I went out to get some fireworks (May 19 is some holiday where people use
fireworks). It's some small stand outside of a grocery store, and I go up
and grab some stink bombs (you don't have to be 18 to buy those). Then I
look at the fireworks, and ask the guy what's good. He says "I'll have to
I.D. you for those, though". I'm like, "Alright, my birthday's in 4 days,
can I still get some." He tells me, "No, that doesn't work here."...What
does that even mean? I asked if I could just grab something smaller, but he
still didn't let me. So tomorrow, I have to drive all around to find some
Question: Would you sell me fireworks if my birthday was in 4 days? I'd give me free fireworks because my birthday was coming up.
No, and no, I wouldn't.
Chances are, they've been busted before for selling to minors and got a stiff fine with a threat to have their license revoked, or they are truly law abiding citizens and fear a fine/getting their license revoked. Either way, they wouldn't sell them to you.
Grow the f.uck up Chris. Yes, your birthday might be in four days, but in the eyes of the law, you truly are still a minor. You could commit murder tomorrow as a minor but still be tried as an ADULT.
And if that's such a problem, ask your parents to buy you some fireworks. And if they won't even do that, then maybe you need to really ask yourself something...
"If my parents won't buy me fireworks, four days before I'm legal to buy them, am I really seen as responsible enough to have them in my possession?"
Anyone who is actually LEGAL has had to wait to become just that. We've all been screwed over by the 'system' in some way, shape, or form. Get used to it. Welcome to life, Chris. Your vote will mean sweet f.uck all in the grand scheme of things. Welcome to being a tax-paying 'statistic'.
The shop owners probably choose not to sell firework to minors not because they believe the minors are't responsible, but because it's the law. Would you jeopardize your business to sell $8 of bottlerockets to a pimplefaced brat? Just get somebody else tbuy for you. Or just wait untill your 18, that way you can get hammered and buy fireworks for the first time on the same day. Sounds safe.:thumbs:
Not like I'm gonna become more responsible in 4 days. My parents used to
buy me fireworks actually. I'll just ask them to get me some fireworks when
they go grocery shopping, though.
Just to tell you guys, you'd make terrible businessmen. I'd sell me the fireworks, possibly with a discount, because then next holiday, I'd get them from the same place.
BTW Giant, it was also roman candles and cherry bombs lol.
Wrong. We'd make better and smarter businessmen, because we wouldn't have some lame mystery shopper coming in, being allowed to buy products they shouldn't, and being hit with stiff fines, or having business licenses taken away. And as Giant said, the few bucks in profit that you get year to year from one kid, really doesn't mean squat.
Yeah, but what kind of douche cop would fine somebody for selling fireworks to a kid that's 4 days from being legal?
You'd be suprised. You honestly would.
Chris, comon, you're smarter than this. In the eyes of the law, it doesn't matter if you're going to be 18 in an hour or a year, they can still get fined for selling them to you. A big fine. Analyzing the risks, benefits, and consequences of the situation makes it clear what the smart business decision is. A few dollars (if that) profit is not worth risking hundreds or maybe even thousands.
Alright, fine...You guys win.
he didnt sell them to you cause you look like a terrorist lol
when i worked at walgreens some guy came to get cigarettes and his birthday was gona be the next day, i couldnt sell them to him..i would have, but its just how dumb laws of modern society are set up
You're one to talk about "dumb"
I sure am when I mention you.
Yeah but I had 2 white friends with me...wearing American Eagle lol.
I went to another place to get fireworks today, and I was with a friend who's a year younger than me, but he has a small beard coming in--like the kind you get if you don't shave for 3 days--(as hard as I try, I can't grow one). The fireworks guy didn't ask him for ID or anything. I have 2 other friends that are 19 (legal age for booze in Canada), and they don't get ID'd at liquor stores ever. They do look at me suspiciously when I'm with them though.
It's so unfair that I look 14.
When you're 40 you'll be glad
Sounds like my son when he didnt get his way
what i would tell him is "Its against the law !!! Simple answer Stop whining"
Then some kid says they arent smart business men cause they didnt break the law That is just a dumb statment
on my friends 21st b day we went out and she tried to buy alchohol from the bar and they denied because she has to be 21 and a day old to buy from the bar, but we went back to the table and ordered and they let her buy the drink from there, seemed odd. No real relation to this topic, but your story just reminded me of that.
