Here’s an easy example of something you would NEVER see in America, cigarette vending machines:
I was quite confused the first time someone hurried by me and ran up to a closed shop door. Then I noticed the machine integrated into the metal shutter of the shop. Unmonitored cigarette machines would never fly in America, we have to card people buying common cold medicine!
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We used to have these everywhere in the States but at the end of the 80’s they mostly took them away. These ones in Italy, you first have to slide your Mutua ID card to prove your age before you can make a purchase from them, so they still card you. Don’t ask how I learned all this…..
I’m not even that old and I remember them everywhere in the states. They did become illegal but it wasnlt that long ago, maybe 20 years ago.
Never, I repeat NEVER put more than 5€ in one of those.
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you need your ID card to use the machine.