Have you ever quit a habit? Have you ever seriously changed a lifestyle? I have. It is one thing no one could tell me how to do. It just happened, one day I really decided to Quit or change. No if’s and’s or but’s you just do it.
Ever bite you nails? Tried to quit? I knew a person who put hot sauce on their nails to remind them not to do it. then they quit the hot sauce because it was too much trouble.
I quit smoking about 1303 times. The most enjoyable habit I ever had was smoking. I used to say if I could limit myself to three cigarettes a day, one after each meal, I would never quit.
Smoking is a tough one. When you try to quit, you see those long butts someone has thrown away. You go thru the office or car ash trays for the longest butts when no one is looking. I would not bum a cigarette, I hated cigarette bums. We used to say “He quit buying, now he smokes OP’s (Other Peoples).”
Funny story, In the 1950 there was a terrible cigarette, the ‘Picayune’. Our Admin Officer was quitting. He was one who quit buying. So one of the chiefs bought a pack of ‘Picayune’s’ And divided them between us. I smoked Marlboro's and I put a couple in my pack. He came by my office and used the same tactic every time, casual conversation, buddy buddy, then, “I am quitting, but could I have one of yours I am really easing off.”
Every time he lit up a Picayune, he would say ‘when you are quitting they taste terrible’. But he never quit as long as I could remember(but he saved a lot on buying them at fifteen cents a pack!)
After I quit I never minded when the only seats in a restaurant was in the smoking sections, I could sniff the smoke and remember.
Drinking was easier, I knew Sherry was gonna kill me if I didn’t (fear works wonders too!) LOL
I say all that because one of my new years resolutions when I was smoking was, “I am Going to Quit Smoking!”
If you have a sneaking smoker, leave them alone. As long as they are sneaking one it is not a pack a day.
New years resolutions are good. At least we are TRYING!
Shirl used to tell Jim, “I’m trying.”
He would say, “You sure are!”
The service station after cleaning the windshield, “Would you like me to check the oil and water?”
I believe that lady is driving a 1952 Ford
BTW Louis ‘the expert’ said: ‘57 & 55 Ford with the hidden one a ‘53 Studebaker.