29 February 2008
Dear Teens, Tighten Up.
For the last three weeks I have had the plague ... not just sick - the plague- Nightquil has become integral part of my life.
So, imagine my surprise when I stopped into my local CVS to buy said nighttime sleeping elixir and am asked for my ID upon hitting the checkout.
Keep in mind - you have to be 18 to buy Nightquil. I did not have said ID ... I was in pajamas ... and I needed Nighquil.
After convincing the man behind the counter that I was indeed 26 years old, he hands me my receipt and 10 small notices advising me to prevent teen cough medicine abuse.
Kids, seriously? I grew up in the midwest and we found a way to get beer. You live in Washington. The mayor found a way to smoke crack. You can find a way to pick up a better habit that will not cause me to be carded buying over the counter medicine.
Make some older friends, get them to buy you Mickey's and stop guzzling Nightquil.