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PostSubject: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:16 pm

I've been thinking of this recently, but I don't hear dumb ass remarks like I did when I was younger. Still, I'd like to know if others have dealt with this nuisance. You're smoking your pipe out in public, and some troglodyte just has to make an inane comment about having just seen a real live pipe smoker. Here are some of the brilliant remarks I've heard.

"Hey, I smoke somethin' else from a pipe, he he."

"Why you smokin' a pipe?" (say what?)

An ignorant ass reference to Sherlock Holmes, these would annoy me the most, just appallingly stupid (I always wear a hat, an ivy dress, not a deerstalker, but an unfortunate coincidence nonetheless)

There were others, of course. Y'all heard any comments like that? Which ones do you find the most asinine?
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:22 pm

Actually had the opposite happen on Halloween. I was downtown trick or treating with the little one and a woman commented on how much she loved the smell coming from my pipe. Mind you this was the first time I've been out and about smoking it so it could very well be an anomaly.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:35 pm

I did hear positive comments back then, I was smoking aromatics. That and some people are charmed by a pipe if it evokes fond memories of a dead family patriarch. I don't know, my grandfathers smoked cigarettes, but the children and grandchildren of pipe smokers see the pipe in a positive light. Whether they'll outright admit it or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:43 pm

I heard a woman behind me once as I was smoking say to her friend, "I think all pipe smokers are lazy! Don't you?" Evil or Very Mad
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:05 pm

Falconer wrote:
I heard a woman behind me once as I was smoking say to her friend, "I think all pipe smokers are lazy! Don't you?" Evil or Very Mad

Better than trying to rush through life 100 mph... Smoking a pipe allows one the freedom to really stop and smell the roses, burly, latakia, virginia, perique, or English for that matter...
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:11 pm

I rarely, if ever, smoke in public. But one time I was at the post office mailing a package of various tobacco samples to a fellow Brother... so there I am in line, and I get to the window and proceed to putting the finishing touches on the package.

The mail person at the window (a woman) commented on the smell... I said it was pipe tobacco. She picks up the box, puts her nose to it, and inhales deeply, then says, "Wow that reminds me of my father -- I LOVE that smell!"

Well, the woman in line behind me then says that her father used to smoke a pipe, and could she please smell the box... so then she smells it and says she LOVES the smell too. At hearing this, another mail employee behind the counter asked to smell it, he loved it, then two more people in line behind me asked if they could smell it.

Everyone was commenting on how great it smelled, how it reminded them of this person or that.

During all of this, the original sniffer, the mail lady, was actually tearing up, because the odor had apparently brought back strong memories from when she was a little girl.

It was a totally surprising, very awesome experience!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:34 pm

That's a great story!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:53 pm

That is a good story. I do see pipe smokers in public, but only while in their cars. Why is this? I just don't get it. I always smoke mine wherever I go, hardly every like to put the pipe down. Plus, I don't drive, never owned a car and don't care to fool with it so long as I work only a mile from home as I've generally been sure to do.

Hey, show your pipe smoking mug around town and maybe I won't look so damn conspicuous.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:32 pm

I was at my 5yr old son's t-ball game and myself and another kid's dad were both smoking a pipe in the bleachers and woman approached us and said "smoking will kill you". He replied is a soft monotone voice "giving unsolicited advice may get you killed faster than smoking". That was one of the funniest moments of my life.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:37 pm

I smoke my pipes in public all the time and get mixed comments such as " wow that really smells good" or "that reminds me of my grandfather" and sometimes it's "that thing smells worse than a cigar". To each their own, if you don't like my pipe, don't breathe in my smoking space!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:40 pm

New Smoker wrote:
I smoke my pipes in public all the time and get mixed comments such as " wow that really smells good" or "that reminds me of my grandfather" and sometimes it's "that thing smells worse than a cigar". To each their own, if you don't like my pipe, don't breathe in my smoking space!

What a jerk!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:44 pm

Greenleaf wrote:
I've been thinking of this recently, but I don't hear dumb ass remarks like I did when I was younger. Still, I'd like to know if others have dealt with this nuisance. You're smoking your pipe out in public, and some troglodyte just has to make an inane comment about having just seen a real live pipe smoker. Here are some of the brilliant remarks I've heard.

"Hey, I smoke somethin' else from a pipe, he he."

"Why you smokin' a pipe?" (say what?)

An ignorant ass reference to Sherlock Holmes, these would annoy me the most, just appallingly stupid (I always wear a hat, an ivy dress, not a deerstalker, but an unfortunate coincidence nonetheless)

There were others, of course. Y'all heard any comments like that? Which ones do you find the most asinine?

