posted on Oct, 20 2018 @ 12:08 PM
I live on a hill/cliff by the sea, almost 300 old stone steps walk down to civilisation, and these shady parts are where drug deals etc happen, same
with the back alleys I walk. I'm totally used to passing deals being made there and usually say hi as I know most of the dealers by face if not name.
It is what it is.
I don't live in a bad area, million £'s apartments for sale in my street, it's just that rich and poor live cheek by jowl here, there is no
'rich' and 'poor' areas really, just cheaper houses in the same street. I for example am one of the poorest in my street, but the neighbours like
me because my son and I kick street drinkers and addicts off our hill by force if needed.
Anyway, that aside, I walked to my mates earlier, passed 3 different dealers trading on the steps and back alleys, said hi as I do and carried on, it
is normal to me now. Got to my mates house, he was out so sat in a public park by his place enjoying the sunshine. I knew he wouldn't be long and
couldn't be arsed with walking back up and down the steps again to my home.
10 minutes in, two guys said 'Alright fella' to me, I said hi, they then sat on the wall next to me racking up lines of coke. I said "You pair of
nutters are you crazy" to which one replied "Nobody cares anymore" and I agreed as people walked past simply not caring.
I asked how much they were paying for their gram and apparently £40 so when they offered me a line I politely declined saying it is probably cut
bigtime so no thanks.
They stopped for a while, we chatted about football and the decent weather and they went on their way.
That is essentially my story, so my question is what is your society like? Mine is just an acceptance of drug use, cops won't arrest you for personal
possession, they just 'confiscate' it, and people just accept it as normal these days.
Please just share your experience in your community without discussing personal drug use as I am genuinely interested and don't want this thread shut
down for breaching terms and conditions of ATS.
My society is totally in the drug scene, I hardly know any people who don't use something illegal, from cops to probation officers and school
teachers, it really is crazy, and I don't see any way to stop it because it is so ingrained in the community.