"What?" I said, seeing her glance around in both directions, a third employee who was also there talking with us also began to speak in a lower tone.
"Herp," said the third employee. "What is Herp?"
"Not herp," she replied. "Herb, you know...(making a smoking gesture with her fingers)."
It was a funny coincidence that the co-founder of The Weed Blog had up until this point concealed his true colors regarding drugs of any kind. The woman, she was about 40, looked at me like I was a newcomer, and came closer.
"Herb, weed, marijuana," she said, moving much closer in proximity to me now. She then smiled in a sly way, the kind of gesture that clearly indicated she waited every day until six o'clock to get off work, run home and take a bong hit.
This was when I realized that I had known this person for nearly four months now and the subject of smoking had never come up between us. I remembered moments when one of us would come close to the subject and I would back off with the attitude of 'I don't do drugs' which is an idea that I do stand behind because I don't believe Mary Jane is a drug.
In any case, it made me think. We clearly both smoke and have been keeping it a secret from each other due to the work environment. It made me think how many people actually smoke but keep it a secret for whatever reason from someone else. It would be ignorant to think that this theory didn't apply to even the most respectable professions: real estate agents, lawyers, brokers, drivers, chefs, doctors and cops. Thats a fact Jack.