Go to the Najibi Centre’s men’s bathroom.
It reeks of marijuana! I thought I was passing the Bulldog in Amsterdam the first time I noticed the smell, but just gave the occasion the benefit of the doubt and thought that the managers were trying out new Oud incense or something like that.. but I’ve just left there a little while ago and there is no mistaking it and no chance of giving anything any benefits…
Kids, pre- and early- teens loitering around the centre clearly rolling joints and sharing cubicles lets those doubts go up in smoke. Literally!
Ghetto kids they might want to look like, save for the designer bandannas and clothes, 3-month temporary tattoos. Loud, yes they are. But a bevy of them loitering in every corner and the toilets puffing away is a bit disconcerting. And the security guards don’t seem to mind at all. Heck, if I didn’t know any better I would assume that they provide them with the light!
Where the hell are their parents? Busy with their designer-clad soirÃ©es?
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