A teen gamer was caught smoking pot by his parents, and his online video gaming friends apparently heard and recorded the whole confrontation.
His mother flew off the handle when she discovered he was smoking dope while playing a video game, telling her son that was “grounded forever” along with dropping a few f-bombs and other profanities for good measure.
On the audio embedded above, you can also hear the teen’s friends providing a bit of a play by play of the festivities (Warning: offensive language). The gamer apparently was using a voice activated headset microphone or some such.
At first the gamer offered the novel (if not half baked) excuse that the dope smoke came in from outside, i.e., it just wafted into an open window. But that didn’t fly, as his mother told him he was full of crap because his room reeked of the stuff.
When challenged about lying to his parents, the kid responds with the rhetorical question “why would I tell you I’m smoking pot?”
The gamer’s mom really laced into him, pointing out that she only had one house rule: no pot smoking until he was 21 or out on his own. “Why are you smoking pot,” she asked. “It’s wrong, it’s illegal, and we’ve asked you not to do it.”
Only at the end of her tirade does the gamer tell his mom that he wants to say goodbye to his online friends who heard the whole argument.
While this was going on his dad kept his cool, merely asking matter of factly, “where’s the weed?” and declaring he wasn’t about to kick his own son out of the house.
The gamer’s mother seems to feel disrespected by the lying, but regardless of your feelings about marijuana pro or con, isn’t it fair for parents to establish their own rules for what goes on under their roof? In other words, don’t the parents have a right to be angry?
Many states are moving towards legalization or at least de-criminalization of pot. That being said, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World disputes the notion that marijuana is harmless: “The immediate effects of taking marijuana include rapid heart beat, disorientation, lack of physical coordination, often followed by depression or sleepiness. Some users suffer panic attacks or anxiety … Marijuana smoke contains 50% to 70% more cancer-causing substances than tobacco smoke.”
In this particular instance, unfortunately, it appears the teen’s relationship with his parents went up in smoke.