I’ve interacted with a few meth addicts. The twitching, over animated, hyperactive behavior was pretty consistent and unmistakable.
So there is a fast food place where I sometimes stop in the morning, and less often at lunch time. One of the counter ladies acts like a stereotypical tweaker. I think they wear name tags, but in my mind she is “meth girl”. When I mentioned her to coworkers, there was no confusion at all about who I was talking about.
She waited on me this morning, and thinking back, I think she has been there over three years. She is there nearly every time I go in, so she must be full time.
Her teeth are pretty crooked, but not rotting…no meth mouth. No sores. She doesn’t LOOK like a meth head, just acts like one.
Now this place tends to have low turnover, after the infant mortality. They must pay better than typical McJobs, and treat the people well. The workers are all noticeably efficient, etc. All signs point to management being really on top of things.
This has got me thinking that maybe I’m wrong about her being a tweaker.
So I ask:
1-Is it possible for a meth addict to hold a steady full time job for 3+ years?
2-Are there medical conditions, or lasting effects after meth use have stopped that make a person act like this?