surprising – until you find out that Charles Brown is a 50-year-old dad!
And the fresh-faced father-of-three says he still won’t carry proof of age – despite being refused by a checkout assistant and two managers.
After some convincing the forklift truck driver, whose two older children have been legally able to buy alcohol for more than 10 years, managed to walk out of the store with his bottle of Grant’s.
While it is legal in the UK for anyone over 18 to purchase alcohol many retailers follow the Challenge 25 protocol.
Challenge 25 encourages anyone who is over 18 but looks under 25 to carry acceptable ID when they want to buy alcohol.
Mr Brown, who was last asked for ID when buying booze two years ago, said: “I take it as a compliment but it’s getting a bit frustrating. I think they need to retrain their staff.
“I know I don’t look my age but there’s no way I’m 24.”
A spokesman for Morrisons said: “We are required by law to police the sale of alcohol and take our responsibility very seriously.
“As part of this, we have adopted Challenge 25, a policy of asking for identification from anyone who doesn’t look over the age of 25.
“We hope Mr Brown took the request as a compliment as he must look very young for his age”.