The media in England are serious about covering beer stories. I’m not sure how else you explain this “news” story that made the Web site for the Daily Mail newspaper. Get ready for this bombshell of a story: A 40-year-old woman is asked for ID at a beer store. WHOA!!! Hold on there! Big news! Here’s the headline on the Web story:
“…staff refuse to let 40-year-old mother buy beer – because she looked too young”
I’m not saying it’s not impressive that a 40-year-old mother of two could look young enough to raise suspicions at a liquor store, but isn’t the reason anyone is stopped at a liquor store because they look too young? Maybe it was a slow news day. Those happen. Or maybe, as The Thirsty Beagle suspects, without beer, Simon Cowell and soccer hooliganism, the entire United Kingdom would cease to be relevant in the United States.