AIBU to smoke pot while cleaning house?

(85 Posts)
TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 16:31:18

My house, obviously, just to be clear! And I go outside to do it so the house isn't danky.
I do it for two reasons.
The first is because I have a chronic condition that can be painful, having a bit first means I ache less and can work harder for longer.The second reason is that housework is so routine it doesn't require much thought. It is a great time to let the mind wander, and let the body get on with the work.

Yeah, it helps with the paranoia if the place is spotless.

MammaTJ Fri 17-May-13 16:34:24

What an 'interesting' first post.

biscuit < in case you get the munchies.

overprotection Fri 17-May-13 16:36:05

Funnily enough this is about the most sensible thread I've read on here today.

lolaflores Fri 17-May-13 16:36:28

Could I ask whether you would post the same question thus

"AIBU to drink whiskey/vodka/gin/wine whilst doing the house work."

I understand you have a medical condition but the other reason to zone out the tedium of house work is flimsy to say the least.
I don't really know why you are asking this

Of Corse you are been unreasonable!

Jesus. Why are cleaning the house?!

Be high for all I care but the cleaning?!

While you are at it, have a Jeffery

Iwantmybed Fri 17-May-13 16:37:38

It's the best way to do housework.

ElectricSoftParade Fri 17-May-13 16:37:59


StuntGirl Fri 17-May-13 16:38:23

overprotection grin

Iwantmybed Fri 17-May-13 16:38:23

Lol at Jeffery

LoveItLongTime Fri 17-May-13 16:38:39

I don't think you're being unreasonable at all. Enjoy!

You are, however, BU for starting this thread, as it will ruin your buzz

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 16:38:48

MammaTJ, I have been here for a long while, just changed names for the thread. I have been here long enough to know just how emotive some people can find the subject!

CharlieUniformNovemberTango Fri 17-May-13 16:40:42

I never knew Pot made you clean?

Ponders how to score some

lolaflores Fri 17-May-13 16:40:54

Do the housework. Don't do the house work. Why let a substance in on the decision or the act.

You can really be arsed to clean after smoking weed?
Go for it then.

ElectricSoftParade Fri 17-May-13 16:43:32

While I rarely smoke it these days, when I do I find the tedium of housework just a bit more enjoyable.

Judging by the state of my hovel I should get some. sad

BeCool Fri 17-May-13 16:44:24

You must play some funky music too - what are you listening to?

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 16:49:17

I am normally a person who is easily distracted. I get side-tracked when I an three quarters of the way through a job. I can end up with 5 or 6 jobs done part ways, but nothing truly finished.
When I smoke, I get super focused, detail oriented, and have crazy stamina.
I go all 'Anthea Turner' and I can do the house top to bottom in three hours. I even dust buster the curtains and wipe the skirting boards!

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 16:51:10

blush I usually end up listening to urban, busting out my middle aged white mum dance moves.

Sparhawk Fri 17-May-13 16:56:04

When I smoked weed I was barely able to open a packet of crisps, let alone clean a house. In fact, I still can't clean the house and I don't smoke it anymore. grin Maybe I just suck at cleaning.

musicposy Fri 17-May-13 16:59:24

You can do the house top to bottom in 3 hours? Send me some! (or come and do mine, in which case I don't care how stoned you are grin )

YoniMontanasLittleFriend Fri 17-May-13 18:13:21

YABU but if you are listening to cypress hill and gangster walking around the house with your hoover then YANBU

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 17-May-13 18:20:35

I very occasionally have a smoke Op, and I'm the same as you.
My housework vastly improves, and yes I agree i get super focused and detail oriented.
It's been nearly a year since I had a joint though.
And my house is a tip, maybe I should get some in.

I used to smoke it and the last thing I wanted to do was clean.

This was when I was younger too.

MadameBlavatsky Fri 17-May-13 18:25:11

Are you sure that you've not got speed and weed mixed up..? grin

HollyBerryBush Fri 17-May-13 18:26:48

Whats a Jeffrey?

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 18:27:21

Certainly not, I tried speed when I was a teen, it gave me a terrible migraine!

KittensandKids Fri 17-May-13 18:28:32

Jeffrey Joint?

If you don't smoke it constantly it does make you aware, sometimes to the point of paranoia, sometimes not, if you smoke it constantly you start not seeing the mess.

I believe

EatenByZombies Fri 17-May-13 18:46:51

I don't understand why people think pot is "better" than canabis/heroin etc. Would you walk around cleaning while high on LSD? hmm
It's this stupid thinking that leads to so many people moving on from pot to other drugs. Any parent should be teaching their kids that all drugs are just as bad.

MammaTJ Fri 17-May-13 18:49:42

Fucking hell, come here, I'll buy your weed and you can do my house for me!! grin

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 18:50:11

Speed would be a better choice, much quicker would be something that someone that isn't me would say.

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 18:51:09

I'd love to smoke a Jeffery and stroke the furry wall.

deste Fri 17-May-13 18:52:01

And you need to tell us because?

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 17-May-13 18:52:01

Jeff Banks, innit?

