Thursday, October 3, 2013

Scenes From Packing, Part 1

I imagine that this will become part of a series. Call it the "Random weird stuff Jay finds in his house while he packs for the Big Move"...

Yes, that is a pack of Marlboro Lights from 2001. When I quit smoking, right before my son was born, I saved a pack to keep in the kitchen cabinet where I stored my smokes as a reminder that I quit on purpose, that it wasn't that I was out of smokes but that I was stronger than the cigarettes. There are times I've thought of cracking open that pack, but it remains unmolested now, even as it awaits its disposition in a landfill somewhere.

I'm curious as hell at how they held up over the past 12.5 years, but not enough to try one!

That is all.


Dave H said...

Don't go there Jay. Those things probably burn like highway flares now.

My grandfather had an odd smoking habit. He'd get the urge to smoke, buy a tin of Bugler and some rolling papers, and smoke about half of it. Then he wouldn't touch it for months. One day at work one of his co-workers was craving a smoke and nobody would give him a cigarette, but Grandpa told him he could help himself to the tobacco and papers in his glove box. The guy went outside, then came back a few minutes later with the front of his hair scorched. "Jeezus, Ken, how old was that tobacco?"

Grandpa thought a minutes. "Probably about 3 years old."

doubletrouble said...

Pssst. Dude, sell them on the street- they're worth like $10 a pack, now.

Weer'd Beard said...

+1 Dave

A friend of Mine found an old pack that was aprox 3-4 years old in an old bag.

Yeah I guess they went up like flash paper!

Dirk said...

Congrats on quitting, and staying quit!

As a former smoker, I can attest that even now, I occasionally crave a smoke, especially during stressful times. I quit back in 1998, about 5 months before my daughter was born, and have smoked nothing other than an occasional cigar since then. And not even that for that last 5 years or so.

Evyl Robot Michael said...

Marlboro Lights? I'm sure they're at least as awful as the day they were made.

Geodkyt said...

Heck, bring 'em to the Pirate Shoot. I'll give you feedback on your prehistoric Cheerleader Chokers. [grin]