to think that 8.30 am is too early to skin up

(152 Posts)
drwitch Mon 23-Sep-13 10:56:57

it seems to be getting more and more common round us (dads doing it while walking their children to school, people doing it before opening up their shops for day)

I am just really surprised that it is done so much in public

xfilefan Mon 23-Sep-13 16:48:51

Herb shouldnt be illegal.The more its done in public the more the government might realise that. But children shouldnt have to breathe in the smoke from joints or cigarettes so anyone smoking at the school gates/in the car with their kids is being unreasonable.

PeriodFeatures Mon 23-Sep-13 16:52:17

The relaxed attitude to this is shocking

I agree.

I find it completely unacceptable for a parent to smoke cannabis in front of children, their own and other peoples.

Cannabis is addictive and mind altering. There is a time and a place. It isn't at the school gate.

NellysKnickers Mon 23-Sep-13 16:53:24

I'd just ask for a puff, might make dealing with ds2's tantrums a bit easier grin

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 16:55:46

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thebody Mon 23-Sep-13 16:55:54

good grief! must lead a sheltered life as never seen/ smelt or heard if this outside a school gate in the morning.

depressing enough seeing parents faggin it!

CotherMuckingFunt Mon 23-Sep-13 16:57:18

hardboiled I know. I used to do it and I'm disgusted that people would smoke anything with their children in that close proximity. The asking for a pull was an attempt at wry humour. Obviously a shit one.

thebody Mon 23-Sep-13 16:58:13

Allforoneanddoneforall, don't hold back there love, you vent.

second thoughts you need to chill out a bit so roll one up. grin

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:01:38

I will, as soon as i get home from this prison, i mean office! Have a tiny bit in a rolly most nights, and i am still a fully functioning member of society and a mum, fancy that aye!

ArtexMonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 17:02:20

Wtf allforone? Did you mean to sound casually racist?

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:06:15

Is it racist to not want to deal with a foreigner who has both a different cultural background as well as first language to you? I think not

And SS are the racist ones believe me - Why is it that a white child can be fostered to a black family but not vice versa? Apparently a black child MUST be with black foster carerers otherwise their cultural needs are not being met.....WTF?? I know it's off topic but highlighting my point!

Allforone, agree with you apart from the ss bit. Racist?.....

ArtexMonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 17:12:28

Yes, amazingly enough, including a person's race in a litany of reasons why they are incompetent at their job comes across as a teeny bit racist.

But you sound like you have your own issues going on, so i'll just wish you good luck with all that while i back slowly away smiling nicely.

hardboiledpossum Mon 23-Sep-13 17:13:23

allforone firstly, whilst i am not a social worker, many of my colleagues are and not one of them is a cunt. Secondly, i don't really have a problem with adults smoking weed in the privacy of their own homes, i do have a problem with adults smoking weed in front of their children.

Out of my friendship group from school, the ones whose parents smoked a bit of weed around their children, are largely the ones who now spend their days smoking weed and their evenings taking ket.

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:20:29

It is not racist to state that a muslim Somalian aged 25 with broken English IS a reason they could be shit at their job when their job includes knowing the local community, culture, way of life and liaising with local people on sensitive issues. Who would feel comfortable with that or feel that someone like that could possible be of any "help" to them? Why does the SS reserve the term "meeting cultural needs" to foreigners and black born british (who would have exactly the same cultural needs as anyone born here would they not!)

PeriodFeatures Mon 23-Sep-13 17:22:21

Weed is harmless!

No it's not. The weed that is smoked in this country can cause psychosis, is addictive, and funds crime.

Apparently a black child MUST be with black foster carerers otherwise their cultural needs are not being me

I have worked with black children placed with white foster carers so this is not true.

Socials Services are not Cunts. Without Social Care there would be no support systems in place to intervene when familes and individuals need support and children need protecting.

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:22:39

So hardboiledpossum - Your instant reaction to this thread was "call SS" - What exactly do you think they should do then??

ArtexMonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 17:26:43

So you're talking about a specific social worker that you have had contact with then? And you found that specific individual's race and age was a barrier to them doing their job? Did you complain?

ArtexMonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 17:28:03

What cultural needs do you feel you have that are not being met by social services?

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:28:16

PerioudFeatures - I was in care - I was sent to live with a African Lady and a Jamaican man who spoke only in religious tongues, ate nothing but stinky food which i have never seen before in my life but was expected to eat, barely understood a word of what was being said and had to share an attic with a Somalian girl who spoke no English - Was that meeting an English persons cultural needs? The people in question only refered to me as "the white girl" to SS. Many black friends were assessed for cultural needs and placed in foster places that met this. I was TOLD by them that this was not applicable to White British. Granted this was several years ago. If a black child is placed with white carers it IS looked at differently and their cultural needs are assesed and looked at (even if this is by advising white carers of certain cultural things etc) completely differently

ArtexMonkey Mon 23-Sep-13 17:29:54

"Stinky food"

I'm out. Good luck with your whole... thing.

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:30:13

ArtexMonkey - Oh it would be "rasict" to complain that i didn't want to deal with a foreign black young single childless muslim surely - Heaven forbid i mention someones nationality

specialsubject Mon 23-Sep-13 17:32:07

not doing any harm? So it is all right to be stoned while supervising children, to show them how it is done and to make them grow up thinking that being a tragic weedie is acceptable?

oh, and the stuff can cause brain damage too.

passedgo Mon 23-Sep-13 17:34:22

Allforone I agree with your point about SS should be culturally compatible or neutral if there is such a thing, but a new thread on that subject might help.

I've seen very few culturally compatible doctors, midwives, specialists or social services workers over the years, most of them have either had an accent so strong I couldn't understand what they were saying.

It's like the Daily Mail and Jim Davidson have spawned.

allforoneandoneforall Mon 23-Sep-13 17:37:21

Most people that smoke weed regularly don't get "stoned" - Plus if they are on the way to drop them off they are not supervising them for the whole day anyway. Would you have a glass of wine in the evening whilst you DC are around - Same thing

Kids wouldn't know the difference between that and a ciggy anyhow!

From "a tragic weedie" that is smart/skilled enough to earn 5 x what a social worker earns!

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