Well, I have, so I will be putting one finger down. But it is ok if you haven’t. It is cool if you have not tried edibles either. There is nothing worse than someone making you feel self conscious about something you have not done, whether it is a choice of opportunity or preference. We have all been guilty of it, and I guess we do it do exude an air of superiority over our who ever it is we are with at that time, but more often than not, that goal is never accomplished.
I can recall the first time a pipe came to me in the circle. I had no idea what a carb was. I had no idea how to operate it. The person who brought the marijuana to the party found out I had never smoked before and insisted I take “greens”. I had no idea what that meant. I was so self conscious, but I pretended I had just dabbed with Snoop and this pipe with whatever “greens” were in it was totally beneath me. As you can imagine, the results were disastrous. I did not use the carb, which just lit the marijuana in the pipe on fire, and what I was able to pull in smoke, I puffed immediately out, as if it cigar smoke.
My performance earned the boos that followed my first smoking experience. I would try again at the same party, during the same smoking session. This time under the expert tutelage of a friend who knew what they were doing. It was love at first inhale, and has been that way since.
I can recall, years after my first experience, brining a bong with me to a friends birthday party. I had a serious preparation routine (more accurately – ritual) that involved various cleaners, bottled water, and finely ground flower. A very close friend, upon first sight of the bong, made the following statement.
“I love water bongs, use them all the time, but have never used one like that before.”
I took a long look at the bong. Glass piece, small circular base, long glass tube with a mouth opening, removable bowl where the flower is inserted…what was different about this one? I remembered my first time at that party, and replied, “It’s cool if you haven’t used a bong before. It is super simple.”
“Oh, I have”, my friend replied, “just have not used one that did not have a bi-percolator.”