Six months ago I met a man named James on Facebook.
We exchanged a few messages, at first, but then something sparked between us.
We started to chat every day, and every night, and some of the messages got pretty racy! James and I exchanged some pics, and grew ever closer. When he asked me to fly out to Seattle to stay with him for a few days, I jumped at the chance. At the time I would have gone anywhere in the world to meet James. Of course, James was never real. He didn’t meet me at the Seattle airport, and blocked me from all social media accounts. Not only was I heartbroken and angry about the deception, but now I was in Seattle, Washington with no accommodations, and stuck there for several days! I did some looking around and found that beyond the ritzy high-rise hotels of downtown Seattle there are a lot of affordable hostels and boarding houses. Seattle welcomes visitors of all incomes, so it was surprisingly quick and easy to find affordable accommodations. In a nice surprise, there was a cannabis dispensary right across the street from the hostel. After a couple of days I came to realize that no matter where you go in Seattle, there is a cannabis dispensary right across the street. I’ve never seen so many legal cannabis stores in one place in my whole life! I usually don’t indulge in cannabis, but as the saying goes “When in Seattle, do as the locals do.” I wound up having a lot of fun in Seattle.