Comment: California here. I'm IDed regularly when I buy my cigarettes

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California here. I'm IDed regularly when I buy my cigarettes

California here.

I'm IDed regularly when I buy my cigarettes. At best, I'm asked for my birthday or birthyear only** (sure, I understand of course they don't want to sell that poison to minors, a state law) but more often, they go directly to ask and see an ID.

**Being in my forties, I can take that either as flattery or stupidity.

Anyway...

Even "funnier" : I've been IDed for buying a pack of 5 lighters (BIC brand) several times, now (1 or 2 times a year in my case) ... I asked to myself... is it a DHS-compliance thing or what ? Do I look like a rogue pyromaniac terrorist ?

Or was it my french accent ? (ok, j/k)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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