Is honesty typically the best policy? I like to know that it is, however now I’m in a lot of trouble with my neighbors.
It all started a couple weeks ago, when I let my son have a sleepover gathering to celebrate the end of the university year.
A handful of his pals from university brought sleeping bags over for a night under the stars. I built a bonfire in the spacious backyard, & provided them a cooler of popcorn & drinks. As the night went on, I snuck around the side of the condo to smoke some cannabis. I assumed the smell of the bonfire would eclipse the cannabis smoke & that the kids wouldn’t notice. That was my mistake, because instantly the kids smelled the cannabis smoke & came looking for me. I had a choice to make – lie to them, or tell the truth. I explained that I was smoking a plant called marijuana, which a lot of people cherish however some people know is wrong. Although none of the kids knew what marijuana was, they all recognized the smell, which is what got me in trouble. One of the kids said “my mommy smells like that, does she smoke marijuana?” And then another one did, & it turned out that most of the kids had parents who smoked cannabis secretly. Of course kids being kids when they went back cabin the next afternoon they all snitched on me for smoking cannabis, & said they knew their parents got stoned, too. Now all of the local pothead parents are mad at me.