So, I mentioned that I was going to town to do a bit of Christmas shopping. I went to poundland and found nail art pens! I bought quite a few colours.
I got a few more stocking fillers (my sister and I are making each other stockings this year) then went to B+M. I was just walking past but then I found the exact nail art pens that I have bought before and there were colours that I needed (such as black, red, white because my white one broke and a brighter pink). I spent ages picking them out, making sure that their holder didn’t come off.
I got a couple more stocking fillers then went to the tills.
I was happy to be able to find the nail art pens at last but what happened?
I was told I had to be 21 to buy them! I couldn’t believe it. I have bought these before with no problem at all. You’d think that if it was the same product it would still be fine to buy it even if it’s in a different store…if you know what I mean. She asked if I had ID. I do have ID and had it with me but what made it more annoying is that I’m only a couple of weeks away from turning 21!
Usually, age restricted products would have a label/sign saying so and even at that the person has to be 18 NOT 21. She told me the only way I could have them was to get someone older with an ID to buy it for me. Being told that just made me feel like I was a child.
I asked her why since I had bought them without any problems before and she said “they’ve a strong smell so you could get high off them presumably”. Really? I know for a fact that they don’t even have a strong smell. She told me that she was sorry and she would keep them for me if I could get someone to come in to get it for me. It felt like she was telling me to bring an adult even though I told her my age and had my ID.
I know she was only doing her job but it was so annoying because I had been able to buy them before. I guess I will have to wait to buy them =[
Oh well, I can’t let it ruin my day (it did make me feel like just going home instead of doing more shopping but I continued shopping anyway). I did manage to get a lot of stuff so the day wasn’t completely ruined.