One of the many shitty things about being Slavic is that our bodies tend to have the capacity to break down and eliminate narcotic substances very fast. Hence the insane levels of alcoholism and drug addiction. (There are, of course, psychological causes, but the physiology makes it easy to accommodate those psychological causes.)
The result of this obnoxious peculiarity for me is that I process anaesthetic with lightning speed. They give me shots at the dentist’s and wait for 30 minutes for the anaesthetic to work. But in 30 minutes it all wears out and I need new shots. And so on.
It took 3 sets of shots for me today to explain how this works. Every time it’s the same story. I try to tell people but nobody believes me until we try and fail several times in a row.
What’s really weird is that in Canada nobody seems to get this either even though First Nations people have the same peculiarity.