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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:07 AM

A few days ago Walmart would not sell me a can of brake cleaner, they won't sell me spray paint, bed liner, and it's of other things. Yesterday I tried to buy mineral spirits and they would not sell me that either! It is not just Walmart either, more places then not refuse to sell a lot of things to people under 18. I have learned for the most part what stores will sell me what, and which ones won't. It does not matter that I have to go to certain stores to but things, it gets me going because I can't buy a can of spray paint, but I can go over to either of the local welding stores and they will sell me acetylene, oxygen, or C25 which are basically all bombs and missiles. I am tired of people using things like paint and brake cleaner for recruational activities, and screwing over people like me who actually want to use it for the intended purpose.
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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:16 AM

Good point Ryan.  You can drive the car alone at your age, but can't purchase maintenance items.  

 

Too bad so many your age just abuse most of those items.

 

Good luck.  One thing though, soon enough you will be older.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:18 AM

Ryan, It is a real shame that some people abuse this things and mess it up for others who are trying to do a job. :wallbanging:  All I know is to make a list of what you need and buy extra amounts so your Mom or a friend can buy this stuff for you. When you get down to being ready to use the extra stuff you have, have someone buy your supplies to stock back up on. Our where our shop is, we almost have nothing local and I have to keep close watch on our stock room and make sure I don't get too low on anything. In the beginning, it cost more but after that you end up spending the same on your supplies, you just extras to keep you working. Your issue will end in less than a year. :thumbs:  Ours won't unless we move. :(


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:28 AM

Ryan, you have hit on one of my biggest pet peeves.  In stead of fixing the problem we put a band-aid on it and make all those who do the right thing suffer, yet those who abuse the system will just find away around it.  A while back I ask my granddaughter to pick me up some Carb cleaner at wally world and they refused her as well.  There will always be the few to ruin it for the majority.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:40 AM

That must be very frustrating. I've never heard of that policy up here. Then again, it's been a loooooong time since I've been near that age bracket.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:43 AM

Wow, things sure were simpler when I was your age!


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:47 AM

...In stead of fixing the problem we put a band-aid on it and make all those who do the right thing suffer...

There are all kinds of areas in our life where our nanny-state government is using this philosophy...


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 11:56 AM

There are all kinds of areas in our life where our nanny-state government is using this philosophy...

 

Your right and I could get on my soapbox about it, but it wouldn't do any good and it would probably turn the thread into a bashing and then we would have to shut it down.  So it is a life lesson for Ryan. 


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 01:07 PM

I know what you mean!!! Best thing about turning 18. I can now go to a store and buy what I need!!!!


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 01:12 PM

A person used to be able to walk into a hardware store and buy dynamite.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 01:33 PM

When I was a child, I would walk down the roads, picking up beer and soda bottles.  I would get 5 cents for quarts and 2 cents for the small ones.  I would cash them in to buy boxes of 22 shells and go have a ball target practicing.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 03:15 PM

Ryan it's a shame you are caught up in this mess but look at it this way,it won't last that much longer.

 

 

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Posted December 12, 2013 - 04:58 PM

That is the way things are in life.....A few screw everything up for the rest of us!

 

My kids used to always say, "That's not fair"......I would tell them "That's right, and the sooner you understand it, the better off you will be."


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 05:01 PM

You can thank all the kids that are huffing that stuff to get a buzz,and also the ones tagging whatever they can.


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Posted December 12, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Only time I have ever been carded in my life was when I was buying superglue


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