Well the voices in your head are wrong I don’t touch the stuff, I drink like an animal but I don’t smoke. And as far as the frequency with which they smoke…lets just say yesterday they did it 4 times and it was a slow day. I usually try to leave the room when they do it so I don’t accidentally get nailed when I head to MEPS.
Here is an old story that might be relevant to your situation.
Back in 1990 I was an infantry platoon leader and had a young sergeant (E-5) as one of my team leaders. He was married with a couple of kids and was focused on making the Army his career. As a result, this young sergeant was one of my most dependable subordinate leaders.
One Monday after a three-day weekend our company was hit with a surprise “piss test” and this young sergeant was randomly selected to be one of the “participants”. His urine sample came back “hot” and the judicial proceedings began to remove him from the Army.
He and I sat down and talked about it and he swore he had not smoked any substance in years (high school) and was never around anyone who did except for a time two days prior to the urine test. The young sergeant said he went to a party with some other sergeants in the battalion. He had a couple of beers but felt a little tired so he laid down on a sofa in another room and took a short nap. He woke up about an hour later to the smell of marijuana smoke from a couple of guys in the room smoking joints. He did not recognize them so he got up and left the party to avoid being implicated in a drug bust if the Military Police showed up.
While he doubted short term exposure to second hand marijuana smoke could cause a “hot” piss test he had no other explanation. He even took and passed a “lie detector” test to prove he did not smoke marijuana.
In the end the “hot” piss test was the only evidence that could be considered by the battalion commander. The commander told me later that he believed the young sergeant’s story but was limited by the regulations.
Just before the young sergeant left the Army he told me his sin was in not being more selective in choosing his friends.
Don’t put yourself in a position where someone else’s illegal actions can adversely affect your career path. That is not always an easy thing to manage because of loyalty to friends and family but it is your life. [/quote
Great advice. While I’m not about to completely ditch my friends because of their habit, I will be much more careful about WHEN I hang around with them to avoid exposing myself to that crap. Luckily with the weather getting nicer they’ll be doing it more outside and less at our place.