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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Mini Rant


Okay, probably people have complained about this already, but it's my turn. Yes, thanks to Santa Ana winds, I needed to head to the drugstore to buy Sudafed.
Little did I know it would be like trying to sneak across the border without flashing a passport. They don't keep this stuff on the shelves anymore. Nope. You have to go to the pharmacy. With a picture of what you want. Then the pharmacist lays it on the counter and starts the inquisition. Did you know that you practically have to give BLOOD to buy this stuff now?? Yep. Name. Address. Driver's License. They tap it all into the computer to make sure I haven't been running all over the state scoring Sudafed.
Apparently this little adventure in shopping is brought to you by the number of idiot kids who have figured out a way to get high off cold medication! Is it just me or is the world going a little crazy? Used to be, there were two entrances to my local SavOn. (Now CVS)--but they started having trouble with shoplifters, so they closed one of the entrances, making the honest customers work to get in. You get stuck in line at the exit to Target now, while security guys read over your receipt and paw through your bags.
Yeah, I know, in the grand scheme of things, these are all pretty minor irritations. But like the title of this blog said...Mini Rant......

12 Comments:

  • At 7:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    HI MAUR
    YOU THINK THATS BAD, MY BANK NOW HAS CLOSED ONE OF THEIR DOORS, THE ONE THAT LEADS TO THE STREET IN FRONT OF IT. THERE IS ONLY ONE INTRANCE NOW AND WHEN YOU GET INSIDE YOU MUST GO THROUGH A CHAMBER THAT CHECKS YOU OUT FOR WEAPONS AND KEEPS YOU LOCKED IN TIL ONE OF THE BANK EMPLOYEES LETS YOU OUT, NOW THATS REALLY BAD, AT LEAST I THINK SO.

    I WORKED AT THIS BANK FOR 15 YEARS AND WE WERE NEVER HELD UP, SINCE I RETIRED THE BANK HAS BEEN ROBBED 4 TIMES, HENCE ALL THESE PRECAUTIONS.

    TOO BAD OUR WORLD HAS GONE SO SQUIRRLEY IT USED TO BE A WONDERFUL
    WORLD TO LIVE IN.

    MOM

     
  • At 8:33 AM, Blogger Jennifer said…

    I hate feeling like a criminal! I agree, it's ridiculous. Cough meds will be next. Dumb kids are getting high off of that. Sudafed has an ingrediant that is need to cook meth, I think.

    I'm not sure whose worse, the lawbreakers or the lawmakers :-)

     
  • At 10:31 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    MOM: It's still a pretty wonderful world...just a lot of irritations!! And you know how easily I'm irritated!! LOL

    Jen.......You're right! the lawmakers are EASILY as annoying as the lawbreakers....maybe more so.

     
  • At 12:37 PM, Blogger Kate Carlisle said…

    Hey Maureen, this is a frightening coincidence because I just blogged about the very same subject!! LOL

    But really, it's a sad day when you can't buy Sudafed or Claritin-D or Robitussin just because someone else is using it to get high. Why can't they drink tequila like us normal people?

     
  • At 1:04 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    LOL, Kate!! Exactly! THAT:S what's wrong with kids today!! They don't have the STANDARDS we do!!

     
  • At 10:09 AM, Blogger Ktzmom said…

    Maureen I totally feel your pain. I have terrible allergy/sinus problems and have to take Sudafed/12 hour on a daily basis. I can't buy more than one box at a time with the new laws and the most that come in a box is 20. So imagine my irritation every 10th day when I have to go to Walgreen's and stand in line. The only bonus to going to Walgreen's instead of CVS is that they swipe my driver's license and we're done.

    Stupid drug dealers, they just ruin it for everyone.

     
  • At 6:42 AM, Blogger sdpenson said…

    It is really a sad day when kids are not smart enough to go to a craft store and buy rubber cement or White Out.

    Ok I AM kidding.

    My computer at work died an ugly death on Monday...my worst day in the office. What I would not have done for a sniff of......


    Hot Fudge Sundae...loaded down with whipped cream, almond slivers, cherries...that is the best "upper of all". Silly children do not know what life is all about.

     
  • At 11:09 AM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Ktzmom: I FEEL for you, babe!! That would make me insane!!! These stupid druggies are just a nightmare....

    Sandy...You're right, LOL!! Don't these kids respect tradition?? A little glue, a little whiteout?? and it's cheaper!!

     
  • At 8:44 PM, Anonymous Trish DePriest said…

    This is coming from someone on the other side of the coin. I worked in office of a grocery store that didnt have a nice little pharmacy where the customers would go to suffer the inquisition. No... we had to keep ALL the cold meds in the office where I worked, had to limit the amount someone could buy and we didnt have a nice little computer to run their names against- we had to go through the list to see how many times they'd purchased the particular drug in the last month. Talk about a headache!
    And it's not just the cold medicines that you have to watch for. There is this HUGE list of the most common things that, when bought together, are supposed to send up a red flag. But really- I live in the South Eastern US- bleach and lighter fluid are every day items here!
    Anyway- hope you're feeling better and won't have to suffer a visit to the evil inquisitor- I mean pharmacist, again!

     
  • At 7:11 AM, Blogger Christine said…

    I was stuck behind someone in the pharmacy line. She had an obvious head cold, nose & eyes running, face all blotchy, looked like death on toast. She was the mom, of course, and had left her 3 sick kids home with her sick husband, to get meds for everyone.

    Apparently, it is illegal to have a family that gets sick at the same time. We are all supposed to be in perfect health, and never need medication to help us get over something. Because they put that poor woman through the wringer.

    I just wanted to send her home and give her chicken soup. The law is a pain in the neck. Have some sense!

     
  • At 9:13 AM, Blogger Erica Orloff said…

    OMG, I went through that. I was sick, my baby was sick, and I had to stand on line and then deal with a clerk who practically wanted to fingerprint me to get cold medicine. Ridiculous! I mean, if someone wants to get high that bad, they will.

    E

     
  • At 6:07 PM, Blogger Maureen Child said…

    Oh, Trish!! Sympathies to you! I'd have just laid down under the counter and told them to step on me. That would have driven me nuts!!

    Christine, I would have wanted to do the same thing.....good God, this world just gets weirder, doesn't it?

    Erica, Yes thanks, I am finally better and thankful I don't have to go and bargain with the pharmacy!!

     

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