DEAR HARRIETTE: Two of my friends came up to me with a weird proposition -- they want me to baby-sit them while they are on drugs. I don't do drugs, which is probably why they asked me, and I just have no idea where to go from here. They told me it is normal to have a baby sitter when taking hallucinogenic drugs so that nothing bad happens to those under the influence.
I'm the only person they asked, and I feel like this is too much of a responsibility. What if someone gets hurt? I feel like I would end up being held accountable because I was not under the influence. Even if we were found by law enforcement, I feel like being associated with drugs would make me a suspect. Should I find my friends a new baby sitter, or should I just bite the bullet and help them out? They told me I'd be driving them around to get food and making sure they didn't run away. -- Too Trippy, Philadelphia
DEAR TOO TRIPPY: This can be an easy no. Tell them you do not know the first thing about drugs and do not want to get involved. You would not know how to protect them, and frankly, you do not want to find out. Tell them that you while you do not judge them, you also have no interest in being a part of drug life.