I went to the vet and asked for Ivermectin. Bit of a blunder, that, I should have said ‘horse wormer’ but I said ‘ivermectin’.
The receptionist lady (masked) looked it up on the computer I think and said ‘wormer, yes we have wormer’.
Then she wanted to know my name. I don’t think that’s any of their business is it? But I told her. Then she wanted to know what I wanted it for. Is that any of their business? Or your business? Or anyone’s business? What horse wormer I buy and when and why? I don’t think so.
But anything is possible in an insane police state I guess.
Then she asked me what it was for. I said ‘a horse’. And she wanted to know what horse. Christ. So I said ‘for my brother’s horse’. Lied to her. Thought fuck ’em, none of this is any of their business.
So I said for my brother’s horse.
What’s he want it for the horse for? she wanted to know.
To worm it I suppose, I said.
She went off to see the vet I think. Was gone a very long time.
Came back and said they had none.
Pretty obviously lying wouldn’t you think?
I do. Quite certainly.
Upshot: you can’t buy horse wormer in Australia or, at the very least, any vet can arbitrarily deny having it after asking your all kinds of impertinent questions.
Seen this ? :
the aussie truth