In Iowa for a family get together. We stopped by the Walmart at 3601 29th Ave.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404, to purchase some liquor. I am 37, and I was with my 57 yr old uncle, 21 yr old cousin & his 19 yr old girlfriend. The couple went off & purchased their items in a different part of the store, which left me & my 57 year old uncle to purchase the liquor. I got my ID ready to show, because I tend to get carded because I look young.
The cashier tells us she will not sell us the liquor until she sees the ID of the girl who was with us. We were a bit taken aback. You have 2 clearly over 21 year olds trying to purchase their liquor, & we are told this! I asked for a supervisor, & they backed up the cashier.
I asked to see their policy regarding this matter. Think about this for a minute. The girl with us was young enough to be my daughter! So, they 2 Walmart employees were telling a 57 & 37 year old we can not purchase liquor because of some girl we spoke to for 15 seconds by the check out line!
They kept saying they had to check her ID! Why?? Why did this lady think 2 old fogies were buying all this liquor for this 19 year old? She didn't even know if she was 19!
What if she was my daughter? She would need her ID? What if I had my 10 year old with me, they would refuse to sell us the liquor then? Why refuse it now??
This was completely wrong! I understand Walmart get young folks into management & do not train them very well. I felt the manager didn't want to admit the wrong doing. He didn't to be wrong, maybe he didn't know how to admit it.
Regardless, Walmart denied the sale of alcohol to a 57 & 37 year old who DID provide their IDs! Shame on you, Walmart!!
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Cashier.
Monetary Loss: $20.