Monday, December 13, 2010

News from the Ridge

Mrs. Sunbather's husband died last week. They had been married for over 60 years and she is very, very sad, so I stopped by to visit and express my condolences.

The first thing I noticed when she answered the door is that it smelled smoky. The second thing I noticed after I walked in the door is that my eyes were watering and my throat was scratchy. The longer I sat there, the worse it got. I knew she didn't smoke and was starting to worry something might actually be on fire.  Finally I asked, "Mrs. Sunbather, do you smell smoke?"

She looked at me a minute and confessed. "It's me. I decided I wanted a cigarette today so I bought some a little bit ago." 

"Did it make you feel better?"

"No. That's why I smoked the whole pack."

88 years old and able to hotbox an entire pack of cigarettes in just a couple of hours. Impressive, to say the least!

6 comments:

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

Lucky she wasn't smoking dope.

Diana said...

Downed the whole damn pack! That's priceless!!

Over 60 years and now alone-that sucks! Hugs to the Mrs.

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chia said...

Bless, I cannot imagine what she's going through. *Hugs*

Your ears must have been burning. Someone asked me last night how I finished Portland. I blamed you. I hope you don't mind :-)

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Ange said...

I'd have done the same thing.
Best I ever managed was half a pack, back in my teens after a break-up. She must be really really sad, poor thing.
Thank you for not giving her hell for smoking.