Staff at a Tesco store in Hampshire recently refused to sell alcohol to 40-year-old Karen Hamilton, saying that she didn't look 18. Despite the protestations of other customers Ms Hamilton had go home for her passport before they would sell her beer.
"The woman at the check-out must have been about my age but she insisted on asking for ID - I thought she was joking. It became very irritating because I couldn't convince her otherwise," said Ms Hamilton.
Tesco offered an apology but tempered it by saying that Ms Hamilton should be flattered that staff thought she was so young.