Let me preface the story by saying, I don't find drug addiction to be particularly amusing. In fact, it's not funny at all.
I have several public transport options to get me home after work. I can take the train or a variety of different trams. On Tuesday, I opted to take the train. I sat down, and heard someone on the phone in the seat behind me. I quickly made the following assumptions:
1. Her daughter was having severe withdrawal symptoms from coke or meth or something...
2. She was NOT pleasant to be around.
3. She was talking to another woman who was very familiar with this story.
"She's really hard to be around, and she keeps saying she wants heroin." There is a pause. "No heroin"..."The illicit one?" a bigger pause. "HEROIN," she says shouting into the phone. "HEROIN. HEROIN" Another pause, "Well, I am on the train I can't speak about this any louder..." and with one more giant shout, "SHE WANTS HEROIN, THE ILLICIT STUFF."
Shouting heroin and illicit stuff on a train - now that's funny. No? Maybe you had to be there? Eh, whatever.
THE ILLICIT STUFF.