This is a sad day folks. I just learned that the terrorists have won. Well, the meth-heads anyway.
You may have noticed the 'War On Cold Medicine' being waged in a pharmacy near you; medication after medication is being locked away from us consumers in a misguided attempt to prevent it being used for nefarious purposes. Well, I'm sad to report that Vicks, like some of its competitors, has caved in and removed the pseudephedrine from their NyQuil and DayQuil products, thus leaving them pseudoeffective.
Am I going to have to resort to buying my pseudoephedrine on the street to make my beloved NyQuil back into the 'sniffling sneezing stuffy head... so you can rest medicine' that it was intended (and promised) to be?
My first thought was to rush out and stock up, but I don't think they'd even sell it to me, seeing how it would look like I was a meth-head. It would be pretty fun though to arrive at the checkout lane carrying an armload1 of NyQuil and plop them down on the conveyor belt.
1: I generally eschew baskets or carts in the supermarket, precariously stacking my purchases and holding them to my body. It always really impresses the checkout chicks. "You should see how much I can get in a basket," I say with a seductive wink. This does not impress them.