Monday, July 11, 2005

From: Snook (The Elder) at Home

[With my compliments to the very excellent Mr. Grace.]

To protect a noble pastime from the scourge of excited, and remarkably intolerant protests from the sorts of people who prefer to drink their tap-water out of branded plastic bottles—and who, presumably, are still breast-fed three times daily by a wet-nurse—I’m often at pains to make it clear to the next generation of smokers that the habit is just as much the act of not smoking as it is, as it were, smoking. Moderation is the watchword, I say to them; you’ll enjoy it that much more if you exercise a little restraint.

Every smoker should bear this in mind in their pursuit of whatever it is that smokers pursue by smoking.