In retirement, the grass in greener

Back in those days when one frequently encountered the distinctive odor of marijuana cigarettes in movie theaters, on city sidewalks, and while strolling along the Esplanade, unscrupulous dealers would leaven their product with oregano, an herb of similar green hue that delivers great results when sprinkled on pizza but fails to enhance the marijuana experience. Or so I’m told. That may be the inspiration for Catherine Chiofalo’s decision to try the reverse, adding “enough marijuana for six cigarettes in her meatball recipe” so her husband, a New York City police officer, would fail a drug test and be forced to retire. Mrs. Chiofalo expected her husband Anthony to take his pension in 2004 after 20 years of service. He did not retire and Mrs. Chiofalo, fearing he would “die of a heart attack or get killed” in the line of duty, turned to Plan B–or Plan M. Mr. Chiofalo was fired when he failed a random test and is challenging the decision. He and his wife have both passed lie detector tests about the spiked meatball story. (NY cop says wife spiked meatballs)

3 thoughts on “In retirement, the grass in greener”

  1. I find it really hard to believe that Mr. Chiofalo didn’t notice he was high off marijuana after eating his wife’s meatballs, especially if there was “enough marijuana for six cigarettes.” However, if everything Mr. Chiofalo says is true, I believe he deserves his job back. The purpose of a drug test is to detect if a person is using drugs purposely and to fire a person since drugs obviously affect how a person performs at his/her job. At the end of the day, if what Mr. and Mrs. Chiofalo say is true, Mr. Chiofalo never intently wanted to smoke pot and should get his job back.

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