Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"You're joking right?!"

Today I went to Walmart before supper to pick up a few things. As I was going through the check out I was carded. "So what was I buying," you ask?

"Tobacco products?" No never, I would reply.

"An arsonal of firearms?" Nope not me, I would answer.

"Oh" you say, "I knew it you were a secret winno!" No, I answer.

Here are my purchases can you possibly guess what I was buying that needed carding?

I told the lady that she was kiding right. I was a little offended and I can't believe that you have to be carded for this sort of thing now. I mean it has been a stable of craft projects as long as I can remember. So what is it, you ask?
Yep, that's right, it's rubber cement glue. Is this a Walmart only rule? Is this a Florida law? Has anyone else ever heard of this? I mean what can you possibly do with it? Are they worried that three year olds will be eating it? I mean who lets a three year old loose in Walmart with enough money to buy glue for dinner? Rubber cement clue is the best glue for pictures and the like because 1) it never wrinkles and 2) it's now acid free making it great for scrapbooks. Why do you need to be 18 to buy glue?


lydia said...

I know that this has been a law in Illinois for several years now. It was very frustrating in high school when I would be working on a project late at night. There were several times that I would run out of rubber cement and have to wake my parents up so they could go buy more. It seems to be a silly law, but apparently someone feels it is necessary.

jsarber said...

Oh goodness. I remember when they were talking about this. Rubber cement, spray paint, and other items are considered "hazards, such as potential of abuse as inhalants and fire." Those crazy kids and their apparent addiction to rubber cement.

strem said...

I had no idea since I'm WELLLLLL past the age of needing my I.D. checked. I do remember feeling a little light-headed when working on a huge poster presentation for college one night (all nighter), but I would never inhale it on purpose.

Owl of the Desert said...

Yep, they caught you, Dani. Closet sniffer.

We have the same rules up here. I've been carded for spray paint. Kinda silly, but maybe it keeps it away from some who would abuse it.