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Of correction pens, sicssors and IDs 
7th-Feb-2012 04:57 pm
I've been lacking a pair of scissors since I lost my pencil case weeks ago and recently my correction pen yesterday, so I decided to go to WHSmith to buy them along with a new pencil case.

When I reached to the self service checkout to buy them as if it's normal, that's when the problem starts.

Apparently, there was some restricted stuffs that I'm buying and when the staff arrived to assist me, she asked me for my ID. I asked her what's the use of my ID for and I'm 17. She said that I can't buy it if I'm not over 18.

What the fuck?

...I mean, what the fuck?

I've been buying correction pens and scissors since I don't even remember when. I use scissors because some packets hate me because it has jagged sides and even then, it doesn't want to open for me. I need correction pens because I used black pens more than pencils these days. And why the fuck is there a restriction in not allowing me to buy them? Clearly something is just plain wrong here.

It's not as if I can use them to harm myself. The scissors are more useful for cutting than stabbing and slicing. The correction pen has fumes that can already tell you of its danger of swallowing it.

What's going to happen to me if I use them at all? I stab myself in the eye and then swallow some correction liquid because my arms decided to no longer listen to my body and instead turn against me?

Really something is wrong here if the UK government can't trust its own and international youth under 17 on using them. If the damn government can't entrust such simple things for them to use, it's no wonder lots of them are unhappy.

I hate that age restriction shit. What harm can it bring upon you unless you know how to control yourself? You can't have other people control you.

That's all =w=
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7th-Feb-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
If Singapore is considered a nanny state, I consider it a good state since she trusts me enough that I don't go wild on stationary items.
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7th-Feb-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
I know. Maybe someday they'll restrict pencils because it says it contains lead, not graphite. Or even pens and toothbrushes, because now you can sharpen them into stabbing items. Or even an eraser for fear that you may choke on it.

In Malaysia, the storekeepers don't bat an eyelid when I buy them, because he knows it's for school and office use only, not as alternative weapons. For glue, it's mostly the clear ones in small tubes.
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7th-Feb-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
I know that. I'm just confused on why they still call it lead pencils, when you know, there's no LEAD in it anymore?

It's really sad. Even more so when you're under age. I may be just a year closer to my 'adult' age, but I'm mature and reasonable enough to know that such items are not for alternative uses.
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7th-Feb-2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
I just want a pair of scissors to cut things that my teeth can't ;A;
7th-Feb-2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah I agree with you on that one but anything with a blade is a restricted sale. It's just how it is.
7th-Feb-2012 09:15 pm (UTC)
Even razor blades?
7th-Feb-2012 09:23 pm (UTC)
yep XD
7th-Feb-2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Plain ridiculous.
8th-Feb-2012 02:30 am (UTC)
Well did you get them? O_o I mean did you let someone buy for you? That's FUCKIN STUPID!!!! A 2 year old could by scissors over here =w= I feel for you girl :P
8th-Feb-2012 04:27 am (UTC)
SCISSORS, REALLY. Wow governments...
8th-Feb-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
What the fuuuuuccck
14th-Feb-2012 12:57 am (UTC)
Ridiculous =__=
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