Sunday, October 18, 2009

I'd like 4 20's, a 10, and a roll o' quarters for laundry

When I first started trolling the ads on CL, I kept running across the phrase "420 friendly" - as in "I'm looking for someone who is sexy, fun, and 420 friendly". Now I don't have any prejudices against any number. 13, for instance, I believe is an awesome prime. And 420 is an especially friendly kind of number in my opinion. It's divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 and it's got a nice ring to it in addition to being all even and stuff (I like that in a number). But so many people were mentioning it, it finally occurred to me perhaps we weren't talking about the number itself but that it might be secret code for something else like, I dunno, diapers, which are not friendly no matter how old you are.

So I googled it.

Aha! Yes. 420 friendly? It's secret cop code for pot. As in "Dispatch, we've got a possible 420 situation at 13th and Main. Send the dog."

That got me if I wanted to talk about something that was illegal in a personal ad and use a secret code for it so the police2 wouldn't know what I was talking about, I probably would not select the COP CODE.

And nowadays, pot is generally accepted among most of us folks and has become the lowest priority for many police departments across the country including Denver's.

So really! I think it's perfectly acceptable to say "I'm looking for someone who is sexy, fun, and either likes to smoke pot or won't mind if I do in copious amounts3".

1: That shouldn't be any surprise.
2: Pronounced POH-leece in my head just now. Please do the same.
3: Because honestly? If it means that much to you to mention it in your personal ad? You're probably smoking a lot of it. But then the word copious might not come to mind so you can leave that part off if you like.

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