Yes, it is easier to get into the federal building downtown than it is to purchase a package of decongestant. I was asked for and presented my ID, from which my information was laboriously copied into a binder. Plus what I was buying, how many milligrams of pseudoephedrine total I was purchasing, and how many per doses that should be. Maybe even the serial number of the box, for all I know. It took three times as long as any other transaction I've ever made there.
Just put it on Schedule A and get it over with, all right? I wish I had half a hope of finding e e cummings universe-next-door.