I normally buy Sildenafil citrate (aka generic Viagra) from Asda. I don't go very often as the 16 pills I buy will do 32 punts if I cut them in half. Well that's the plan. In reality I go through them slightly more quickly than that - popping a whole 100mg pill if I want to last for ages like Peter North.
Anyway I got to Asda Wembley branch today, after work. It's a bit of a trek from the West End but the closest I know of with a pharmacy in it. I spoke to the pharmacist's snotty-nosed clerk and when I asked to see the pharmacist for the necessary consultation I would need, he asked me what for. When I said it was because I wanted to purchase Sildenafil he launched into autopilot. No I couldn't just "turn up" and expect to have this drug made available to me there and then. I offered to wait till he had a few minutes (it literally only takes 5). I'll wait an hour if necessary. Nope. "Come back on Wednesday at 8:30pm". I ask about alternative appointments. Snot-nose produces a clipboard with a printed out spreadsheet attached to it. I tell him I can come early evening on any weekday. "Next Tuesday at 2:25pm", he snaps, between sniffs and with an air of superiority about him as if his pharmacist buddy was dispensing an elixir of the Gods. The key to eternal life which could be mine if I'm prepared to drop everything for the chance to have it. It felt like trying to book one of the forum darlings.
It transpires that the Sildenafil service at Asda has become so popular now that they're only able to offer it by prior appointment - which are themselves very limited.
I'd already noticed that these fuckers had gotten too greedy. The price has increased significantly in the last few months. I was originally an advocate of Asda's erectile disfunction service but in light of recent events I'd like to say a big, "Fuck you, Asda" as I look for an alternative source.
Thanks for listening