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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    If it's a private business, the owner should be able to refuse to sell alcohol, or whatever else he is selling, to anyone he doesn't want as a customer.

    It the customer doesn't like it, he will go elsewhere.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

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    It's up to the retailer.

    I suspect that the retailer in question thinks the adult will give the alcohol to the minor, and either disapproves of this possibility or is afraid of fines of some sort.

    Either way it's the retailer's decision and if they don't want to sell alcohol in that situation it's fine by me.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    no matter the form of math used, the answer remains the same
    one of the properties of mathematics i have long appreciated
    Without using variables, it's only simple arithmetic for simple minds. Each aspect of the equation has at least one value variable, for example the variable of time, wherein going to a bar to drink and leaving kids in car or TCBY is not the same as going to a liquor store for five minutes while leaving kids with cones in their hands at the TCBY, or in the car with windows open and music running. Algebra is your friend, I suggest using it when analyzing situations.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Without using variables, it's only simple arithmetic for simple minds. Each aspect of the equation has at least one value variable, for example the variable of time, wherein going to a bar to drink and leaving kids in car or TCBY is not the same as going to a liquor store for five minutes while leaving kids with cones in their hands at the TCBY, or in the car with windows open and music running. Algebra is your friend, I suggest using it when analyzing situations.
    thank you for proving that no matter the math used, the answer remains the same: the parent prioritized the acquisition of liquor more than the safety of the children placed at risk
    the retailer who opts not to sell as outlined in the OP probably is also math proficient to arrive at the same conclusion
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    thank you for proving that no matter the math used, the answer remains the same: the parent prioritized the acquisition of liquor more than the safety of the children placed at risk
    the retailer who opts not to sell as outlined in the OP probably is also math proficient to arrive at the same conclusion
    The simpleton answer surely remains the same. I'm not a simpleton and won't ever adopt the foolishness of analyzing life's situations with such shallow intellect.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    No, that shouldn't happen. I understand why the retailer is doing it though. I'd stop going to a place like that and just buy my alcohol somewhere else.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    One of the reasons people start their own businesses is so they can do pretty much whateverthehell they want to. It's stupid in my book. I wouldn't buy any alcohol at all from the guy if he ever refused me 'cause me child was with me. But that's his right. There's a meat market in the next town that everyone goes to . . . we all call the owner "The Meat Nazi".

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Oh, I see. Perhaps multi-quoting could be your friend.
    I quoted the post to which I referred. If it was you, whatever. My point stands. The claim in question was far too broad to be taken seriously.

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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    I quoted the post to which I referred. If it was you, whatever. My point stands. The claim in question was far too broad to be taken seriously.
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    Re: Should a retailer refuse to sell alcohol to a legal adult if a minor is present?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    There's something of controversy going on here. A local retailer is refusing to sell alcohol to legal adults if a minor is present with them. Doesn't matter how old or young the minor is, and it doesn't matter if the minor is the adult's own kid.

    The retailer is not breaking any laws by doing this, so that's not the issue... but should they? How would you react if a retailer refused to sell you alcohol just because you had your kid with you?

    Please note that in this state it is perfectly legal for parents to serve their own minor children alcohol.
    If it happens to you, then:

    1. Server is doing it because it's store policy and they don't want to get fired
    2. Manager has made it store policy because they don't want to get sued

    Day and age we live in, and as annoying as it is, it's hard to begrudge those reasons. A store wants you to buy their stuff at the end of the day.
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