I have heard the "sumthin else" comment one time and the response I made is better suited to the "Rubber Room". Most common comment is that reminds me of __________, he smoked a pipe too.

I did have a situation when I was sitting at the bar of my local pub, smoking a Virginia blend and isolated by several empty seats from other patrons. In walks a guy and his wife who deside that they will set right next to me. He is a cigarrette smoker, she a rabid anti, my assumption is he doesn't have the nuts to smoke in front of her, after several minutes, I found that a tamp and re-light were called for and proceeded to do just that. Once the pipe was going I set back to continue my pipe and single malt. Suddenly the woman made a rude noise and said rather loudly, "What's that nasty smell?". I calmly turned to her and said, "I don't know for sure, but I bet if you close your mouth and put your knees togaether, it will go away."

Once he quit laughing she snatched him up and they both stormed out. I guess I was right about the origin of the "nasty smell", because once they left several people commented that my pipe reminded them of ___________. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:49 pm

New Smoker wrote:
I smoke my pipes in public all the time and get mixed comments such as " wow that really smells good" or "that reminds me of my grandfather" and sometimes it's "that thing smells worse than a cigar". To each their own, if you don't like my pipe, don't breathe in my smoking space!

Here in Indianapolis, virtually the only place you can smoke publicly is a tobacco shop or a bar/pub, consequently. this is where I hear the most comments. Probably 98% of the comments are positive, to the negatives I point out that they are in a bar, if smoking bothers them they might be better served spending more time at church, where smoking is prohibited. I can't help but wonder how many souls I may have saved Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:54 pm

J_Rock wrote:
I was at my 5yr old son's t-ball game and myself and another kid's dad were both smoking a pipe in the bleachers and woman approached us and said "smoking will kill you". He replied is a soft monotone voice "giving unsolicited advice may get you killed faster than smoking". That was one of the funniest moments of my life.

Reminds me of the story about the young tough sitting on the curb smoking. Seems an older, very prim and proper gent approached the youngster and stated, "Smoking will kill you!" to which the young fellow replied, "My grandfather lived to be 103!".

Taken aback the gent asked "Was me a smoker?"

The youngster said, "No sir, but he knew how to mind his own dern business!"
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:04 am

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J_Rock wrote:
I was at my 5yr old son's t-ball game and myself and another kid's dad were both smoking a pipe in the bleachers and woman approached us and said "smoking will kill you". He replied is a soft monotone voice "giving unsolicited advice may get you killed faster than smoking". That was one of the funniest moments of my life.

Reminds me of the story about the young tough sitting on the curb smoking. Seems an older, very prim and proper gent approached the youngster and stated, "Smoking will kill you!" to which the young fellow replied, "My grandfather lived to be 103!".

Taken aback the gent asked "Was me a smoker?"

The youngster said, "No sir, but he knew how to mind his own dern business!"

That is a good one. I will have to remember that one.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:12 am

shootist51 wrote:
New Smoker wrote:
I smoke my pipes in public all the time and get mixed comments such as " wow that really smells good" or "that reminds me of my grandfather" and sometimes it's "that thing smells worse than a cigar". To each their own, if you don't like my pipe, don't breathe in my smoking space!

Here in Indianapolis, virtually the only place you can smoke publicly is a tobacco shop or a bar/pub, consequently. this is where I hear the most comments. Probably 98% of the comments are positive, to the negatives I point out that they are in a bar, if smoking bothers them they might be better served spending more time at church, where smoking is prohibited. I can't help but wonder how many souls I may have saved Very Happy

I know that most states laws don't abide my thinking, but it is my opinion that I should have as much right to smoke my pipe as everyone else has to breathe.

One of my favorite quotes is from Charles Lamb, "May my last breath be drawn through a pipe, and exhaled in a jest". I think someone on the boards had that as their signature at one time.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:20 am

Just about everywhere i go smoking is prohibited.The only place that i can smoke is the local tobacco shop,in my garage or my porch.I dont smoke in the house at all.
Maybe this is another reason I find it so relaxing.....no one to bother me. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:46 am

Such ingenious rejoinders, damn! Gentlemen, you make me proud. We gotta write these down and save them for posterity. Last time I was in such a situation, I just said "mind your own g*****n business" and concluded with "so f**k you." No, I wasn't in rare form. Can you believe this "no smoking within 50 feet of this building" nonsense? The guy could've whipped my 140 pounds, but my stoneface does look crazy when I get to fulminating. Heck, that sort of thing is an enjoyable old pasttime.

Already can't help but snarl so often when I go out, just look at these freakish fashion statements and sorry idiot fools. Does it strike y'all funny that given all that, a guy just smoking his pipe should attract some special attention? I gotta take a break from this topic, have a drink and smoke a tall cob. Thanks for making my day.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:44 pm

This happened the last time i had my annual health check at work.

