7 Lessons in Successful Self-Employment from “Weeds”
I have a new love — and it’s not a man or a house or a car. It’s an edgy Showtime television suburban satire, “Weeds”, in which Mary Louise Parker plays a widowed soccer mom, Nancy Botwin, in a fictional subdivision of Los Angeles called Agrestic. Nancy struggles with the sudden death of her husband from a heart attack and agonizes how she’ll support her family in their upper-class lifestyle. Not having any discernable job skills, Nancy discovers the lucrative income in being the local neighbor pot dealer.
The show is quirky, irreverent, and raunchy. The dysfunctional family dynamics are hysterical, especially when her unemployed pot-head brother-in-law, Andy, arrives on her doorstep. Her interactions and affection for her supplier, a black ghetto family headed by matriarch Heylia James, and Heylia’s unwed pregnant daughter and ne’er-do-well son, Conrad, are a stark contrast to her daily life in Agrestic. And, the broad social and political statements that are constant undercurrents in the series are really just right on the money best cbd gummies for anxiety.
This show is a big shift for me — I’m probably the only person my age who’s never done any type of drug — so admitting I love a show about a pot-dealing suburban mom is strange, I admit. What’s most fun for me to watch is Nancy’s development as a entrepreneurial businesswoman who’s going to do what it takes to be the most successful weed dealer in Agrestic. There’s not a lot of difference between Nancy and me in the quest to build successful businesses, except that my business is legal, of course, and I don’t have to dodge bullets in drive-by shootings at my supplier’s house.