A day like this many years ago, I smoked weed and went to a hotel. I insisted nioshwe mikono na maji warm, so waka-warm maji nikaoshwa mikono. Then nikaitisha serviettes nikapanguza mikono vizuuri., alafu nikaitisha chai. The waiter got confused and asked ‘chai na nini? I looked at him and said ‘chai pekee,’ as I read the newspaper. He went murmuring things to himself, wondering why I made him wash my hands, but still brought the tea. Then after kumaliza chai, nikasema nioshwe mikono tena na wakumbuke ni maji warm. Ile mbio nilitolewa huko ata hiyo chai sikulipa. Mimi kwa akili ni kama nilikuwa nimekula ka-mbuzi wet fry. Weed is not terere.