Thursday, May 8, 2008

It is allergies, folks...just allergies

Apparently allergy season has started. Lino wasn't feeling well this afternoon. Is it a cold? Is it allergies? The Dayquil he took this morning didn't seem to help, so on our way home from pictures with Grampa we stopped at CVS and he ran in to get some allergy medicine.

It took him forever! He came back to the car and was telling me how he needed to get a ticket for the kind he wanted, wait in line for the clerk to get it, read and sign some things, show his license, have his license copied, all for a box of allergy medicine!

I understand that there are some 'people' out there who are addicted to drugs and stealing cold medicine to turn it into crystal meth. I understand that to help and prevent the theft of said medicines, stores are keeping them behind the counter. But, seriously, one box of cold pills puts us on a list somewhere?

I would much rather the government work that hard at keeping Level 3 Sex offenders behind bars, or maybe doing something about the price of gas and home heating oil...forcing oil companies to lock in a price that they can't raise for 4 years.

But, no, let's get the honest people who are stricken with fierce allergies, let's have them jump through hoops to get some relief.

To top it off: the clerk gave him the wrong kind! Luckily, I was looking at it in the car, so he went right back into the store. They couldn't just exchange it, so he had to return it and buy a new box....which meant showing his license again and all of that.

We are lucky that we weren't raided by the DEA tonight.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

It's ridiculous, isn't it?? Hope he feels better soon!

Lori said...

I've done it once and I felt like I was doing something wrong, lol, trying to buy Sudafed!

Doreen said...

Oh my! We don't have allergies around here, but now I almost want to buy some medicine so we don't have to go through that should one of us come down with something... Sheesh!

Jeannie said...

Ridiculous, right? Like the criminals will provide honest info....

Leia said...

I'm so tired of all that! We can't buy more than 2 boxes or kinds of meds at once here either! That's hard to do when you have a sick husband, a sick kid, and a sick baby....