The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you. (acostilow) wrote in bad_service,
The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.

Wal-Mart, why you so crazy?

The post about the under-21 vertical ID reminded me of a shopping trip I took with my brother once. This is more "WTF" than bad, per se, but it was amusing.

Now, my brother does not have a driver's license. If he needs to go somewhere, he asks me or walks. However, he DOES have a passport.

Note: My brother was around 29 years old when this happened.

So, we went to Wal-Mart, and for some reason (this was a few years ago, I think he was buying alcohol or something), the cashier asked to see his ID, and he pulled out his passport.

C: Cashier
S: My brother
Me: Me
M: Manager

C: I can't take this.

S: *blinks* What?

C: This isn't a driver's license. I can't take this.

S: I don't have a driver's license. This is a valid ID.

C: I've never seen one before, I don't think we can take this.

Me: *starts laughing*

S: It's a federally-issued ID!

C: I'm going to need to call a manager.

S: *sputters*

Me: *laughing more*

So we wait for the manager, and my brother is making, "Are you kidding me?" eyes at me while I try to swallow my giggles.

Manager comes over.

M: What's up?

S: She won't take my ID!

M: *looks at passport, looks at cashier* It's a valid ID. *walks off*

C: *rings us through* I've just never seen one before, I had to know if it was valid.

And once we were outside, I started laughing so hard I couldn't breathe, because my brother was ranting (outside, not in front of the cashier), "It's federally issued! Condoleezza Rice has my back, what do you mean it's not valid!"

So, yes, not the worst service in the world, but it was really, really funny. We still tease him about it.

EDIT: *laughing at the tags* Sorry, guys. I just thought it was funny, wanted to share. :-)
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