I’m down in Asheville hanging with the fam. We’ve been talking about the chunk of colon dad had taken out and his subsequent resolution to quit smoking.
The issue is touchy since my dad wants someone to quit with him, but only one of his boys smokes and that one doesn’t want to quit.
“Doesn’t want” isn’t really the right term; “doesn’t feel up to” would be better. He said:
“Drinking gets you drunk. Grass gets you high. You trip on mushrooms. Smoking cigarettes just makes you want to smoke another cigarette.”
He told me half a pack a day for two weeks and I’d be hooked as well. I’m thinking about doing it.
I’m not going to seriously shorten my life by smoking seven packs of cigarettes. I’m pretty sure I can quit after two weeks. I bet it’ll be unpleasant, but if I can get my dad to quit with me, wouldn’t it be worth it?