Thursday, October 2, 2008

Give me the Sudafed before I go postal.

I have a cold. Or allergies. Whichever. I needed Sudafed. The good kind. The one that you have to hop on one leg, spin three times, offer your next unborn child, and produce a government issued ID thanks to all the meth addicts out there. I long ago let my license expire. That line at the DMV is long, y'all. REALLY long. So I brought my passport with me. The same passport I used two days ago when I bought Children's Sudafed for Emmi.

The lady at the register scans the sudafed then asks for my ID. I hand over my passport.

"Ma'am, I need to see a government issued ID." She slides my passport back across the counter.

"It's a passport," I say matter-of-factly, as if that should explain everything. Obviously not.

"Ma'am, you can't buy this without a government issued ID."

I know I now have the "you are an idiot" look on my face, but I am trying to have patience. I need that Sudafed. I explain, "A passport is a government issued ID."

She looks at me like I am dumb. "No. It. Isn't."

"Okay then," I prompt. "Who issued this passport, if not the government?"

She smirks. She knows she is right, and I am wrong. "The. Post Office."

Oh yes. The Post Office, not the US Department of State. Silly me. In rain or shine. And also in charge of foreign travel. And by the way, the United States Post Office is a government agency. Just sayin'.


Malskey said...

Oh my gawd... you're fecking kidding right?? Can someone really be that stupid?? For realz?? Did you call the manager over and tell them what an idiot their employee is?? Please say yes!

Lisa said...


Anonymous said...

That's why she is working the check out lane :-) At least she didn't run for vice president!

zakary said...

Oh. Holy. Shit.

I hope you got the drugs despite that woman's ignorance.

And I'm suprised you didn't beat that bitch down with her playing God with your Sudafed and all!

I am Trish Marie said...

Oh. I got them. Luckily, the pharmacy tech standing behind her heard the whole exchange and stepped in to help out.

Megan said...

it was her meth use that led to this exchange.

I wish I could blame this on "No child left behind", but I suppose she's a bit too old.

Anonymous said...

Can't you renew your drivers license online? In California you can.

I am Trish Marie said...

Maybe I should explain the current state of my driver's license. See, I was married for almost two years, of which I refused to change my last name right up to the very end. I finally gave in, changed my name, then ended up filing for divorce before I even got the damn ID in. Go figure. I went once to have it changed back to my maiden name, but had the wrong copy of my divorce decree. And then, well, I just never went back. So for seven years I have had an ID with the wrong name on it! Not to mention it was, like, eight addresses ago. So nope, I can't renew online. I need to actually go in. And I am lazy. I mean, seriously, I have had, like, seven years to get it done. Maybe I'll put that on next week's to do list.

That Chick Over There said...


That is amazingly ridiculous!