he has a beautiful wife.
but as i have told many before, i can find out everything about my passengers within the first 5 minutes of the ride as long as they talk to me.
it’s like that weird 20 Questions game you can get at the drug store as a stocking stuffer.
whenever i pick up someone from a hotel i ask them if theyre in from outta town and usually they are. so i ask them where and they tell me.
this pair was from Denver. they seemed rich. it was a fancy hotel. Uber Select. going to a fancy restaurant. so i say, may i ask you a question about where youre from?
they straightened up with excitement.
i said, LA will soon have legal weed. your state has had it and has made a billion in tax revenue in less than a year. that seems like a lot of pot. has it negatively affected your city at all? has anything drastically changed?
then he revealed to me that he was a cop. he said that the only thing that has changed is more tourists come to town. other than that crime is neither up nor down. all is well. then he added this:
“the sheriff and i sit on his porch and pass a joint back and forth. it’s nice.”
he did say this interesting fact… that emergency room visits are up, usually from hotels, of tourists who buy edibles and eat too many of them and freak out. they get rushed to the hospital where they just have to wait for the THC to get through their system.
i said, so if LA was to learn anything from Colorado it would be to pay great care to edibles?
he said yes. make sure they are clearly marked with the dosage and each cookie or brownie or whatever should be equal to ONE DOSE.
it was a very pleasant conversation and he gave me a $5 tip and then said
I’d give you $4.20 but you were superb.