From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, Substance Abuse was the In Thing. From posh Forbes Park to penurious Governor Forbes; from polite New Manila to plebeian Marikina. Martial Law or no Martial Law.
The daughter of a former President of the Republic was so exasperated with her drugged-out sons that she took to smoking ”joints” herself.
Word reached her “amigas” [ friends ]. Horrified, they confronted Her during their afternoon “mahjong” game…
She retorted in the “hippest” way [ in her Anglicized Spanish / Hispanized English ]: “Hhheeeyyy… If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em!!!”