Ready to roll (a joint) so I can join a commune

By Bill McClellan bmcclellan@post-dispatch.com 314-340-8143

Several of my young colleagues were talking wistfully about establishing a commune.

“I’m in,” I said, although I had not been invited.

There was an awkward silence. Perhaps the commune they had in mind was not going to have a shuffleboard court.

“What skills would you bring?” one asked me.

That might have been meant as a trick question. I’m always asking for help with the computer. I can’t master the new phone system. I bump into things. I would not be a lot of help if the commune wanted to build a barn. So I considered the question. What skills would I bring?

“I can roll a joint,” I said.

 

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