This week on the Treading Water blog, another post from Lanny Larcinese.
Lanny is a Philadelphia writer and active in the local writing community. “Enough Pot” is an excerpt from his forthcoming memoir, “Women: One Man’s Journey.”
Even as the manager, which meant I should have known my people, I was clueless that drugs were all around. I was so serious about career that I had no notion of how commonly cocaine, pharmaceuticals, pot, LSD, and other stuff were used—including by my staff. When one or the other was nodding and their co-workers said, “He (or she) isn’t feeling well and needs to go for a walk,” I thought they weren’t feeling well and needed to go for a walk. They were younger than me and wired into the drug culture; I was of the “reefer madness” generation, and still believed dope caused you to stare for hours at the sun while it baked your eyeballs.