02 March 2008

"F" is for FAG (the sort you smoke)

Yes, I smoke. I am a pariah. Everyone hates me. I must go outdoors in the cold. My landlord forbids it. No employer will have me smoking on their property. My cat stares at me in disgust. My friends fear for my life. My Doctor wants to disown me.
It is a filthy, filthy, filthy habit, they all tell me. I point to legends such as Yul Brenner, John Wayne, Katherine Hepburn, Roger Miller, David Niven, on and on, and they yell
"SEE! the Weed got ALL of them!"

I sigh, and roll one more smoke.

(Thanks be to Gail Slaughter for this old ad!)

12 comments:

ImperfectNerd said...

Gail gets these things from her friends, who get them from God only knows where. My apologies for any offense in using it, or tobacco. But every culture in history which has been exposed to it, ever since Walter Raleigh, has found that the "weed" serves a purpose or two...even my old hygiene teacher in seventh grade reminded us of that.

bluerose9062 said...

LOL! You won't see an add like that today. I have a no smoking poem I wrote to my husband that I should post sometime. You'd probably find it amusing.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

It's a kind of a funny ad, but I have to admit I find smoking rather disgusting.

I love people who smoke, and I fear for their health and I am wouldn't want to kiss them (ugh--like licking and ashtray.)

I did have one boyfriend who smoked in the not too distant past. And I still love him, but I sure am glad I didn't marry him. LOL!

I like Biker Buddy who has the best smelling breath of anyone I've ever known.

Forgive me for being honest. I don't like it.

If you hadn't brought it up again, I never would have mentioned it.

But I do like the SP with the cigarette and think you should work on it.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Ah yes, much better now! :-D

ImperfectNerd said...

Andree tells me she smokes...maybe we ought to start a club, for self defense...

Ida said...

Not anyone should ever judge another! It`s your choise.
I was a smoker for maaaaany years! I cope without. Feeling free! :)

Enjoy life and roll yourself one more smoke. As i said. It`s your choise.

Katney said...

Well, it is an F.

Autumn said...

Great ad!

napaboaniya said...

This looks like a real great ad!!! I know exactly how you feel about given the evil eye when you smoke. It's funny how we know it messes up our health yet still indulge in the Fag! With or without fags, people DO get lung cancer...so, IMO, it's OUR lives. LOL~ I'm being "evil" here am I?

---Michael--- said...

Well, at least the debate is out in the open...it's like we've not heard the smokers' side of things for awhile, is my point, I guess...the subject is both sad and funny. But boy did I want a smoke after finishing it, and boy do I want one now, but I'm OUT of tobacco!! Heaven help me, but I do love it so!

Akelamalu said...

I gave up smoking 10 years ago. However, I have every sympathy with smokers now who are treated like lepers. I find it ridiculous that pubs here were not given the choice of being smoking or non smoking establishments. A lot of them have lost so much business. My dad has smoked since he was 12 years old - he's 83 now and came through a total hip replacement operation in November 07 with no complications. He now has a new lease of life. I don't believe smoking kills - you go when you're time's up it's as simple as that!

---Michael--- said...

I had two grandfathers (like most everybody) and both were farmers. One smoked a pipe, the other rolled his own cigarettes. Both loved pipe tobacco, and always had a can around. There clothes and hands and the carpet smelled like tobacco (not the same as smelling like smoke, you understand). I was therefore around the stuff since infancy. I always wanted to smoke like they did, and eventually (in the hospital of all places) I started smoking cigarettes. IO make no apologies for it anymore, becuase it fulfills my needs. And both Granpops lived past 80 without ever contracting cancer.