Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Reefer Madness

Here's a question for you: How does one go about getting an upstairs neighbour to stop smoking reefer indoors at all hours of the day and night?

She says it's for pain, so I'll give her that. Her husband, however, joins in, too. What's his excuse? Sympathetic pain?

I wouldn't mind so much, but my clothing is beginning to smell like I've holidayed in an Amsterdam cafe. At times, there's so much reefer smoke in our flat that it's like walking through a haze of acrid skunk weed. Well, I guess it is walking through a haze of acrid skunk weed.

The problem is that we share a forced-air heating system. I've already covered all the heating vents and installed an apartment-size exhaust fan. Really. It's starting to get cold and I'm smelling like a Head.

Now, I can recognize the quality of their herb, but it's their herb and not mine. They've never even offered to share. It's all very rude.

Any suggestions?


Hedgehog Librarian said...

Probably the same way I've had to deal with cigarette smokers in a non-smoking building--> call the landlord. (I have mild health issues related to cigarette smoke)

If you're on good terms with this neighbor you might talk with them about taking it outside but there is no reason you should have to put up with something that could cause issues for you not only at home but in the rest of your life. I'm guessing the landlord probably didn't approve indoor smoking of illicit substances --even for pain purposes-- on the lease.

Leglib said...

Yup, I think some words are necessary, but under the appropriate conditions only.

Dear neighbour is somewhat of a catastrophist ... a Chicken Little. We might see her carted away to the funny farm if we approach this without finesse ... though that would, certainly, solve the issue.... Thoughts....