Doctor: "Do you smoke?"
Me: "Yes i do"
Doctor: "How many cigarettes per day?"
Me: "Non. Zero. I smoke pipe"
Doctor: "Pipe? Don't you know it is so old fashioned? Nobody smokes a pipe"

Doctors last sentence was such a great silencer. For a moment i thought about starting a conversation about my reasons for smoking. I never came to thinking that being old fashioned or most fashionable dude in town had something to do with my pipe Shocked But the doctor, younger man than me, was obviously living on a different planet where being fashionable is a key to all the good things in life, so all i could say is "so fucking what?"
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:30 pm

Nice Story TB..................
Here is one I get:
"Have You just smoked a pipe?....... go spray on some deodorant and brush your teeth, YOU STINK!"
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:38 pm

I smoke mine on the landing outside my front door sometimes just to watch the neighborhood a bit. The other day a couple of my neighbors were walking by, we said our hellos and then as they were walking away I hear the wife say to the husband:

"he looks even scarier with his pipe". lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:15 pm

Greenleaf wrote:
Already can't help but snarl so often when I go out, just look at these freakish fashion statements and sorry idiot fools. Does it strike y'all funny that given all that, a guy just smoking his pipe should attract some special attention?
It truly is amazing how there are few if any comments made as a guy walks down the street with 2/3 of his ass hanging out of his pants... or, a gal walks into a convenience store with her bra straps shining in the back and her tits hangin' out in the front... or, a 400 pound, 50 year old grandma in a pair of terrycloth Daisy Dukes and a see through halter top that's three sizes too small bends over to pick something up in Walmart and it is obvious to everyone that part of her thong has disappeared into her jungle covered monkey and the other part has disappeared into her brown stained ass crack... the sight of which blinds 2/3 of the Walmart patrons!! But, let a guy (or gal) fire up a cigarette, pipe, or cigar within eye shot of someone else, and he/she is instantly crucified for being the scourge of the earth; and is instantly charged with being the cause for cancer... worldwide!!!!!!!!! It just don't make good sense to me!!!! No No

I guess you could always tell folks something similar to what I told a woman in Nashville, TN. I have not always had the kind, gentle disposition I now have!! Twisted Evil

It was back when it was still legal to smoke in restaurants. After tiring of her comments about how my second hand cigarette smoke was killing everyone around me, I turned to her and said, "Woman, you are so fucking ugly that your looks alone are causing men to become gay, preventing pregnancies, causing people to commit suicide, scaring the shit out of little children, and causing heart patients to fall dead at the instant they behold your ugliness!!! And, all I am doing is very slowly killing a few people with my second hand smoke. When you become beautiful, I'll stop smoking!!!"

With that, her smoker husband who apparently wouldn't have had enough balls to yell sooie if the pigs were after him, carefully removed a cigarette from his pack, placed it in his mouth, lit it, took a big drag, blew the smoke squarely in her face, smiled, and asked her, "Now... will you please shut the fuck up???" It was truly a Kodak moment!!!!!!

Frost wrote:
I smoke mine on the landing outside my front door sometimes just to watch the neighborhood a bit. The other day a couple of my neighbors were walking by, we said our hellos and then as they were walking away I hear the wife say to the husband:

"he looks even scarier with his pipe". lol!
Brother Frost... that is truly PRICELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

Robert
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 8:49 pm

Delightful, beebiz.
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:45 pm

Yeah but some of the positive comments have ulterior motives.

I'm at the drive thru at the pharmacy the other day and the pharmacy tech tells me she loves the smell of my pipe. I replied by saying that it probably smells much better than my cigars. She looks at me and smiles and says that she likes the smell of those too.

That's when I knew I was being patronized! Some middle aged women can be such horn dogs. I thought to myself, woman pay attention to what you're doing and make sure I get 30 pills in that bottle! Jeez..... Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Annoying comments directed at pipe smokers   Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:01 am

Dutch wrote:
Yeah but some of the positive comments have ulterior motives.

I'm at the drive thru at the pharmacy the other day and the pharmacy tech tells me she loves the smell of my pipe. I replied by saying that it probably smells much better than my cigars. She looks at me and smiles and says that she likes the smell of those too.

That's when I knew I was being patronized! Some middle aged women can be such horn dogs. I thought to myself, woman pay attention to what you're doing and make sure I get 30 pills in that bottle! Jeez..... Rolling Eyes
So... a woman who's good-to-go, likes the smell of smoke, and has access to a pharmacy? Yours is a hard life, a hard life indeed!
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