How I became a drug dealer

  • During most of my teen years I was an innocent person who smoked cigarettes, stole shots from my parent's liqueur cabinet and not much else.  When I got married before my high school graduation, it was to a man five years my senior.  He and his friends introduced me to pot and I loved it.

    Having come from a dysfunctional family, pot was something that I could imbibe in that kept my mind from obsessing over my perceived wrongs that had been done to me.  Having been a flower on the wall in school circles, it felt good to be accepted into an exclusive group of people who only trusted those who shared their life priorities, the pursuit of the party.

    That meant that we had friends.  My ex had connections so if one didn't have a sack, we'd go look for who did.  Eventually the time came when we found a reliable source.  The source was SO reliable that our friends would come to us to hook them up, and it was always good smoke too.

    Finally one day our dealer told my ex that he was tired of him coming over several times a week to get a sack, so he asked him to hold a specific number of bags and then bring him the money when they were gone.  This is how a person goes from being a party animal to a drug dealer.

    I had some specific rules that were taught to me and some I created beyond that for who we would sell to.  These rules kept down trouble and kept us from getting busted.

    You don't sell to anyone underage.  Aside from the fact that their brains are still developing, there is also the fact that they like to brag about their connection and adding to that, their parents might get involved.  Sometimes it's the smallest stone that brings the house down.  You don't sell to kids.  They brag and they have someone else to answer to.

    You don't "front" anyone anything.  If they don't have the money, you wait till they do.  This way you never find yourself in hock for someone else's financial situation.  I kept a steady job so that I could afford my party supplies, they needed to do that as well.  It keeps down the conflict and it weeds out the flakes.

    If someone brings a stranger with them to your house, they leave empty handed and if they do that often, they get shut off.  If someone mentions a name to you that you don't know as being a supplier, you cut them off.  If they will drop someone else's name knowing you don't know the person, they'll drop your name somewhere too.

    We didn't get weed for anyone we hadn't known at least a year or longer.  Feds will generally find an easier target that way, they have to show something for the money they spend.

    Were you expecting to hear something else?

    Yes I am reformed now for over twenty years.  It happened when my priorities changed.  Some things are better left alone when you are raising children.  Having a house full of company from Thursday till Sunday night is okay for grown folks, but children need to KNOW they live in a safe environment and when you run with the party crowd, you never know what the cat's going to drag in.

    One time a dude came to our house drunk and he had a rattlesnake he was playing with.  Not a baby either, this dude was grown.  I had to put my dog in the bedroom and lock him in there for fear this idiot would let the snake loose and it might bite my dog.  I was nervous as hell until he left with that animal but I knew it might get him to teasing me with it if I let him know that.  Some situations got worse than that so, it's best to understand your priorities and if you aren't ready to stop partying for your kids, then please, don't have kids.  The two lifestyles are incompatible.