I don’t like smoking.
It doesn’t matter what it is; Cigarettes, Human Bones, Crack, Meth, or just plain ol’ smoking weed, it just doesn’t appeal to me.
The act of inhaling smoke into my lungs just doesn’t make sense to me.
But the 2nd time I went to the Netherlands I did it anyways.

See how Cool I look!?!
See how Cool I look!?!

I was staying with a friend and we were hanging out with a couple of her friends and they were all surprised that I didn’t smoke weed.
To them it’s just like cigarettes; and most of the time they would roll it into their cigarettes anyways.
It’s a weed smoking country that’s for sure.
I told them that I’ve never even smoked a cigarette, so I actually DIDN’T KNOW HOW to smoke.
So they took it upon themselves to “teach” me.
I should have known I was going to be in for a long night right there.


Just breathe it in” they’d say.
I don’t think I breathed it in once.
I know I held it in my mouth, I swallowed it, I coughed it out, but I just could not “breathe it in” for the life of me.
It seemed like an eternity that I attempted this.
I tried so much that someone even said “You have to be High by now.”
I’m pretty sure I wasn’t.
I eventually gave up because it tasted horrible, my throat, chest, and lungs were in pain and my voice sounded like a frogs croak.

See how Uncool I look!?!
See how Uncool I look!?!

The next night I think my friend wanted to further my embarrassment, so she recommended we go to a coffee shop and I would order for the both of us.
She lived in Wageningen, a small college town about 1 hour Southeast of Amsterdam, so most of the signs were in Dutch, along with the menu.
I already had no idea how to go about any of this but she suggested I get a hash joint because it would be less harsh on my lungs.
But after 20 seconds of me standing there looking like an idiot the man behind the counter just looked at her and said “will you just order instead”.

I never smoked the hash joint, I just gave it to her the next day.
My smoking days were over before they even began.

You 2 can have that.
You 2 can have that.

In conclusion I tried, I failed, and I don’t care to succeed.

Do you Cheech & Chong’s have any good smoking stories you’d like to share?

Jeremiah Cooper

Jeremiah Cooper

Welcome to Live Life Extreme, a travel blog about thrill-seeking, adventurous travel through some of the largest cities to off the beaten path getaways.

My name is Jeremiah and I'm an Arizona desert rat in search of the next adrenaline pumping adventure.
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