92-year-old can't prove age, refused booze

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:23 PM ET

A 92-year-old English woman was refused booze because she couldn't prove her age.

Diane Taylor couldn't produce the proper ID to buy her bottle of whisky at the One Stop Shop convenience store in Harlow, just northeast of London.

The great-grandmother tried showing everything from her bus pass and health card to her pacemaker, but staff still would not serve her, reports the Harlow Star.

"When I asked her (the clerk) exactly what she wanted, she said proof of age," Taylor told the paper. "But I don't have a passport or driving licence, so what did they expect me to do?"

The shop may be gun-shy after the town council revoked its licence to sell alcohol in 2007 then re-instated it when the owners promised to enforce a strict "no ID, no sale" policy for anyone buying alcohol.

A One Stop Shop spokesman told the paper that the store had to enforce the policy or risk losing its licence.


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