The One About the Checkout Lady Who Was Immune to PewPew Lazors

I’m half-awake today. Yesterday, after coming into work for an early meeting and the first day of our latest team member (very bright PhD candidate who is working for us part-time as a Virtual Worlds Developer, intially helping with research), I went home and had a Harry Potter movie marathon. Feeling a bit better today, but very shaky still.

On the way home I stopped at the market to buy some sick food, some ibuprofen and some flu medication. In the checkout line, I am told that I can’t purchase more than two packages of painkiller.

“But I only have two packages of ibuprofen”, pointing with a shaky finger at the (obviously) two packages sitting in front of her.

“You have two packages and one Lemsip – you can’t have them all.”

Now I was getting pissed off. “There were larger boxes of ibuprofen. I could have bought one of the big boxes and one Lemsip.”

She was staring at me with the don’t-fuck-with-me attitude of a prison matron, daring me to leave the line, go back, and get one. I shot blue lazer beams out of my eyes and tried to kill her dead. She didn’t die. I took my single box of 16 ibuprofens, my single box of Lemsip, and went home to collapse.

*sigh*

Work is moving along well, and we’re doing some exciting thing related to immersive education, a true integration of 3D world with social networking site, and so on…lots of it Top Sekrit still, but very interesting. ARGs, as well – that’s another fun area that we’re working on.

Lizzie is still fat and lazy, being worked intermittently. I need to decide what to do about her.

And that’s my update…nothing more exciting than having my ass (figuratively) kicked by a middle-aged checkout woman. :)



6 thoughts on “The One About the Checkout Lady Who Was Immune to PewPew Lazors”

  • Your cold must be effecting your laser. A friend had a similar problem, he could not buy multiple packs of small dose painkiller, but could of bought a jumbo box of extra strong. Talk about nanny nation, it is pathetic.

  • Gee. Can you still buy psuedophedrine there?

    I have to drive over the border into CA now. Fuckers.

    I need to write you. I miss you. J misses you.

    Feel better soon.

    *hugs*

  • Yes you can – it’s common in drugs like ‘Sudofed’ etc – decongestants. You can buy a pile of Ibuprofen here too – you just have to buy it from a pharmacy. The supermarkets are now regulated in case some berk offs themselves using Tescos own-brand ibuprofen and a relative sues for lack of due care. This countries becoming as scarily litigious as yours sadly!

  • Damn, and my clever plot is foiled yet again! I was going to solve all of our money problems by offing myself with 32 ibuprofen and a box of flu medicine so that you could sue them and then Morrisons ruined everything! Oh noes, only 16 ibuprofen – whatever will I do?

    :P

  • Yeah, there was a fizzle and pop, but the beams were too weak – it may have singed her hair a bit, but it was permed so it’s hard to tell. Damn colds. :D

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