So I went into a convenient store yesterday to pick up a black and mild. The lady ask me if I'm 18+ and I told her yes. She then gives me an evil look and ask to see some ID. So I pull out my valid UN-expired state issued drivers license. Upon visual inspection of my REAL drivers license, she ask to see something else with my name on it. confused I asked why my ID would not suffice enough to purchase my cigar. She kept telling me they wont let me use this. I kept telling her thats its a real ID. So I give in and give her another form of picture ID that was issued by a state institution. She looks at it and then tells me none of the IDs I gave her would work. I was dumbfounded. I do look young but I have never had anyone even question my license before. I tell her to scan the license and run my DL number. she refuses to do this and tells me "they wont let me" I asked what "they" won't let you do. She just kept repeating over and over "they wont let me use these, they wont let me sell to you." There were people behind me in line and the whole thing just really embarrassed me. I felt horrible, im already somewhat self-conscious and to stand there and be belittled when I was within my rights to purchase the cigar greatly affected my emotions. So today I was still feeling down about the whole thing, how much it really hurt my emotionally to be discriminated against, unfairly. So I emailed headquarters of the shop and told them what happened. I requested a statement from them, pending legal action. Just to see what you all think about this. Do you think any of this would stand up in court? Today is Sunday so no law offices are open but I just want to get some input. I honestly believe I was discriminated against. I produced what is required by law to purchase tobacco and was turned down. I feel like she was discriminating against my age and gender and she was imposing her beliefs that tobacco is bad on me. Am I crazy for feeling like my rights were violated? Could the claims of discrimination stand ground in court? If so, do you think I would be able to seek reparation for emotional damages for being embarrassed in front of other the other patrons in line ?