What is it like going in a head shop?
May 7, 2014 12:18 PM Subscribe
Big nerd, never been in a head shop before. Are they going to laugh at me?
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I have occasionally taken kava as a way to enjoyably relax in the evening, once in a blue moon (the instant powder kind that you mix with water). I have in the past ordered it online. I am in the mood to have some tonight but I'm all out. I know there is a head shop a few miles away from my house - this is in the suburbs, in a little plaza containing a bakery and other miscellaneous shops. I'm tempted to check there and see if I can buy some, but I'm nervous.
I'm a 33-year-old woman and I know I should be past the age of caring what strangers think. But I've been a nerd my whole life, and my middle school / high school years have left me fearful of being laughed at or made fun of. I've never taken any type of illegal drugs - alcohol and kava are the only things I've had. I'm just imagining that when I walk in, everyone will know that I don't "belong" and I'll be stared at or whispered about.
Just wondering if anyone who has gone to head shops, or works in one, can comment on what the environment is like for a complete noob. Are they generally pretty friendly or is there a bit of a clique-y vibe?