I had a strange thing happen this evening. While buying a few groceries I picked up a bottle of Ferrari Carano Fume Blanc that was on sale. At the checkout counter the ringing up of the groceries as the clerk scanned my items came to an abrupt halt. “Please scan your driver’s license, sir.” I asked why? She told me that she couldn’t scan anymore items until I scanned my driver’s license into her system to prove my age. I asked her to simply look at the license instead but no, that wasn’t an option.
The scanner had locked up until I produced and scanned the license into their system.
I capitulated. I should have just asked her to return the wine and rescan the items, but instead just scanned my license.
Now this little grocery chain has my driver’s license information scanned into their system.
The ubiquitous driver’s license.
Needed for everything, even buying groceries.
Thank goodness I don’t need an ID to vote. That would be over the top intrusion into my private life.