Wednesday, 27 May 2015


What do nightclubs and the Tesco club card have in common? The age requirements!
Today's post is a little different than the previous ones but it's something I feel passionately about.

Why do most supermarkets assume that under 18's either won't be doing their own shopping or aren't responsible enough to be able to hold a points card in their own name? By the age of 16 it is legal for you to have sex, get married with parental consent and smoke. A woman can legally have a child at the age of 16 but cannot own a club card/match and more card. It's legal to smoke and yet you cannot purchase the cigarettes until you're 18. I under no circumstances understand these rules. 

This discussion has been going on for a very long time, especially regarding the age of voting. But even the simple things are restricted, and why? Honestly I have no idea. Is this some form of social control or are they simply messed up rules?

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