Sunday, March 02, 2008

The subject comes up periodically

It's amazing to me how difficult it can be to avoid illegal substances.

Last night, the derby girls had a slumber party. It was a great time. Full of drinking and eating and the watching off Rollergirls. and drinking. And Pot.

EEK! Aside from my personal issues with the substance, something I try and keep to myself unless asked, I generally have jobs that prohibit this kind of activity. I am rather paranoid about being around it because it is not worth it to me to lose out on a job because of second hand smoke. In the situation I'm in now, I have hopes every day of having an interview and hopes that that interview will lead to a test and a job. Testing positive could ruin a lot of stuff for me.

So last night, as soon as the scent hit my nose, I removed myself to the living room. I might be wrong in my assumption, but I generally think that if I can't smell it, I'm not breathing it. The lady of the house overheard me talking to another girl who does not imbibe, and promised to remove themselves tot her room. I thanked her. I don't want to be a poop, I don't want to try and tell a person what they can and cannot do in their home. That's not my business.

This morning though, I smelled the familiar aroma. I tried to turn my head, I tried to breathe through my blanket as I was folding it. I did my best not to inhale. I finally cracked the door. I made sure I took a load out to my car right then. The man of the house was done by the time I returned.

I hope I was not obnoxious. I understand that it was nice for them to be able light up whenever, where ever because the kids were gone for the night. I hope they understood that I am not judging them for their lifestyle choice. I am a little confused as to why a person would refuse to smoke cigarettes in their house but not pot. Whatever, not my business. Not my house. I do keep smelling it though. I think it's stuck in my sinuses. I hope that doesn't mean it's detectable in my system. After all, I didn't inhale by choice. Somehow, I don't think a potential employer would care about that.


Rich | Championable said...

I understand that second-hand-smoke sentiment pretty well. Honestly, it sounds like you were completely polite.

Ginamonster said...

Thank you. I didn't want to be rude.

Sensei Ern said...

You were not rude. Unfortunately, you will be marked by the roller team as "the one who doesn't smoke pot" and you will be left out of many gathering, "Since pot is expected to be there and you don't want to be around it".

I know this because it is prevalent in comedian circles as well.

One time, I went to a place where smoking is allowed. I sat in the back with the comedians waiting to go on stage. One comedian, who smelled a combination of beer, sweat, and pot residue commented, "That CIGAR SMELLS HORRIBLE!"

I can put my cigar out and the smell will linger for a few moments, but his stinky body just endures the whole night.

That reminds me. I need to get my leather jacket dry cleaned to get the smoke smell out of it.

lvmybzct: From the Makers of "Love My Carpet" comes "Love My Bizcuit"!

Chickie said...

I think you were polite. Water. Keep drinking lots of water!

Ginamonster said...

Sensei, i don't think that would happen. I think they are pretty understanding about it, and it's not like I asked them not to do it, just label the special brownies, and I will leave the room if ther eis smoke!

Chickie, Thanks for the tip!

BrattyDuke said...

yeah, and she's not the only one who doesn't smoke :)

Ginamonster said...

Thanks Bratty!