Probably because the same rules apply. To drink you have to be 21. No exceptions. To buy tobacco or fireworks etc 18 means 18. No exceptions.
Chris, has somebody hacked your account? You seem too ignorant, lol. The law is the law, thgere's no exceptions to it (Unless you use self deffence or are under duress etc...then there's an exception...But that's in different context, lol) :laughing:
By the time I'm 40, I'll probably be married, so who cares how I look?
lolIt's a stupid law. I would understand if I was trying to buy something
dangerous, but it's a roman candle. What's the worst the could happen; I
might vandalize someone's property? I'm pretty sure I could get more done
with a rock.18 and a day...that's weird.Ignorant? Cliffy, do you believe
that government should be held accountable? If your government passed a
1-child policy, would you sit idly by and just call everyone ignorant if
they disapproved of it? I thought we had a government of the people,
Cliffy. Your yellow belly is showing. :laughing:
And guys, lets not take this thread too seriously. I was serious about my initial question, but this whole thread was made to have something to talk about on CF again.
Say what? Maybe it varies state by state, but on my 21st I went to a few bars and packies, was carded almost everytime, and was legally allowed to buy booze.
You knobhead...Are you intentionally trying to make CF controvertial again?
I called you ignorant because that's what you're being. The law is the law regarding fireworks, the Government could clasify them in groups of how dangerous they are, but that wouldn't really solve anything.....Just confuse the matter further still. The main issue isn't with people injuring themselves, afterall, I'm sure you'd be safer than a 75 yr old man with 'shakey hand syndrone' lol. The main issue is with people mis-using them and lighting them where they shouldn't. If you ask me, 18 is still too young to be buying fireworks, afterall, I'd hazard a guess that most eighteen-year-olds who buy them (not aimed at you....because you're eighteen in 4-days...:doh: :laughing: ) do so to use them illegaly (ie in the street or through a neighbours letterbox etc).
The bottom line here is, is that it's more than any reputable businesses lisence is worth to sell to underage people, and that's all they are concerned about!
I wouldn't use fireworks to damage other people's property...I'm just
saying that a rock can be just as dangerous as any firework. I'm more
likely to use the stink bomb for vandalism.
Alright, this discussion is pretty much done. Summary:
I'm just as irresponsible with fireworks now, as I would be on May 21st (expecting a birthday thread :wink2: lol), but according to the law, there's no exceptions.
the point is the gov't has to draw a line somewhere, and 18 is a nice round
number. the only other way around it would be for the gov't to require you
to apply for a license to be able to purchase fireworks. which I think
would be a better way to do things. same thing with alcohol. take a class,
and fill out paperwork to get a license, and if you screw up (drink and
drive/blow up your neighbors mailbox) you loose your license.
I think there are better laws to cry about. like here in the states, the law requires us to where seatbelts if the vehicle is equipped with them. Now I would where my seatbelt anyway, I just have a problem with the gov't. telling me I have to. The only person I would endanger by not wearing it is myself.
Not true...your body could be repelled out the windshield and hit an innocent bystander, therefore injuring them as well. Ha, just put a hole in your theory. :wink2:
I do think it would be propelled, not repelled:laughing: And if I was
propelled that far, so would be the 6-pack of beer in the passenger seat,
should the law require I buckle that in too?:mrgreen:
click it or ticket campaign this week and next.
Are you the second child ?? if so i am for ONLY ONE CHILD LOL
Nope...Underachieving first born FTW.
Not sure about how it is in the States, but in the UK you can be prosecuted if your vehicle isn't loaded corrected. It's not really the same as having just one or two items next to you that could be thrown through the windscreen if you crash, it's more for holiday makers etc...Just my two pennies worth..:laughing:
I think here it's something like if you have a load on top of your car thats not properly secured you can get fined. Inside I think anything goes.
Ah crap, propel...repel...close enough, lol. :badrazz: Yes, you should always safely secure your beer, though everyone I know just holds onto the six pack in the crook of their arm while driving and holding the open one. That way, you don't even have to fumble to find a fresh one when yours runs out. :thumbs:
The cops here in Tennessee would
If the law says you must be 18, it does not mean 17 yrs and 361 days - it means 18. The issue is not if you are responsible or not - I know some 40 yr olds who have no business owning a flashlight never the less owning fireworks. The issue is what your laws say.
We know you are from Tennessee now.......Sounds like something some of my high school classmates did (the drinking age was 18 when I was in high school although drunk driving has always been illegal)