People seem to like me more, when I'm stoned. I understand that this may have more to do with my perception being altered. That is, that people seem to like me more, precisely because I'm stoned. I don't think that's really it, though. I've been mindful of the possibility, but there seems to be more going on than that.
I've even noticed that when I go out, cashiers and the like seem to be friendlier. I've thought a lot about why this is, what inexplicable behavioral change must be induced, that gets a more positive response from people?
Here's the crazy simple truth of the matter, though. It might simply be that I smile more. Instead of being sullen and awkward, I nod and smile so much more convincingly, because I'm actually happier. So people smile back. It makes interaction feel a bit more like it's supposed to.
You know, unless I tell them I'm stoned, and then all the sudden me being happy is a bad thing.