I once worked with a woman that could not effectively do her job unless she was stoned. When she was in that state I had to speak slowly and deliberately, but I knew how the system worked and I could manipulate the scenario to my advantage. Since she owned the company with her husband, who also enjoyed the same escape this she did, as Director of Operations I knew to ask for budget boosts in the afternoon after the lunch break. The glaze pays.
To be fair, they were both on their game when they partied.
I’ve never been stoned. I’ve been drunk plenty of times; this may be one of those times, but I’ve never drank at work or anything like that. My job requires focus and discipline and I try really hard to maintain both as the situation warrants.
Outside of work I may have a few beers. I like exploring new beers. I like dark porters. They kick my ass a little bit. Thank god we live within walking distance of where I had my last beer.