I may be around a little more this week than I thought I would be. I am supposed to start a clinic tomorrow night. There are 33 people registered to come. Actually the number of people registered to come is not the best predictor to the number of people who will actually show up. Usually we have a few more people who say they are going to come, usually about 40 or so. When the day of the clinic actually arrives--well it is anybody's guess how many people actually show up.
I have had times where if 40 register 25 will show and I also have times where if 40 register 50 will show. There are even times when 40 register and 40 show but it is often a different 40 people than we think, meaning 10-15 people who said they were going to come do not show up and pretty much the exact same number of people walk in. As I said, what normally happens is anybody's guess.
But I just heard the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening and they are predicting a possible four to eight inches of snow. The last time this happened on an opening day of a clinic in disseminated the numbers. If it happens the second or third day of the clinic things are usually salvageable for people already have the core information they need, have already started the quit and often stick with the quit even if they miss the specific session. But when inclement conditions occur on the first day it can be ominous.
So I may be around a little more this week than I thought, or if the weather works to the clinic's favor, meaning the snow holds off till the second day of the clinic I am going to be doing a lot of one on one telephone mini-lectures and not around Freedom a whole lot. Just for the record, when I am doing clinics I often do not get time to read the whole board. If people want me to address certain issues drop me an email at [url=mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
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Hope everyone has a healthy and safe week. Just know that every week will be healthier and safer than it would be if you were still a smoker and will stay that way as long as you always remember to never take another puff!