I like Sudafed. Well, generic...but you know what I mean. That good old-fashioned pseudo-efedrine is da bomb when it comes to drying up the drip, the post-nasal drip, the ante-nasal drip, and all the other things that cause fluid to run out of my nose and into my sinuses, ears, throat, and anywhere else it can get. It's the only thing that works without knocking my lights out.
I'm a pretty respectable-looking character. Older lady, a bit pudgy, pushing sixty, shuffling around in my Crocs and baggy jeans.
I am FED UP with having to stand in line and show my ID and sign a book to get my Sudafed! Not only that, but they will only let me have one package of it at a time, so I have to go at least twice during any given cold.
Have you SEEN the people in that line? The lady in front of me had a baby who was obviously feverish, and a toddler with green snot DRIPPING off his chin. DRIPPING! And the child was wiping at it and smearing it all over EVERYWHERE! Toxic kids. Lovely! In front of her was an elderly gentleman who was coughing into a handkerchief. Yes, Virginia, there are still men around who use handkerchiefs. If only this one hadn't put his ON THE COUNTER while he signed the book, I'd have been much more in sympathy. The lady behind me was ten years older than dirt, and looked as if she should have been home in bed. She was shaking with every cough.
There was NO WAY I was going to touch that germy pen. Good thing I carry one of my own.
And WHY do we have to go through this? Because the GUBMINT, in all its (snort) WISDOM, decided that the best way to shut down the production of methamphetamines is to restrict the purchase of pseudoefedrine, one of the main ingredients. ARE there fewer meth labs around than there were before they started this ridiculous process?
Never mind that the jerk who cooks the stuff up in his kitchen will be out on parole six months after his lab gets shut down!
Could they not find some way to punish the people actually manufacturing the dread meth, like...oh, I don't know...KEEPING THEM IN PRISON...? It seems to me that doing that would be a lot more fair than TORTURING people who are already suffering the slings and arrows of winter colds and cedar fever!
I am FED UP with this crap! If there was anything else on the market that would help my cold, I would never buy the stuff again!