There is such an hypocritical attitude in our society between alcohol and marijuana and it really bugs me. So many people still think getting drunk is fun, funny and entertaining. It isn’t if you aren’t the drinker.
The other day I was watching Ellen and there was little video of a coffee machine making cocktails. It shows a working mother starting with one in the morning and then another….. she calls in sick and gets stumbling drunk. Everyone was roaring with laughter. I didn’t find this the least bit funny. Not only that; what if that video was a mom with a bong? From DeGeneres to degenerate. (I couldn’t resist using that)
All those memes on Facebook like “it’s wine o’clock!”. People falling out of cars saying how much fun they had last night; its not only acceptable but pushed.
I quit drinking alcohol over thirty years ago because when I drank, I didn’t stop drinking. Alcohol turns off the part in my brain that says, “you’ve had enough” and I’m pretty sure I’m not unusual in that respect from what I see. Not only that; alcohol turned me into someone I don’t want to be. With marijuana, I’m still myself.
Marijuana is known for making people ‘paranoid’. To me, that’s the part that says, “you’ve had enough” and it’s almost immediate. There’s no smoking so much you get stumbling around, saying stupid things. If you smoke too much you fall asleep. You don’t say anything stupid because you are afraid everything coming out of your mouth might be stupid. There’s no waking up in the morning with a hangover wondering what you did last night to embarrass yourself. There is no hangover because you aren’t poisoned.
Soon it is going to be legal. Remember in the recent past when gay people getting married became legal? In my lifetime, attitudes have changed completely. I sure hope that happens with pot.
Have you ever seen those lit up cabinets with fancy wine glasses in it? Well, now we can have a fancy lit-up cupboard with glass bongs and pipes in it. People will admire them and say ,”oh, how lovely!”. We can say to our guests, pick out a pipe or bong and have a smoke with me and we’ll be classy and elegant!
I’m not going to do that; I don’t have enough room in my kitchen for a special cupboard and I rarely ever have guests. I just really want to point out the Great Hypocrisy.
And I want to add a footnote to all those people who don’t need to do anything because they are so high on life; good for you!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday and Just Jot It January is: “glass.” Use the word “glass,” or find something that’s made of it and use that in your post. Have fun!