London, May 6 (ANI): A Brit shopper was left gob smacked when an Asda shop assistant asked her for an age proof to a set of teaspoons.
The lady, who went to the store to stock up on picnic equipment was reportedly informed by the assistant that someone was once murdered with a teaspoon, and thus age identification was a requisite.
The woman had also bought plates and picnic ware at the Halifax branch in West Yorkshire.
The receipt for the bizarre sale was published on the website nannyknowsbest.blogspot.com-a website set up by an internet entrepreneur Ken Frost to “expose and resist the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.”
On seeing the receipt online, the users subsequently bombarded the site with comments and suggestions for other items that could cause harm.
However, Peter McCarthy, the Asda Halifax store manager, said that he was unaware of the spoon ID rule.
“The customer will have been asked for age identification by the assistant when prompted by the till. I’m not aware of an age restriction for spoons. It’s most likely a mix-up with the bar codes,” the Telegraph quoted him as saying. (ANI)