Living The Dream
Weed: The Only Thing People Share
By Kirk Pynchon
It truly blows my mind how generous people are with their weed. I have friends that won’t let their girlfriends borrow their cars but are only too happy to share their pot with the world.
Seriously, think about the last time you were with a group of people eating a pizza. You get down to that last slice and everyone gets all tense about who gets to eat it. You start counting off how many slices each person had or how much each person paid. That shit never happens with weed. People will easily give up the last hit of a bong. And how many times have you been eating pizza and one of your idiot friends comes up and asks for a slice? It’s kinda annoying, right? Even when he or she offers to give you a few bucks for it you’re still a little pissed off. Again, with weed it’s not a problem. Sure, take a hit! What? No, you don’t have to pay me anything for it…free marijuana for everyone!
I have been to countless parties where someone I’ve just met will say, “Hey, a few of us are going to burn one outside. Wanna come?” But I have never – and I mean NEVER – had anyone at a party come up to me and go, “Hey, a bunch of us are going to fuck my girlfriend. You want in?”
What other drug is like that? You never see a crackhead offering up a hit to a fellow fiend – unless that fiend is willing to blow him. And I’ve seen enough movies to know that heroine users like to chase the dragon solo. Even with beer – who the fuck is ever willing to give up their last, frothy, cold one? Not me. But ask a pothead if he can tear a bud off for you and he or she is like, “No problem. Let me get you a baggie, too.”
Which begs the question: Is it the pot that’s making the potheads so generous or are potheads just generous people by nature? Because if it’s the latter, we could use a few more potheads running the world.
And if it’s the former, well, then everyone just needs to get high.