Thirty-something punk rock mom of 3 with MS. Writer of the Zen Pretzel Trick blog.
Frankie: the medical "thing" might not "fly" with you..probably because you don't need it. And the fact is, it doesn't work for everyone, nor is it appropriate for everyone. The same is true of EVERY medication known to mankind. It's easy to say "it's snake oil" when it's not you who has gone through the few meds on the market for nausea & can't even think about food without being violently ill, or the muscles in your body are at war with you (and winning), or you're in so much pain you haven't slept in three days. I have MS. I don't use medical marijuana, but I want the option. What I go through every day, I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy. And I think it's short-sighted & even cruel to say to someone like me, "I don't believe it works, so you shouldn't be allowed to try" or "maybe it does work but drugs are bad, m'kay, so you'll just have to suffer." Keep an open mind. You never know when you or someone you love will be rolling a mile in my wheelchair.
Back in my bartending/serving days, I once had a customer who was angry because I BY LAW and by common sense wouldn't allow her to prop her 6-month-old baby (in a pumpkin seat) on the bar. She threw a hot bowl of soup at me, drenching me with it. Fortunately, I worked at a restaurant in an airport---and assaulting an airport employee was a crime. I hope she enjoyed the cavity search.
The experience of waiting tables/making drinks made me love that The Customer Is Not Always Right site.
Somewhere, a high school principal is using this video to try to get his spanking paddle back.
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