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No, not for me, for a friend.  Hope I didn't scare you!


I was on my way to a friends house to return a book I had borrowed.  He called and asked if I could pick up a pack of cigarettes for him because he was broke until tomorrow.  I said no problem.  And it wasn't.  Didn't bother me buying them.  Didn't bother me having them in my car for 20 minutes.  Didn't bother me him coming out to meet me and immediately lighting one up.  I didn't really think it would bother me, but wasn't totally sure until it was all over.


I did get a little bit of a shock though.  He asked me how much he owed me, and I realized I didn't get a receipt.  I asked him how much he usually paid, and he answered $7!  That's almost $1.50 more than when I quit 2 years ago!  I'm so glad I quit.  I really can't afford it anymore.


Smoking and Alzheimer’s

Posted by TomW5.15.17 Jul 14, 2019

Just had my 3rd annual screening since I quit.  Once again will get a $400 discount off the annual premium for being a non-smoker.  I have to admit, all the scare tactics of dire health consequences that were thrown at me over the years never phased me one bit.  Even as I could feel my health deteriorating.  But money definitely talks. 


I know, poor prioritizing on my part, money over health. But glad the results help in both departments.  Here's to our health (and wealth)!