I can't believ I didn't remeber this one before now, it does require a bit of set-up...
it is the beginning of the school year. We have a half-day with kids with teachers meeting in the afternoon. The kids leave and a group of us get together to go out to eat. Some of us (me) have been in the building for a long time, some of us have a few years in there, some are brand new.
We share news and family updates. Teacher A relates concern that the house her parents are renting might currently be used as a drug house due to frequent coming and going of various cars all hours of the night and day. Teacher J who (too) freely shares info about her wild life before teaching comments:
"That sounds like my house when ex-hubby and I were selling drugs."
Me: "You sold them from your house?!" (I knew she had been a user but this was new info)
Teacher J: "Yeah we sold what we weren't using. Sometimes we'd get high and when the kids came down in the morning we'd have painted the family room another color."
Me: (Because really, what can you say?)
Teacher J: "We stopped selling after we accidentally blew up the kitchen."
The new teachers keep looking at me and I realize they are waiting for the punch line, completely sure they are being put on. Sorry, not so much.
Teacher J had to be finger printed before being hired so I guess she never got caught for this stuff. No idea why she shares it with other professionals, especially ones she just met. She's clean now but Ithink her years of hard living have taken a toll on her health and memory.