I’m sure you’ve been there many times before. You’ve just partaken of a really choice morsel of cannabis and no sooner has it kicked in is it announced that you’re all off to pay a long overdue visit to Grandma. You can hardly avoid this variety of social engagement but equally you don’t especially want to advertise to all and sundry that you are high as a particularly lofty kite on a pedestal. But what can you do? Easy, go to pay your respects (or another thing that doesn’t make it sound like said matriarchal relative has recently passed on) and get out of there as soon as physically possible within the confines of polite society.
Maybe that’s not what’s going on. It’s fairly safe to say that it’s been a while since I embraced this precise fascinating facet of our culture (approximately six seconds of fuzziness following the consumption of ‘special’ tea doesn’t exactly count) so perhaps I’m not the best person to be making speculations regarding this sort of thing. Then again, it’s hardly as if anyone else is going to do it and you’d all be so horribly bereft if I didn’t. Let the wild accusations of hypothetical behaviour continue.
Another thing that could definitely be happening is that one or two of the unfortunate side effects of the smoking (or however you choose to take it, you might like to live outside the box and take a liquidised form directly into your veins. Weirdo) said illicit substance could be coming into play. Psychosis or paranoia or pretty much anything mental could be sadly coming between people and their various elderly acquaintances. I think I can suggest a perfectly workable solution though; lay off the drugs for just a little while and spend some more quality time with the old people you either love or have been made to put up with for so long that a form of Stockholm syndrome has set in.