So why did it seem a good idea to have a young checkout operator on the till this morning who was unable to process alcohol sales?
We are in the run up to the festive season and just about every shopper had alcohol in their trolley.
Each and ever transaction needed authorisation from an older person who had to be summoned across and had to input multiple key strokes to authorise the sale.
I was waiting at the checkout where the older person had to break off his own work to authorise the sales. He was getting to the end of his tether and actually counting out loud to ten to calm himself down.
The checkout operator has to be at least 16 years of age and they can sell alcohol with approval from a senior member of staff 18 years of age or over.this is certainly the case for supermarkets not sure how law is applied in smaller stores