Walmart - Demands my id because my wife buys cigarettes
CUSHING, OKLAHOMA -- Ok, maybe it is just me, but I think this is wrong.
At the Cushing Walmart a couple of days ago, on Register 14 the teller demands to see My ID because my Wife is purchasing cigarettes.
When I asked why she must see my id (I no longer smoke) the answer was simply that Walmart requires it and again, rather rudely this time she repeats her demand stating that without my id Misty does not get her cigarettes unless I prove who I am.
Short version is, that more people was behind us and my kids were with me (she did not want id from the teenage boys) so, to keep from making too much of a scene I flop my id over the counter explaining that I believe this to be a 4th amendment violation of the U.S. Constitution.
Her answer was "That may well be but it is the way Walmart does things"
I talked to her manager while my Wife paid for her smokes and other things who promised to look into things though she could neither confirm or deny the policy.
Getting no real information from local managers I called Walmart cooperate to see if anyone there knew anything about this policy. They did not, but advanced the issue to higher management.
Moments ago, I got a Call from Shannon, one of the managers at the Cushing Walmart who confirmed without a doubt that, while they have no requirement to id teenagers or children when an adult buys any age restricted product, they are required to confirm id on any adults who look under 40 years of age,
Did I miss something here? Either the managers at Cushing Walmart are far less than intelligent, or is Walmart now ran by complete communists?
I rate Cushing Walmart one star, only because there was not a lower number available.