May 22, 2006


I've been fighting a cold for a few days, but keeping "bachelor hours" with our friend this weekend did me in. On the way home from Des Moines, I wanted to stop at Walmart to get some DayQuil. What I didn't count on was the asinine rules that are in place now for flippin' meth labs. Even though the Walmart is 24 hours, you can't buy DayQuil at 9 AM on a Sunday because you have to get it from the pharmacist and the pharmacy doesn't open until 11. Of all the annoying things! Luckily I could get Robitussin; apparently it doesn't make good meth. But I still had to get permission from a Walmart employee with braces to buy the stuff! If I were trucking out a cart load, maybe someone could raise an eyebrow, but I wanted one bottle and I was coughing my fool head off at the time. What has the world come to when we can't even buy normal over-the-counter medicines without suspicion?

Posted by: Sarah at 07:01 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 If we can't agree about Iraq, can we all agree that it is time to surrender in the war on drugs? :-)

Posted by: Pericles at May 22, 2006 07:21 AM (eKf5G)

2 I had the same problem when we first got back. I was pregnant and could only take Sudafed for my runny nose. And even if the Pharmacy is open you couldn't get more than 5 boxes of Sudafed in one purchase and you had to be over 18! My goodness, who in their right mind would need more than 1 box for anything other than meth? Shamful what people will do for drugs in this country.

Posted by: Angie Dente at May 22, 2006 09:01 AM (ec43W)

3 I was surprised to run into this meth inspired rule also. As a result, I feel like I'm being watched when I buy my bi-weekly supply (1 box) of benadryll for me allergy prone family. It's a sad state we are in.

Posted by: Vonn at May 22, 2006 11:14 AM (dEgRi)

4 Am I the only one who can go to the local drugstore (like Sav-on's) and get two or three boxes of DayQuil/NyQuil off the shelf? Where do you guys all live?

Posted by: fuzz at May 22, 2006 06:41 PM (jCzrD)

5 This is what I get to look forward to when we move back? Eek, I promise I am not cooking meth at home, I swear.

Posted by: Household6 at May 23, 2006 03:22 AM (Gj0PV)

6 Well, Sarah was in Des Moines for one thing. Iowa has a major meth problem and this is one of the ways that they are trying to combat it. Not a very smart way to do so imho. I've also ran up against the 'no pharmacist' problem late at night (I work 3rd shift). I think its sad that you have to go through more identification verification to get some decent cold medicine, but you don't have to do jack to vote.

Posted by: John at May 24, 2006 12:27 AM (crTpS)

7 Remember when we had that war on drugs and there was no more drugs? That was awesome. I'll be glad when the war on Terror is over and there's no more terror. I hope it's as effective as the war on drugs.

Posted by: Will at May 27, 2006 07:00 AM (eIQfa)

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