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    18 to buy a pair of gloves ???

    Just got back from doing a bit of shopping but still amazed at what I heard..... a young guy had gone to the till to ask how much a pair of work gloves were, the assistant told him but then said you have to be 18 to buy those! The poor guy was astounded, he asked why and was told because they are Latex.... As it was he proved he was 18 but walked out shaking his head.
    I asked what the purpose of that was and was told it was the shop rules..
    Can anyone explain what that is all about?

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    some people are allergic to latex-maybe thats why? not sure tho

    what store, a quick google returns nothing about any restrictions on the sale of latex. Wierd

    he should have gone to buy some at ann summers

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    pistol6000

    what store, a quick google returns nothing about any restrictions on the … what store, a quick google returns nothing about any restrictions on the sale of latex. Wierd



    It was the Family Bargains store,it is a part of the 99p stores group, I had never heard of any bad things you could with a pair of gloves before and just because they are latex? Can you melt them down and smoke them?? I am baffled, not difficult I know but...
    Edited by: "mosskeeto" 19th Feb 2011

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    barky

    some people are allergic to latex-maybe thats why? not sure tho



    Nuts.


    Some people are allergic to those too!X)

    Gloves can be lethal on the wrong hands

    Original Poster

    deek72

    Gloves can be lethal on the wrong hands.



    Yeah but why stop the latex ones! ...:-)

    mosskeeto

    Yeah but why stop the latex ones! ...:-)



    I've edited my post for you

    Maybe kids are using them as a suffocation for thrills device or something?! You would need some really large gloves to get them over your head, but hey heard of stranger things

    Shellywelly

    Maybe kids are using them as a suffocation for thrills device or … Maybe kids are using them as a suffocation for thrills device or something?! You would need some really large gloves to get them over your head, but hey heard of stranger things



    Then supermarkets should also make sure they dont give carrier bags away to under 18's! lol

    dh058977

    Then supermarkets should also make sure they dont give carrier bags away … Then supermarkets should also make sure they dont give carrier bags away to under 18's! lol



    Nah carrier bags are too thin for good suffocation lol Have you ever tried blowing up a carrier bag?
    Blowing up latex gloves.... you can tell what I do when I am bored at work.

    There's an age restriction on buying Christmas crackers, remember having to ask a kid for id when I worked in WH Smith

    Shellywelly

    Nah carrier bags are too thin for good suffocation lol Have you ever … Nah carrier bags are too thin for good suffocation lol Have you ever tried blowing up a carrier bag?Blowing up latex gloves.... you can tell what I do when I am bored at work.



    What about those 'bags for life' ? Im sure they are thick enough! Although the life wouldnt be that long admittedly!
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