Proof of insanity
More proof of identity madness. Andree Evans, from South Mimms, Herts, bought a birthday card from Marks & Sparks. As she went to pay, the till beeped. The assistant looked at Andree and said: 'That's OK, you're over 25' and put the card in a bag.
When Andree asked what was going on, the assistant said that she wasn't allowed to sell the card to anyone under 25. Why? On the front were three small pictures - one of a wine glass, a second of a corkscrew and the third of five bottles of wine and an empty glass.
Elsewhere, in Wisbech, Cambs, a 15-year-old boy was chased down the street by a shop assistant who then confiscated a packet of wine gums he had just bought. He was told you have to be over 18 to buy anything containing alcohol.
For the record, wine gums don't contain alcohol. And neither do birthday cards.
I need a drink.