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Unread 03-09-2017, 02:50 PM   #1
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Default Weird thing re: Glue does runner

So, today at Walmart, I saw the Glue Dots Runner Marked down. I decided to try it. I used the self- checkout and when I scanned it, I got an error and the WM employee came over and said that it did that because you have to be a certain age to buy that. I'm 51, so she apparently thought I was old enough. Haha. But, it made me wonder what the heck are people using them for that's bad? It's like when you buy spray paint, they want to make sure you're not a "huffer" or the cold meds to make meth. Have y'all heard of this? I mean, what can you possibly use glue dots for in a bad way?
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That's bizarre.
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Yeah, every time I bought duck brand tape runners from them, it asked for ID. I eventually realized it probably had to do with SOME adhesives or other products from the same maker being huffable. I was confused the first time, annoyed the second time, and amused from thereon out.

It's clear that somehow the computers are programmed without people necessarily looking at the products they're flagging.
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Indeed, it is simply that some idiots use glue for sniffing, and therefore ALL adhesives will show up as needing age verification. I suppose it's just quicker and easier to flag all glues, rather than just some. Also, if they missed flagging one, and something went wrong, all hell would break loose.
The same things happen with knives over here, for obvious reasons, but it seems to be worded something along the lines of a' metal tool with an edge', as we've had some silly things flag up- like a lawn edger, and a weeding tool for between paving slabs.
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So, today at Walmart, I saw the Glue Dots Runner Marked down. I decided to try it. I used the self- checkout and when I scanned it, I got an error and the WM employee came over and said that it did that because you have to be a certain age to buy that. I'm 51, so she apparently thought I was old enough. Haha. But, it made me wonder what the heck are people using them for that's bad? It's like when you buy spray paint, they want to make sure you're not a "huffer" or the cold meds to make meth. Have y'all heard of this? I mean, what can you possibly use glue dots for in a bad way?


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I also HATE it when Giant Eagles asks for my date of birth when buying gift cards... they do it every time !!!! The poor cashiers say they have no clue, but they cannot finish the order without the dates....
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