I am absolutely LIVID at how we were treated today at Walmart! My husband, child and I went to the Shelton, Washington Wal-Mart store to buy my son a cake for his birthday.
I grabbed a 12 pack of Limerita budlight for myself. At the self check out, the machine asked for I.D. No problem, right? WRONG!!!
Cashier asked for everyone’s I.D. I said my husband is the one buying it so why should I have to show you mine? Also, my son is a minor and has no I.D. She stated she couldn’t allow us to purchase said items.
I asked for a manager. The manager stated the same thing saying it was law. Jason was livid and argued with her that it is NOT law. The law states that only the person touching the beer will be carded.
My son did not touch anything. That manager was mad that my husband challenged her on the law and in a condescending voice, stated she would send over another manager to help us understand better. Another came over and stated, it isn’t a law but it’s a store policy. I contacted your corporate office and asked if this was so.
They said no but they would have the main manager of Shelton Wal-mart contact me. An Hour later I get a phone call not from the main manager but another. She again reiterated their position. I, again, contacted corporate office who then stated that yes, it is a store policy.
What is strange is that we have done this before, with many of kids in tow! Wal-mart is very inconsistent!
Why are you playing morality police? It is not your place to judge me and my purchases and who I am with.
Needless to say, I am you and sharing my experience with everyone in my social media groups and website!
On a happy note, we did everything the same but at Safeway and guess what? No issues- I thank Safeway for allowing me to purchase my son’s birthday cake and my beer, saving the day.