You want to talk about strife, Bros? You wanna talk about real struggles?
After a major cocaine bust in New York City, white people are too scared to text their dealers.
We reported on the bust last week, which involved three coke kingpins in the city (and if you remember, a Chipotle executive).
Now, it’s got the community of casual coke consumers on edge.
From the New York Post:
Last week, several fast-track types — among them, a millionaire executive from Chipotle, a Merrill Lynch associate and a Fox Business Network writer/producer — felt the prick of a sting operation that shut down a Big Apple drug delivery service.
A Manhattan publicist who considers herself a weekend indulger admits the headline-grabbing arrests serve as a wake-up call. “This is actually terrifying. Everybody is scared,” says the 30-something, adding that she intends to curb her cocaine use. After all, if you get arrested, “your face is all of a sudden all over the world. Your career is over.”
Such a shame, you know?
A local restaurateur shares the fear — though he is not ready to give up on his 3.5 grams per week habit, for which he pays around $400. But “last week, I was with a client at a bar in the Meatpacking [District] and we wanted some stuff,” says the 45-year-old. “My [dealer] was stuck in Queens and the bartender told us about a guy we could talk to [in a corner of the bar]. Before the bust was in the news, we would have taken a shot. But now I’m more cautious. We thought he looked too clean-cut. We didn’t get involved.”
Good. Glad you are being responsible about it. Others are being a bit more melodramatic.
Others are finding work-arounds that mitigate risk. A millennial in real estate says, “The arrests are crazy, especially in . . . New York. It’s like busting people for drinking coffee.
Ehhh, is it? But the bust isn’t stopping some dudes.
Although the arrests made him take notice, he feels he already plays it safe: “I trust the people that I get it from. Rather than taking calls, they use an app that erases messages within 24 hours.” (Last week’s arrests were the result of wiretapping.)
Another white-collar user shares his confidence. The 37-year-old Web entrepreneur, who uses cocaine once a month or so, says, “I don’t think I am dealing with kingpin-level people. Usually, it’s 2:30 in the morning, you make one call to one dude, you’re drunk. It’s not like you’re in your right mind when you make that phone call.”
Yea that doesn’t make doing it any less illegal.
They’ve also got profound insight on the situation.
He even wonders whether or not the high-profile arrests will have an unexpected effect. “In a weird way, it advertises and elevates cocaine. You see successful, well-off people using it and wonder why you shouldn’t.”
Uhh yea I think we all already know rich successful white people do cocaine.