Reeking of Reefer



If eff bombs are considered adult content, this A-Z post includes adult content. I’m not really sure what exactly adult content is, but if you’re uncomfortable with swearing, you should not read me. Not today or like, ever.

So last month, I was doin my life, when a stranger man entered my space and gave me somethin to write about.

R is for Reek


He reeked of reefer.

Now, let me give you some relative information:

1. I am pro-legalization of the pot. It’s like jogging; a lot of people like it, it has its benefits and its drawbacks. Now, I don’t jog for fucking fun, but it’s cool if you do. I wouldn’t wanna see you behind bars because you got a runner’s high. If I could tax you for your runner’s high, I fuckin would.

2. I have the nose of a bloodhound. Everything has a smell to me. Everything. So when I can’t smell anything else, only the cloud surrounding you, you reek.

3. There are three smells that seem to stick to my nose and even in small doses, will give me a headache that may well become a migraine — geraniums, any commercial scent labeled “cotton” or “linen,” and you guessed it — marijuana smoke.



This particular stranger man claimed he doesn’t/didn’t smoke the pot.

Either he lied … His pants were not on fire, so I can’t be too sure. I suppose prior to our encounter, he could have been trapped even longer in an even smaller space with someone else who reeked of weed…

Or maybe, he is a genie who lives in a bong. I do not know.

But I got a stupid headache.

Hours and hours later I stopped at Texas Roadhouse to pick up our family’s takeout. I stood in the tiny carryout room, as it was standing-room only. Nay, it was so crowded, I put one knee up in the corner, like a flamingo.
I held the door for everyone who left while two lazy-ass grown men sat there. I don’t know if that’s sexism, but if it is, I’m sexist. Horrible. Not so much for me, I don’t mind to stand, but there were people in there who were clearly older than the seated asshats whose mamas didn’t teach them any manners.

Anyway —
Every time I opened the door for someone, the wind brought the smell of weed back to me.

Y’all, if their noses are anything like mine, everyone in that room surely thought I was stoned.
When they brought out our huge bags of takeout boxes, I thought oh great, these people probably think i’m gonna eat all this by myself!

Happy Friday Everyone!



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73 Responses to Reeking of Reefer

  1. Or, “Oh man, she’s got the munchies bad!” 🙂

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  2. Weed plus food equals pot head. 🙂

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  3. Reblogged this on When Angels Fly and commented:
    Too funny not to repost!

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    Nice story you got there. Of course, you didn’t smoke a joint then go pick up the food. Uh huh. 😉

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  5. meANXIETYme says:

    I got that nose/smell issue, too, with any kind of smoke. Cigarette, cigar, pipe, weed, wood fire…it gets in my nose and on my hair and I can’t do anything but go shower for an hour to get rid of it. What is fun for life is that my father is a pipe smoker, so his garage and his car (and he) reeks of it all the time. I have taken to not going into his house through his garage because just that thirty second jaunt will leave me smelly and in a foul mood. Often hugging him is difficult as well, because he smells and then I smell it on me. Same with the dogs…it’s on his hands so when he pets our dogs, it’s on THEM and I smell it. Blech.

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  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    bwahahaha! You’re labelled now … the Reefer Queen 😉

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  7. … I’m still trying to get the visual with the one knee up…

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  8. I’m also very sensitive to odors (even pleasant ones) and can usually detect scents others can’t. It’s sickening when one of those smells that irritates my allergies gets trapped in my nose (or maybe it’s just mental.) Most likely you were the only one at the restaurant who caught a whiff of the pots and if not then good grief, that guy was flying high!

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    • joey says:

      I swear it was him. I don’t wanna call him a liar, but it took me back to university days when Pothead Pat rolled in from hot boxing in his car.
      I’m sorry/glad you understand. I don’t know why it’s like that. Another HSP problem. :/

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    Jonesing for some BBQ. That’s what they were thinking. My father would have told those two guys to get up. I’ve never been able to pull that off. He could have a menacing presence when necessary. I did once tell two ner’do well high school boys to open a door for a pregnant lady pushing a baby carriage. She was too far ahead of me but they were standing at the door yacking.

