Jerry finally found Gabe sitting in a recliner in the media room. Gabe was staring off into space and holding a bowl of sugar-coated sour gummies. “Hey, dude,” Jerry said, “we’ve been wondering where you went off to. “How many of those gummies have you eaten? You know they are pot-infused edibles, right?”
“Oh man, no wonder I’m feeling so weird,” Gabe said. “I’ve been munching on these things like they’re candy.”
“They are candy, dude, but with pot in them,” Jerry said. “When you first arrived, you pointed at the bowl and asked what they were and I told you they were edible gummies. I thought you knew.”
Gabe started to laugh. “Oh right. I thought you were just letting me know that these gummies are edible, and everyone knows that gummies are edible. I thought it was strange for you to point out that they were edible or that you thought I wouldn’t know that,” Gabe explained.
“Well, it seems that you didn’t know they were pot-infused! So are you going to be okay, dude?” Jerry asked. “It usually only takes one or two of these gummies to get you stoned and you’ve had quite a few.”
“I feel like I’m kinda floating right now,” Gabe admitted. “And everything feels really intense and I’m having trouble concentrating and you’ve got the biggest damn TV I’ve ever seen. Can we watch something?”
“I guess. Anything in particular?”
“How about one of those nature shows? I love those.”
Jerry turned on the TV and switched to the National Geographic channel. “How’s this?” he asked Gabe.
Gabe sat back in the recliner and started gazing, wide-eyed, at the TV. “That’s great,” he said. Then he reached into the bowl of gummies to take another.
“Nah, dude, I think you’ve had enough,” Jerry said, grabbing the bowl of gummies. “Just sit back and enjoy your nature show. I’ve got other guests to attend to. I’ll check in on you later.”
“Cool,” Gabe said.
About half an hour later Jerry went back to the media room to check on Gabe. Gabe was fast asleep and snoring loudly. “Sweet dreams, dude,” Jerry said, as he covered Gabe with a knitted afghan.
Written for the Photo Challenge from Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Photo credit: NEKNEERAJ.