Seth: (handing Sudafed ticket to WalgreensMan) Since when do I have to get Sudafed from behind the counter?
WalgreensMan: Oh, this has been going on for a while now.
Seth: Why is this?
WalgreensMan: Well, apparently there’s an ingredient in Sudafed that helps create meth.
WalgreensMan: Yeah. I don’t know how they do it, but they do. I mean, who wants to be strung out and awake for 72 hours straight?
Seth: No kidding. So you write my name and driver’s license number down in that book?
WalgreensMan: Heh... it’s really just a binder.
Seth: You don’t have to turn that in anywhere?
Seth: Weird. You’d think that with all the computers that we have nowadays that we could create a system to input all that information.
WalgreensMan: Yeah. I thought that, too.
Seth: So we’re really not trying to make it too hard for someone to buy a ton of this stuff...
WalgreensMan: Well, no one’s going to come in here and buy a lot if we have their name written down.
Seth: True. But couldn’t they just go to another drug store?
WalgreensMan: Yeah, I guess. But who has time to do that?
Seth: Uhhh... the same people strung out and awake for 72 hours straight?
WalgreensMan: *blank stare*
Is this just another stupid rule that we’ve issued to make us feel safer? I mean, if we REALLY wanted to track who’s buying tons of Sudafed, I think we’d have some tracking system in place by now. Hell, the FBI already tracks people who check out certain books in libraries, is this such a far stretch to imagine?
If my scenario were true, then some strung out doper looking to buy tons of Sudafed could have a hay-day in Kansas City. Doing a simple search for “Pharmacies” on Yahoo! Yellow Pages pulls up 200 results. 200...
And now I ask, “how’s that war on drugs going?”
+ original post date: December 10, 2005 11:37 PM
+ categories: WTF