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 17-May-13 18:52:38

Pot is cannabis EatenByZombies.
Doing housework on LSD would be interesting to say the least.

Paradise Glad someone knows grin

LSD would make cleaning the house an adventure

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 17-May-13 18:54:45

I know someone who may or may not have been me who used to drop an e ahead of a day's heavy housework. Really helps. Apparently.

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 18:54:46

It's called a Jeffery because what could be bad about Jeffrey? Jeffery won't hurt you!

Honeybadgerdontgiveashit Fri 17-May-13 18:55:55

Highly recommended, i get right into tasks after a smoke too.
However I have given up as ttc, so I am well jel !!

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 18:57:45

I'd have been useless tidying up on an e, I'd have spent the day hugging Henry the Hoover and telling him how much I fucking loved him, no really, proper fucking loved him man.

Sheshelob Fri 17-May-13 18:57:53

yoni Cypress Hill and gangster walking.


That's the best part about the Jeffrey. It goes away and then it comes back.

deleted203 Fri 17-May-13 18:58:45

I loathe housework so much that my first thought on reading this was, 'Fuck - what an excellent idea if it makes the cleaning slightly more bearable! Wonder where I could buy some...'


TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 18:59:20

If I was trying to do housework and use LSD, I think I'd end up sitting on the stairs giving the string mop a french braid grin
For the record, that it only a guess, as I have never tried LSD.
Funnily enough, pot has not led me to anything stronger at all.

SofaKing Fri 17-May-13 19:02:16

My dsis used to say she got loads of cleaning done when she took speed.

I smoke, but only want to giggle at things and eat the entire contents of the fridge. I shall have to try cleaning it instead and see how I get on grin.

LadyBeagleEyes Fri 17-May-13 19:03:17

If i did the housework I'd probably be sitting crying with laughter at the cooker because it just looked so stupid.

TheChaoGoesMu Fri 17-May-13 19:03:51

If you've not got kids to look after then YANBU. Enjoy.

KittensandKids Fri 17-May-13 19:04:09

Oh Zombie chill out.

Also known as a joint, spliff, blaze, blunt of bifter.

My DC know weed fries your brain, along with LSD, E, cocaine and heroin, oh but heroin also makes your teeth fall out and you start t a l k i n g v e r y s l o w l y

ParadiseChick Fri 17-May-13 19:09:08

Drugs are bad mmmKay

Damn you MN! It's stuck in my head now grin

As long as their is no kids about, I don't actually have any objections.

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Fri 17-May-13 19:10:40

My DC are older teens, and this is only when they are at school for the day.
I prepare snacks ahead of time, so I don't need to raid treats. I usually make up a plate of fruit and veg slices, stuff I can grab and pop into my mouth as I go past. I also make sure to have a big sipper of water with me.
Otherwise I could end up eating way to much. been there done that

KittensandKids Fri 17-May-13 19:16:51

You should make weed brownies!!

I know someone who made a a chocolate cake and put 20g of weed in it. I wonder if he got stoned/munchies/full of eating cake at the same time.

I sometimes smoke it when DC go away at weekend. I try not to Mon-Fri but I have PTSD and weed helps my sleeping.

I wander about at 3am during the week, my GP knows, I had him giggling the other day. I told him I was fine until I stopped smoking weed so still smoke it sometimes blush

JesusInTheCabbageVan Fri 17-May-13 19:19:21

ParadiseChick yep, there is a bit of that - or at any rate, wandering round fondling bits of the house.

Sheshelob Fri 17-May-13 19:19:22

Hash brownies make me sleepy. And trip, weirdly.

Not sure how much housework I'd get done with the Hoover attachments transforming into donkey heads.

ItsallisnowaFeegle Fri 17-May-13 19:23:13

Why do you need to ask if YABU? The only way I'd give a shit what people do in their own homes is if you were in charge of a child or vulnerable adult.

I don't mean to offend with that, it's just that if you want to smoke a joint and you've no caring responsibilities, then smoke a joint.

FreshLeticia Fri 17-May-13 19:24:12

And, what, lolaflores is wrong with doing housework with a glass of wine or a GnT?
I mean, as long as you are not up at 9am with the corkscrew grin why shouldn't you chill with a glass while you clean down the kitchen after dinner and sort the washing out?

CremeEggThief Fri 17-May-13 19:25:36

Fair play to you smile.

KittensandKids Fri 17-May-13 19:25:55

Not sure how much housework I'd get done with the Hoover attachments transforming into donkey heads grin

I had thought about LSD, I took one when I was 17 and started seeing things, I vomited and there were spider in the toilet coming to get me, bad trip I believe its called, never again, it was even called a strawberry, there was nothing sweet or fruity about that night.

qo Fri 17-May-13 19:27:14

I'm with you on the super-focused thing, as long as you get up and start!!

I smoke when decorating too for the same reason, and when I'm gaming too

Tortington Fri 17-May-13 19:27:19

yeah fuck it why not

qo Fri 17-May-13 19:29:33

I wouldn't be "expert" on guitar hero without it grin

TheFallenNinja Fri 17-May-13 20:07:30

My DustBuster was just a gateway Hoover smile

Noorny Fri 17-May-13 21:02:51

And when you become a paranoid schizophrenic the nurses may let you clean your padded cell...

