Ever run into this?
There's a wipe, the person doesn't release and run back. They don't say anything at all, even after trying to talk to them. I couldn't kick them, unfortunately. Finally they come back and report that they had to smoke a bowl.
I won't bash the drug use. That's your decision. Go for it. Smoke during the run even. I really don't mind.
Go ahead and when we wipe ask "mind if I smoke while you run?" Odds are I'll res you. I'm actually pretty lenient about rezing people after wipes if they say something. You can even mention it and auto-follow someone as long as we're not on boss. But don't just go afk and get offended when we don't carry you.
What annoys me most is the word choice, and my suspicion that they mean it: had to. Marijuana isn't additive. You don't have to use it. Maybe you had an absolutely terrible day and so you 'had to' use it, but wouldn't that be before the run even started? Needing it halfway in makes no sense at all. It's not as if we're talking about tobacco that people 'need' in the sense that they'll get stressed and irritable and freak the fuck out if they don't have it. At least as I've seen it, people are much more likely to 'need' a cigarette right now.
I guess it comes down to consideration and perspective. Be considerate and have some perspective on what you're doing. You don't need to do it and it's not cool, so quit bothering the group about what you're doing. We don't care except as far as you impede our progress with your behavior.
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