Man to produce ID before he can purchase a bottle water

A 20 year old man, Joshua Tacey was asked to show his ID for a bottle of water at an Esso BP petrol station in Eastern England.

Joshua, pulled over at the garage at 1pm today to grab his girlfriend, Lizzie Turvey, a drink as she was feeling unwell.

But the cashier demanded he proved he was 18 in order purchase the water, Lincolnshire Live says.

The Mirror reports that Tacey in his narration said: “I walked into the BP garage to get my poorly girlfriend a Smart Water and then put in on the counter and she looked at me asking for my ID.

“I laughed and woman behind me laughed with confusion.

“I thought at first it was a joke but she was actually being serious, so I said: ‘you’re joking aren’t you?’ and said: ‘no, but I will let you off this time.'”

Mr Tacey was dumbfounded after his experience at the petrol station near Thorpe on the Hill, Lincolnshire.

The motorist, of Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, continued: “I just find it ridiculous that you have to show identification for water.

“I have heard [about people being ID’d] about energy drinks but not water.

“It’s getting really pathetic now, What if we had the really hot summer like last year and a kid walks in asking for water but can’t because he or she isn’t the correct age?”

In summary he was asked to provide his ID because
Smart Water contains electrolytes, which are also found in energy drinks.