Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"Home Secretary I think I've been skanked"?

Yesterday in Parliament, the Tory MP for East Worthing and Shoreham, Tim Loughton asked the Home Secretary,
"what estimate her Department has made of trends in the average street price of skunk cannabis in the last two years.
I know it's awfully cynical of me, but my first thought was "is he trying to figure out whether he had been skanked?"

Either way, whilst the response which listed prices for an ounce did fluctuate mildly, the truism remains that it costs around £15 for a Henry, but only if you're buying in bulk now. Gone are the days of Red Seal, soap bar and slate. It's all about the smelly stuff now.

Incidentally, has anyone else noticed the phenomenon whereby potheads get on buses with a bag of skunk in their pocket and seem oblivious to the fact that it stinks to high heaven?

Frankly there is nothing more amusing than saying quite loudly - and this requires a traveling companion - "Christ! Someone has a big bag of skunk in their pocket". At this point you can watch said stoner squirm and actually see the paranoia rippling through their body.

Should you ever find yourself in such a situation (possibly with an MP on the bus if you're lucky), following up the comment with "Oh damn I left my warrant card at home" can have tremendously amusing effects.


Anonymous said...

Damn, whatever happend to Malawi Gold?

John M Ward said...

Drug addicts soon become accustomed to the stench of the drug and themselves, most notably tobacco addicts. Everyone else knows, and can smell them coming. They stink.

Anonymous said...

I have no idea whatsoever what you're on about.

Anonymous said...

I can smell you coming John, and you stink. Maybe the stench of corruption, or failure, or just the general stink of politicians.

Luckily the ganja in my rizla just about masks it.

lilith said...

Relatively inflation proof then...perhaps we should all invest.