My mother told me that unless you learn something the taxing way, you don’t genuinely learn it.
Because of this, there were a legitimate number of childhood accidents around the dwelling.
But I never had to learn a lesson twice, because when you learn it the taxing way, it honestly sticks! I learned the taxing way that you have to take care of your car, because when you don’t, it will quit working and leave you stranded! More recently I was able to learn another taxing lesson, about taking the cannabis dispensary for granted. When the cannabis dispensary is within walking range, there honestly is no longer any pressure to “stock up” or purchase more pot than I needed. Instead of buying a half an ounce to hold me for a duration of time, I would actually pick and choose a couple grams of the newest, tastiest-looking cannabis buds. Why choose to purchase too much when I can just walk back to the cannabis dispensary the following day and get a couple more grams? COVID taught me a very important lesson about taking the cannabis dispensary for granted, or assuming that I could get marijuana whenever I wanted it. After that I started to stockpile a little cannabis at a time, making a sort of “savings account” that I would keep hidden until there was an absolute emergency, but like my mother had been saying, I learned my lesson the taxing way. Going more than a few weeks without any cannabis to smoke was a torture I could not bear! I sincerely hope there is never another lockdown, however if there is I have a fallback supply of cannabis to help me through.