I'm 32 years old. About a year ago I was in my local Grocery Store's wine department (Cleveland suburbs), with my wife (32 as well) looking for a bottle of wine to buy as a gift for a friend's 65th birthday. When we went to check out with the wine, I pulled out my cash to pay along with my ID. As I expected the cashier asked to see my ID. I gave it to her cheerfully. Next she pointed at my wife and said, "I need to see hers also." The following conversation ensued: Me: I'm the one buying, you have my ID, I'm of age... why would my wife's age be relevant. Her: You have to show ID Me: I did show you ID, I'm legally buying this bottle of wine. Her: Anyone "with" you must show ID. Me: I just saw the mother in line ahead of me with her toddler in tow buy wine, I didn't see you ask her for ID. Her: Well, you aren't your wife's father are you? Me: Keep the wine. We then went to another store where I bought the wine no problems. Now I understand that it may be the law that anyone with me must be IDed as well, but isn't that just the dumbest thing in the world? I mean if I seriously was buying wine for an underage person, would I be dumb enough to take them with me right into the store to checkout? IMO, I produced ID and payment, at that point the store's legal responsibility should be over and the legal responsibility WRT minors should now be in my hands. What say you?