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  10. Benson says:

    “Genie who lives in a bong.” Now that is hilarious. Hey dude. Check out the stoner chick with all the food. Guilty without the buzz.

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  11. Josh Wrenn says:

    That’s yet another reason why edibles are better!

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  12. marianallen says:

    Ugh, second-hand reek is so embarrassing! That’s so sad that pot smoke gives you a headache! I mean geraniums. It’s really sad that such a pretty flower gives you a headache, is what I meant to say. I didn’t even realize gerania HAD a smell. I guess I’ll have to add that to my list of things I can’t smell unless I stuff it up my nose: roses, sandalwood, and geraniums.

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  13. Erika says:

    Yuck! I can’t stand smoke of any kind, which sucks because I like fires, but weed smell is just awful. But Texas Roadhouse, mmm.

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  14. JoAnna says:

    Certain plastic smells make me sick. I can’t even go into Best Buy. It smells toxic. I don’t know how people can work in those places.

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  16. Since I havent smoked since the middle of March, anyone with the smell of smoke on cloths (cigarettes), really bothers me. But for some reason, when a person has lit up a cigarette, I have no problem with that.

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  17. reocochran says:

    Shoot, Deborah took my punch line!! 😉 😀
    I do think it is bad and wrong to allow smoking and drinking alcohol while not permitting marijuana usage, Joey. I pretty positive statistics would show people who smoke or ingest pot don’t have nearly as many accidents as those who smoke pot.
    Someone I know who had open heart surgery says he doesn’t like the smell of pot nor it going into his lungs. He feels daily pain from the place they cracked open his chest bones. I am sure some doctors would allow him to use the drug. He says he would cook it in butter, let it “marinade” and then bake brownies. It would only be one a day to help him unwind. . . I feel his baking up a batch of homemade brownies wouldn’t harm anybody. Just agreeing with taxing it!

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    • They have done some stats on the alkie/pot thang and yup, your motor abilities are far less impaired using pot. Judgement too. It wouldn’t work for me tho cuz I am a wuss who hallucinates on the stuff — a total wimp with drugs. I’d swerve to avoid hitting a moose in the street that wasn’t there. Taxing anything but medical mj is fine by me.

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      • joey says:

        Right? I’m weird with meds and herbs and just not ‘normal’ but I want those who can benefit from it to have it legally.
        I haven’t read any studies about impairment, so I appreciate the info.


    • joey says:

      What a serious case of munchies, bags of food! 😛
      Yes, I think we all know enough people who use it and clearly reap benefits from it. Too many people can be helped by it for it to be held back as it is. So many purposes. It’s a shame there’s any stigma to it.
      (But the headache!)


  18. reocochran says:

    Oops Joey!! I’m pretty sure that people who smoke or ingest pot don’t have as many accidents as those who drink alcohol!
    *I blame my three grandies for interrupting me. A very “important to me” point! 🙂

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  19. Ha, ha. It is guilt by association. I don’t like the smell of marijuana either.

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  20. hahahahaaaa you are to fucking funny!

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  21. Jewels says:

    Haha I love the smell of pot. Or I guess it’s called weed now, whatever. But I don’t like the smell of it on people. I smoked pot when I was young, before asthma, and I enjoyed it very much.
    I would if I could, grow it in my garden and use it as the herb that it is, I love the smell of the plant. I’d use it in my cooking, burn it like incense or sage in my home, and possibly even try to make other stuff out of it if I was feeling crafty. I’m sorry it gave you a headache…

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  22. HAHAHA! This made me roar my head off, Joey! 🙂

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  23. larva225 says:

    I always hated pot. I like being wired. Maybe some of that has to do with that awful smell!!

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  25. The smell of marijuana is all over Amsterdam. I know that’s one of the things it’s known for, but it still felt very strange to be walking along and smelling it everywhere. If it’s a migraine trigger, I would not recommend a visit there.
    The chemical smell of “cotton” is awful. Before I knew that I had a problem with it, I bought a candle scented as clean cotton. Burned my eyes, nose, and lungs!

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  26. darsword says:

    I rarely get any kind of headache. But perfumes can send me to bed after that long shower. Glad I am out in the country with sage to clean the air!

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