So I took a week off from asking the question last Saturday. I was busy having an amazing weekend with some pretty amazing friends. If you’re curious about that, you can find out more here. But now, without further gilding the lily, here’s this week’s question…
What was your best experience with drugs or alcohol? your worst experience?
All right… I need to admit something. I cannot get drunk. I know… it sounds impossible. But it’s pretty much true. The story of how I discovered this superpower is probably my worst experience with the alcohol. Not that it wasn’t a good time. I was just a little disappointed. Look, when I quit working for the bank and left North Carolina, my managers and coworkers decided to throw me a goodbye party. That party involved Jell-o shots. According to the guy who made them, these things were really strong. He hadn’t realized he made them as strong as he had. Over the course of a couple hours, I had eight of them. Now, I also ate some pizza during that time, but not a whole lot. I may not have come out of it blackout drunk, but I expected to at least feel something from the effects of the alcohol. But I felt nothing. I could have finished those shots and probably done well on a really difficult exam. So I really haven’t done a lot of drinking since then. Because alcohol is expensive and it doesn’t really taste that great to me. Why waste money on something that’s not going to actually drown my sorrows?My best experience is something that actually doesn’t involve me drinking at all. I’m gonna go with the time I went back to Bluefield for homecoming and stayed with Andy and Dereck. Mark and I decided to make a late night run to the Omelet Shoppe. Dereck was pretty drunk and was very concerned about where we were going. He put his hands on our shoulders and told us to be really careful out there. Then he hugged us both and told us he loved us. It was very touching. He may have thought we were shipping off to war, but I can’t be 100% on that.
As for drugs, I’ve never tried anything that wasn’t over the counter or prescribed by a doctor. I’m just not into that kind of thing. The strongest drug I’ve ever taken has probably been Ny-Quil, which is phenomenal.*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.