This story began when I matched with a girl on Tinder almost a year ago and we really wanted to meet but all this while we couldn’t. We had become friends online and followed each other on Instagram and we also had occasional chats about random topics.
The main reason we couldn’t meet is because she is a townie while I stay in the suburbs and traveling all the way was a pain for both of us.
Growing up in the Mumbai suburbs, I was always fascinated by townies. I used to love going to town as a kid because I was astonished by the old buildings, cafes and scenic roads. But as I grew up and stopped going out with my parents, my trips to town were reduced to getting cheap goodies from Crawford market or grabbing a few beers at Mondegar. But this weekend I decided to take out some time and actually head out to meet her.
We planned on watching Shazam in Churchgate and were supposed to meet at marine lines station. But thanks to how slow Mumbai locals can be, I was late. We decided to catch the next show and in the meantime, she suggested that we could go out for a doob spin. Now I had no idea what a doob spin was but I could make out that it had something to do with a joint.
We pulled up to her friend's building and sat in the garden where we rolled a couple of J’s. We took off in her car and eventually sparked the J in her car. At first, I was scared and surprised at how these girls could smoke up in a moving car on a busy sea facing road, without worrying about cops pulling them over. But surprisingly, the girl I was on a date with knew how to drive without having to pass by cops who were diverting traffic.
I had taken over the aux cable and was playing some underground tracks and as soon as we hit the sea link, they turned the volume up without giving a shit about what may happen if we were caught. They just wanted to be in the moment and make the most of it. By the time we reached the toll booth, we canned the J. But that was not the end of it. I am not a person who smokes up often and I was super high by this point.
We took a U-turn at Bandra and began our journey back. And as soon as we crossed the toll booth, she asked me to light the second doob! I was amazed by how these girls could smoke up so much at once and still be able to drive their car at such a high speed! When we finally dropped off her friend, I decided to speak to her about doob spins as a concept. She said that is a very common thing that townies do!
All this while I was a bit paranoid in the car because the fear of getting caught kept lingering on my mind. She told me that most townies don’t have open spaces to smoke up and they obviously can’t smoke up on the streets because unlike the suburbs, the streets in town are small and are almost always packed with traffic. So townies resort to rolling and smoking up in moving cars and busy roads where its unlikely for cops to catch them.
But I have to say, Townies are amazing! I really admire their courage when it comes to smoking up in public. And as far as doob spins go, I really enjoyed the experience. Riding windows down on the sea link while being high and blasting underground music is an experience I will never forget!