Vodka redbulls would help you clean up.

I drank them all night while out. When I got in in the early hours I was wired. Pissed and couldn't sleep so cleaned up!

Yanbu. You'll get hyper-focussed on zapping those really skanky bits behind the fridge.

Tramadol was the weirdest stuff for cleaning though. Totally wired and speedy, totally pain-free at last and couldn't relax enough to sleep or concentrate long enough to listen to music, so cleaned the cooker at 3.00am. The INSIDE of the cooker! hmm

Thumbtack Fri 17-May-13 21:23:45

Haha yes YANBU. I've done it a million times. Enjoy.

Ledkr Fri 17-May-13 21:25:30

That's bollox I always like a couple of lines of Colombian marching powder before I start the housework. Weed is for pussys

musicposy Fri 17-May-13 21:57:14

Tramadol, now we have some of that in the cupboard. Along with diclofenac, co codamol, dihydrocodeine and many more...

So I do a good line in semi legal drugs but have nothing stronger to get me interested in cleaning apart from some 1989 advocaat in the garage. That and tramadol, maybe?

EatenByZombies Fri 17-May-13 23:33:27

Wrote cannabis and meant cocain, by bad.

EatenByZombies Fri 17-May-13 23:35:24

I just don't understand why people do it/joke about it. Just because nothing's happened yet doesn't mean it wouldn't.. I'm assuming you wouldn't allow your children to do it?

It's just a frame of mind that's completely alien to me. I probably wont ever understand it. shock

Eaten I'm able to joke as I honestly dont care what someone on the internet does while she is alone in her own home. Shes using the wrong stuff anyway so the house work wont get down. She will just sit laughing and eating grin

EatenByZombies Sun 19-May-13 01:56:59

I'm able to joke as I honestly dont care what someone on the internet does while she is alone in her own home

And yet here you are on MN wink grin

ComposHat Sun 19-May-13 02:01:50

why waste good pot smoking time with housework. As Quentin Crisp said, the dust doesn't get any worse after the first 10 years, so just plonk yourself on the sofa and skin up a fat one.

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Sun 19-May-13 02:19:15

In answer to those who wonder why I would clean house, instead of relaxing...
I need a clean house for peace of mind.
I grew up in a situation where housework was always the last thing to get done, so it didn't often get done. blush
Too much mess, clutter or mucky surfaces, and I start feeling closed in, and stressed.
Pot can be mind stuff, or body stuff. The body stuff is great for relaxing, but I'd never accomplish anything.
The stuff that impacts the mind and not the body (as much) makes me feel really energetic. I also use it before a really long run, as I feel like I can go forever.
I focus, and because I am not hurting or aching, I finish the jobs I start. I can de-clutter without dithering, and I notice all the little things that can get missed in a regular tidy round.
I am not smoking the crazy strong stuff, it has never made me see things, or hear voices, or anything daft like that! grin

Bumpotato Sun 19-May-13 02:30:29

A pal took an LSD then took himself off to A&E because he thought he was an orange and was terrified of being squeezed.

This was nearly 30 years ago and I still get the giggles when I think of it.

DH doesn't approve so it must be 15 years since I had a spliff. I can think of nothing more appropriate for housework than being off one's tits while doing it. I did mine last week after several cheeky champagnes, that was fun!

Eaten I know! I shouldn't actually be allowed here as I genuinely dont care what others do grin

crashdoll Sun 19-May-13 09:39:57

Get a cleaner!

TheGreenGreenLadyOfOld Sun 19-May-13 16:34:26

ha! pot is infinitely less expensive than a cleaner.

burberryqueen Sun 19-May-13 16:37:18

yeh i find a big fat spliff is great for cleaning the kitchen, apart from anything else, who wants to be a druggy mum in a dirty house? so it kind of motivates me...

burberryqueen Sun 19-May-13 16:45:37

zombie - Any parent should be teaching their kids that all drugs are just as bad that sounds like the South Park counselor going "Hi kids, drugs are bad mkaayy'
IME the most destructive drug is alcohol,yet there are countless 'drunk' threads on here for example.
Also i think headache pills are particularly destructive.

Sunnywithshowers Sun 19-May-13 16:49:10

Arf. I'd be even worse at housework than usual if I skinned up.

Back in my raving days I'd come back from dancing and clean my flat top to bottom. My neighbours must have hated me.

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Sun 19-May-13 16:54:56

Hmm wonders if this is the answer to my shithole

digerd Sun 19-May-13 16:58:28

I only need the spring sunshine to get my urges to clean my house - when the sun is showing up all the dirt,dust and grime. Just been hours cleaning my floor to ceiling 2m 50 wide bow window inside. It has many bits/ridges of white UPV and had to keep stopping as back and legs were aching.
Next thing is the glass, but not today grin

loopylou6 Sun 19-May-13 17:03:04

someone I know took a big Mac home with her and slept with it on her pillow because it asked not to be eaten ( shed had lsd )

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