Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Remember when...

….you used to be able to walk into the chemist (drugstore) and get cold and flu tablets containing pseudoephedrine just by asking? I went to the doc again today and she said the antibiotics aren’t working – well no. She said ‘we need to get you onto pseudoephedrine.’ Okay doakey…so I went into the chemist next door and asked for ‘cold and flu tablets with pseudoephedrine please’...cough, sniffle, cough. Well, my god, you think I had walked in with a gun and told them to ‘stick their hands up.’ They looked at me with alarm then suspicion. Why did I want them? Who told me to get them? Did I have my driver’s license on me? Was I aware that that my purchase of these would go onto a national database and further purchases of pseudoephedrine by me would be considered suspect and was I aware that I was on the verge of ruining the time and space continuum? Yes, probably but just gimme.

So, I’m officially on the verge on being a criminal. Excellent. The day hasn’t been a complete waste.

Amarinda Jones
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