Liquor-Shop Shenanigans: A Nonagenarian And A Ghost

A shop in England refused to sell whiskey to 92-year-old Diane Taylor because she didn't have proper ID. She caused less trouble than the ghost supposedly inhabiting a pub in Birmingham — the pub's owners say it smashed bottles of wine it didn't like on Halloween.

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with tales of British alcohol. The one stop shop in Essex refused to sell whiskey to Diane Taylor. She didn't have proper I.D., and the shop said rules are rules, even though she is 92. Ms. Taylor at least caused less trouble than the ghost supposedly inhabiting a pub in Birmingham, England. At Halloween, the ghost has smashed bottles of wine it didn't like. It's not clear why the staff thinks it's a ghost and not a customer. It's MORNING EDITION.

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