3.10.2008

C'Mon!


This afternoon, I left school just long enough to run out to Publix because I'd taken the last of my Sudafed and I'm timing critiques, which means a late night.

When I got to the register, the checkout lady asked to see my ID. I thought I'd heard her wrong, so I said, Huh? and she pointed to the cold medicine and asked again to see the birthdate on my license.

Mind you, this particular Publix doesn't even have a pharmacy; you can't get the good stuff with pseudoephedrine in it--the kind you have to give ID for just in case you're cooking Meth. This was just run-of-the-mill OTC stuff.

It might be worth it for an underage kid to dress up like a forty-five-year-old woman with dark circles under her puffy eyes and a red runny nose--if she were trying to buy something like Cold Duck or Miller High Life. But, seriously, who would do that for Publix brand Dayquil?

10 comments:

ButtonHole said...

My suspicion is that she was putting the move on you. Gotta watch out for that sort of thing. She just wanted your address. Don't be fooled.

Tania Rochelle said...

Hey, I hadn't thought of that.

ga said...

wait, how old do you have to be to buy dayquil now???

ButtonHole said...

47

Collin said...

Hell, they were carding you for buying extra strength Tylenol at the Kroger on Ponce. No lie.

ads. said...

Companies make cookie-cutter rules for their drone employees to follow......Don't think, just do.....I'm surprised they don't say, "I'm sorry, sir and/or ma'am, but I'll have to see some I.D."

That, and she wants you.....It's the puffy eyes -gets'em every time.

ButtonHole said...

Collin, is that the DISCO KROGER? What have things come to?

Ads, it's the new bedroom eyes. Redefining erotic.

ga said...

I think every Kroger is titled the "Disco" Kroger or the "smelly" kroger.

Jennifer said...

Nothing would suprise me about the Kroger on Ponce. It's a shithole. That's why I was forced to buy my groceries at Whole Foods when I lived in the ATL. The men were much more attractive there too, especially the guy with the ponytail who tossed the pizza crusts.

Mary Campbell said...

you get carded for spray paint, too.

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