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Some things squick me. - Elf M. Sternberg
Some things squick me.
This isn't so much a "bad mood" as a serious squick. This afternoon, after getting off the local light rail, I was climbing the steps up to the parking lot and I bumped into a woman. "Excuse me," I said. I had been reading a book and not paying attention.

"Excuse your fucking ass," she slurred back at me. I heard a rattling, like a marble in a can. As I raised my eyes I saw a large paper bag in her hand with gold tracery around the opening. Then I looked into her face. Random splatters of gold traced around her mouth and up her right cheek.

Jesus. I quickly climbed the stairs faster.

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herewiss13 From: herewiss13 Date: August 14th, 2014 05:16 am (UTC) (Link)
I had to read that four times. Had she been...huffing _paint_?

Clearly I live a sheltered life.

I'd never considered the cosmetic implications of that life-choice.
elfs From: elfs Date: August 14th, 2014 05:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yup. Hard to say how far gone she was, but to be so far gone she was ignoring the buildup around her mouth, well, she's in pretty deep. We're talking Warriors T-Shirt territory.
sirfox From: sirfox Date: August 14th, 2014 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was hoping a link to that guy would be here already. Oy, yeah, inhalants are naaaaasty. Setting the wayback machine to a couple of decades ago, some kids in my highschool had been doing some unspecified inhalants in their car. Then one of them wanted a cigarette. Fortunately, they had parked next to a river and two people doing a quite passable Human Torch impression, but less coordinated, did shambling dives into the water and only suffered surface burns. There wasn't much left of the car.
solarbird From: solarbird Date: August 14th, 2014 06:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, you hadn't heard of that before? Yeah, it's a thing. A terrible, pointless thing.

Seriously, the crap people will use when they can't get good drugs is just appalling.
lynx212 From: lynx212 Date: August 19th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC) (Link)


*hugs on you* So very glad she didn't get violent (more than verbally) with you. Hocked up people are so unpredictable... this is crazy!
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