I have known Ned since I was a little boy.
He was my dad’s best friend, and later he moved in down the street from my family.
Ned is not a blood relative, but he is still a close member of my family. Many years have passed, and now I live in my parents’ old house with kids of my own. Ned still lives down the block, and he drops by to see me every so often. Last weekend Ned stopped by and asked me to accompany him to the local cannabis dispensary. Ned’s doctor had given him a prescription for medical cannabis, but he had never been to a “head shop” as he called it, and felt nervous about going alone. Ned is 85 years old, so I offered to drive him to the cannabis dispensary and show him around. Ned wasn’t aware of this, but I went to the cannabis dispensary at least once a week, because I love weed! I was able to show him around the store, as I explained what all the various cannabis products were, and how to use them. Ned joked that I should have a job at the cannabis dispensary, not knowing I had already applied for a job here two different times. Overall it was a very successful shopping trip, Ned got the cannabis products he needed, and became a lot more comfortable with the dispensary. In the future Ned can go there by himself, although I will never turn down the chance to go with him to the cannabis dispensary.