Car of the day…
I think this is an International Truck base. Pic sent by ProtoDeacon Malanowski. The Deacon is an old shipmate, and proof God can do miracles. LOL I don't think 'Ski' ever smoked.... but..... ;-)
Now for Today:
Today I got my second shot for Covid. While I sat, I people watched. There was a man on a 3 wheel buggy accompanied by his 12 yr old granddaughter. He handed in his prescription and the druggist said it will be a few minutes.
He rolled back close to me and said to the girl. Let’s go back outside, I need a cigarette. He was also sporting a portable oxygen tank.
There are no requirements for masks in Florida as I know of, but I have been wearing one in crowds. I would wear one anyway in a drugstore or hospital, after all, many folks coming in are SICK, or they would not be there. LOL
I had forgotten mine this time so in a bit I went out to get it and passed the handicap buggy and the guy was enjoying his cigarette with his oxygen.
Up the road, after my shot, I passed the old man and the girl as she walked beside the buggy, of course the man was smoking.
NOW don’t get me wrong, believe me, I am not faulting the man …….
Are you now or were you ever a smoker? Ever Quit smoking? Remember the old joke from days gone by, “Quitting smoking is easy! Shucks, there are some days I quit 8 or 10 times.”
I smile at overweight folks who look down their noses at smokers. I know there are overweight folks who cannot help it due to health problems, but most of us can. We only need to stop or cut back sweets, starches; whatever is keeping us over weight. Are you addicted to sugar, candy, pies, cakes etc? Just stop it! Yeah you see I know how hard it is to STOP a habit, so I give the guy a break, it is his health. I do hope he smokes mostly out doors and doesn’t affect the kid.
My son says it is easier to get off illegal drugs than stop smoking! He knows because he has done both.
Do I miss the cigarette? You bet and it has been around 30 years. If I could smoke 3 cigarettes a day, I might do it, but I know that is impossible. It is sorta like the alcoholic who says one beer or drink will be okay! ......If they still had a smoking section in restaurants, I would eat there, just to smell the smoke.. LOL
Can the old man quit? Sure he can. In my opinion, anyone can, BUT I am here to say, it is like staying on any diet, it's MUCH easier said than DONE.