Today at Target I got some Loctite "Stik n Seal" indoor adhesive so I can fix a cap on a doorknob. The girl at the counter asked me for my license.
Checkout girl: "I just do what the register tells me and it says I have to scan your license."
So I hand her my Massachusetts license which has a kind of barcode on the back and now everybody knows that I bought some glue. What kind of nonsense is this? I can understand limits on cold capsules and pseudoephedrine but c'mon. This isn't a component to make meth or some other dangerous substance but clearly a way to track "huffing" which - although dangerous - is unarguably a private activity. The libertarian in me says that this is a slippery slope ending in the tracking cheeseburgers and Big Gulps.