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Location : Midcoast Maine
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:22 pm

KevinM wrote:


Yep. Spent my first 13 years in the 'Burgh and a few years in my 20s.  I've only been a New Englander for the past 40 years or so, so maybe my neighbors will stop classifying me as a newcomer sometime soon:-)
LOL, that's a funny thing about New England, folks are all "from away" if not born here, no matter how long it's been since they moved to the area.
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BigCasino

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Location : North of Pittsburgh pa
Registration date : 2012-11-27

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:57 pm

Yesser I'm a yinzer tried and true!, live about 25 miles north tho just south of Butler

you can take the boy out of pixburgh, but you can't take the pixburgh out of the boy!
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:03 pm

DrT999 wrote:

As far as I know, there is now only one other person who smokes a pipe at my University while on campus -- one of the grounds/maintenance supervisors.  If I'm out walking and he drives by I wave at him, but he usually only waves back if I'm smoking my pipe.

Most common comment when someone notices the pipe rack in my office "Wow, do actually smoke those?"
When I think back to my college days, it seemed like everyone smoked. I had professors who smoked in class. I realize this dates me. Some semesters it seemed as if half of them would be smoking in their offices if you went by. There was one guy - a former dean who kept the title after going back to the classroom. He was ancient and had taught my father back in the late 40's. He seemed to smoke the same pipe 24-7, and it had considerable stem oxidation. He kept it in the same place in his mouth, and his lip had a permanent indentation to accommodate it. He was reported to be a remarkable History teacher, BTW.
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zonomo

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Registration date : 2013-11-19

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Mon Dec 02, 2013 10:34 am

Most common comment when someone notices the pipe rack in my office "Wow, do actually smoke those?" wrote:
Humm. This gives me an idea. I think I may get a small 3 pipe rack and put them in my office with a nice tin of Boswells Berry Cobbler tobacco so people could smell it. (Of course, Boswells doesn't actually come in a tin but I'd get one for this purpose). I may be on to something here!
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idbowman

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Location : Painesville, OH
Registration date : 2011-12-19

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:12 pm

I'm still in my early 30s, and most of the comments/questions that come my way are related to whatever illicit substance I must be smoking.
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Blue Max

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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:31 am

I'll go outside at my school and smoke my pipe and I only get positive comments or no comments at all. I teach adults at a technical college so everyone can do as they please. The "no comments" are almost always people who smoke cigarettes and don't care, and even like, that I'm smoking a pipe. My students are great people and go by the "live and let live" motto and mostly like that I am smoking a pipe and think it's pretty cool.
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Cartaphilus

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Location : East Texas
Registration date : 2011-12-15

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:39 am

Blue Max wrote:
I'll go outside at my school and smoke my pipe and I only get positive comments or no comments at all.  I teach adults at a technical college so everyone can do as they please.  The "no comments" are almost always people who smoke cigarettes and don't care, and even like, that I'm smoking a pipe.  My students are great people and go  by the "live and let live" motto and mostly like that I am smoking a pipe and think it's pretty cool.
You would happen to teach at SCIT would you?
The reason I ask is you look familiar, but that was 15 years ago.
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flyguy

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Location : Idaho
Registration date : 2013-11-23

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:45 am

Zono, It doesn't seem fitting that you would be called an old man for smoking your pipe...now if they said that to me it would be entirely true!  
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SPUD 15

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Location : Winter Springs Florida
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:39 am

+1
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:44 pm

[quote="CharlG"]Over here in SA the black people especially are amazed, according to them only "madalas" (old men) smoke pipe.

Live long enough and you'll prove them right! Laughing 

Natch
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PlateauGuy

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Registration date : 2013-11-22

PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:12 pm

"Here's a novel idea, maybe because most or a lot of us have Grandchildren"

lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:48 pm

idbowman wrote:
I'm still in my early 30s, and most of the comments/questions that come my way are related to whatever illicit substance I must be smoking.
I'm coming up on the big 3-0 and whenever someone finds out I make or smoke pipes, the first question without fail is, "What kind of pipes?" Laughing 
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PozzSka

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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:26 pm

Except from my wife, who teases me and calls me an old man, I've gotten mostly positive responses in public. I don't smoke in restaurants or what not because Ohio has the smoking bans in place (which don't bother me, mostly, because I don't want to eat while 80 cigarette smokers are puffing away, I digress...). But, when I'm at an outdoor market, or walking down the sidewalk in the city (I say city because I live in a small town with very few sidewalks), I usually get "cool pipe" or "my grandpa/dad/uncle smoked a pipe"
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Blue Max

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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Thu Dec 05, 2013 7:55 pm

[q[/quote]You would happen to teach at SCIT would you?
The reason I ask is you look familiar, but that was 15 years ago. [/quote]
Nope. I've taught at different training facilities around and now at ITT Tech. Just teach 2 nights a week though and that's enough. What is SCIT?
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:05 pm

This is an excellent topic, and I am glad I'm not the only one that has gotten "stares" or "looks" from some people. I have gotten very positive remarks from other people. I figure if someone wants to give me a negative opinion, then they are someone I really don't want to associate with anyway.

I was at a conference in Fort Worth earlier this year and we went to Billy Bobs one night. I took out my pipe and got some looks from some guys around my age (late 30's). I explained that I quit smoking cigarettes several years ago and I have found that the pipe tobacco is not addicting to me like cigarettes were. The one guy later commented on how good it smelled. I think it is a stigma of it's something "old people" do and when I was smoking a pipe it made them feel old.

Since I have started smoking a pipe I have learned that my Grandfather and great Grandfather smoked pipes. Something I didn't know until I took up the hobby. My granddad smoked half and half, my gr. grandfather smoked prince albert.
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Location : Oregon
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:12 pm

There is a group of us locally who started in our 20s. We never received the comments about being old. Usually the comments were about the smell (good).

Now that I am older, that may change. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Old man jokes and comments due to pipe   Tue Dec 17, 2013 5:08 pm

A nice looking girl walked up to me the other day outside of wall mart and said !!You look like Santa Claus, with the white beard and pipe.!!I told her to be quiet, I was watching to see which girls were good and which ones were bad.She smiled and gave me a hug.I've been smoking these things for 54 years,and would you believe it? I didn't know they could do this.I have some catching up to do.Ho!Ho!Ho! Merry Xmas.
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