Friday, May 15, 2009

These Questions Are Murder

On A Knife-Edge

A shopper in the UK was flummoxed after she was asked for proof of age to buy a set of teaspoons at Asda. The shop assistant reportedly informed the customer that someone had once been murdered with a teaspoon, and therefore age identification was now required.

FOOTNOTE: Asda crow flies.

15 comments:

Kirti said...

I'd like to bet that you could buy firearms or knives at the same place without ID...ha!

Kat said...

It is England....doesn't surprise me a bit.

Maggie May said...

Oh come on! Another PC English one!

Gaston Studio said...

You have GOT to be kidding!!

Daryl said...

LOVE this .. so I guess if you are over a certain age or is it under a certain age you are considered a potentially less likely spoon welding killer?

Ms. Neha Gandhi said...

its funny... that u check the age before selling a spoon...

can someone bother to check the age of the people who entered India to cause the terror attacks in November... those guys were not even 20... and moving around freely with deadly weapons...:(

74WIXYgrad said...

Aw geez. First the FDA threatens to classify Cheerios as a drug and now the Brits have deemed teaspoons as a dangerous ordance.

About as bad as when McDonalds had to change the shape of their coffee stir sticks because people were using them as coke spoons.

Shadow said...

heee heee heee, and what do you have to produce to buy an ice pick????

marcia@joyismygoal said...

well if that is the case we need to show id for many many things like icicles

Thumbelina said...

Oh dear. Death by teaspoon. Must be Miss Marple.
The world gets crazier by the minute!
(Especially this country!)

Mojo said...

I wonder what they do if you want to buy something really dangerous like... an electric skillet or something!

quilly said...

Now that we know your age, you are prevented from doing anyone harm with this spoon. Oh yeah, that makes good sense.

Eddie Bluelights said...

It must be a spoonerism surely!

ellen abbott said...

That confirms it...the human race is officially insane.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

That's taking Homeland Security to a whole new level! ~Janine