Sunday, October 7, 2012
the things you learn about bieng a cigar smoker
Being out and about in my little world, I've noticed you're treated differently with a cigar in hand than when you don't have one with you. You get the looks, whispers, even the lectures on the evils of smoking. I've had healthcare workers yell and lecture about how cigars are ten times worse than cigarettes ever could be, how it's like 10 cigarettes rolled into one. Um, not quite. Actually, not even close. Other than 'A flame on one end, a fool at the other' they are two very different hobbies.
Here are a few of the things I've learned since becoming a Cigar smoker many many years ago....
Cigarette smokers will annoy you, and say you're one of them. No, no I'm not. I'm smoking a cigar for the enjoyment and relaxation aspect, not due to an addiction.
When you tell a non cigar smoker you're a cigar smoker, more than not, they will give you a peach flavored cigar for Christmas. Smile and nod and don't dare put that in your humidor!
You can always have fun when a cigarette smoker asks for a light. Hand them a triple torch and watch them lose half a cigarette and some eyebrows.
You can walk into a crowded area, light up a cigar, and in about 4 minutes, clear out space. You can empty enough seats to have room for cigar smoking friends and maybe empty out the entire room!
You can impress your non smoking friends at parties by blowing smoke rings! A feat I still haven't mastered.
You unknowingly end up with a collection of cigar bands. I swear they breed, no way I've consumed that many.
You look forward to birthdays because you know you'll get cigars. It a one size fits all!
You'll learn that ash is now part of your wardrobe.
Like cigar bands, you will acquire cigar boxes. You will find uses for these boxes that you never thought about before.
Men, You will buy cologne based on how it pairs with cigar smoke.
A cigar 'event' or 'herf' will become your social networking site. Just no poking.
'Nice ash' will be a compliment and not a come on. Ok, that phrase might do double duty if you need to impress.
You will now base restaurants and bars on their outside smoking areas.
I embrace all that life has to teach me. We choose our own path and the road of stogies is one I'm glad I took. It has taught me many things, patience included. You can't rush a good cigar. I also enjoy hearing how others got to this point in life if you feel like sharing. Happy Smoking!
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