Pros and Cons

Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:57

23 Oct 2002, 03:33 #11

Cute post Dave, you've got me smelling skunk way down here! You're exactly right, too, about it being difficult for new arrivals to "believe" it when a comfortable seasoned graduate starts telling them that it's far far easier being a relaxed ex-smoker than it ever was feeding an endless need.

When I heard that as a new quitter myself, I often thought the person must have still been on drugs : ))))) Thanks for the great read! I enjoyed it. John
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Joined: 19 Dec 2008, 00:03

23 Oct 2002, 03:44 #12

Yeah, John it was tough to believe ya'll when you told me it was going to get better. But I sure am glad you did. Makes it nice to have seasoned veterans around to kinda guide us "kids". :-)
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Joined: 18 Dec 2008, 23:59

23 Oct 2002, 06:05 #13

Hi there, Dave

I assume those new classes you're attending are for an MBA in Moonshine Distillation ? Oh yeah, I forgot, you're not allowed to say

I think I've posted here before that my wife has the nose of a bloodhound - smell-wise, that is, not looks-wise . When I used to walk into the house, she could be cooking in the kitchen 25 feet away, and she'd say "You've been smoking a lot in the office today, haven't you !" and she was always right !!!!

Well, I can tell you that I am now out-smelling my wife . My daughter moved into a new house a few months ago, and the first time I walked in I could smell a strangely familiar odor which I couldn't quite place. I asked my wife what it was, and she said "What smell?". I thought it must be my imagination, but a week later I smelled the same thing, and again a week after that. Each time it was fainter. Then I realized what the smell was ----- cigarette smoke !!!!! My daughter has just finished replacing all the carpets in the house, and yesterday I walked in and .... guess what ???? No smell My daughter spoke on the phone to the previous owners about some mail, and casually asked them if they smoked. Yep !!! Guys, meet the new bloodhound

Thanks for the post, Dave. I enjoyed it, but more important, I'm sure it will strike a chord with all those newbies who think I'm on a different planet

Marty
NOT A PUFF for one year, ten months, three weeks, one day : 12441 cigarettes not smoked saving £2,674.84 : 6 weeks, 1 day added to my life
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26 Oct 2002, 16:50 #14

For Anastazia...

Sincerely,

Bob (9.5 months)
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11 May 2003, 03:17 #15

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12 May 2003, 13:40 #16

OK,

I'll probably get in trouble for this 'cos it's not exactly smoking related, but as an Aussie I'm extremely curious - WHAT DOES A SKUNK SMELL LIKE????

It's a question I've often pondered watching US TV but always been afraid (read embarrassed) to ask !!!

Kath
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12 May 2003, 19:22 #17

Dear Kath,

Skunk smells very, very musky. Most people don't like the smell one bit, and that's as it should be because the smell is the skunks primary defense. When a skunk gets hit in the road, you can smell it for what seems like miles, but is really probably not that far, depending on the wind. Like childbirth, once you've been there, you'll never forget!

Melissa
23 months
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