Monday, April 19, 2010

There's No Smoke Without Fire............








TODAY IS MY FIRST BLOGGIVERSARY!

I found this pic by accident when I was googling for a pic of a cake.

So terribly naughty - and yet so funny.

I'm using it as today's blog post is kind of smoking related.

Before I begin my tale, I would just like to thank my bloggy friend Taz at Ratbag for my award...........




Taz always leaves such lovely comments on my blog.

In time honoured tradition, I now pass this award onto.............











I'm not sure of the 'rules'. I think you ladies are supposed to pass it on to 10 of your followers.
(Don't worry though, I won't check up on you!)

This is a TRUE story.

Before I begin I would just like to say that it's not that I have more funny things happen around me than most people - it's more a case that I remember them. I have an 'eidetic memory.' (It's what used to be called a 'photographic memory.' It's sometimes a blessing and sometimes a curse!)

In the 1990's I worked for our local newspaper. I worked in the Advertising Department on the third floor.

Although there was a lift, at the end of the working day, most of left by the stairs. The lift only held 8 people, so the staircase was a much quicker 'escape' route.

We finished work at 5pm and from 4.55pm we would all sit at our desks, coat on, one eye on the clock.

Whilst we were running down the stairs, all of the smokers were fumbling about in their bags and pockets, eager to get their nicotine fix as fast as possible once we had all spilled out in the Car Park below.

One particular day, I was running downstairs with my colleagues Colin and Teresa. Colin smoked hand rolled cigarettes and he used one of these contraptions.




It would be in his pocket, ready primed, so that all he had to do was lift it to his lips and moisten the ciggie paper, with his tongue, left to right.

Colin had the fag tin in his hand and shouted, "Hang on a minute!" We all ground to a halt behind him. He lifted the tin towards his mouth put out his tongue to lick the paper. At the very same moment his mobile 'phone rang.

Teresa only half saw what was happening out the corner of her eye and didn't realise the noise was his 'phone.

Teresa is from Ohio, and with surprise and awe in her voice said..................

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"Gee Colin! I didn't know you could play the harmonica!"



24 comments:

winnibriggs said...

Hi Sue
Great post. Love the piccie. It says it all. Nothings bad for you if you're still doing it and reach 100!. No I dont smoke but could see the funny side.
Thanks for the award, thats very kind of you.
By the way that is my husbands party piece to tell everyone he married a Hooker!! What more can I say.

winnibriggs said...

Sorry Sue I forgot to say congratulations on your anniversary. Well done and keep it up.
Jenny x

Kelly said...

Happy blogiversary!!!
Thank you for the award, what an honour!

ted and bunny said...

happy anniversary!
How lovely to have a memory that remembers.
Now. . .where did I put the computer. . .

KC'sCourt! said...

Another wonderful funny story. Congratulations on the anniversary of your blog. Thank you for my award.

Shirl said...

Congratulations and thank you for the award. Your blogpost has given me the first giggle of the day! ... :0)

Shirl x

bad penny said...

He He ! The picture is great !
thank you for your sweet message & congratulations on your blogversary & award !

Isobel said...

Happy Blogsversary!
xxx

elegancemaison said...

Hi Sue - Happy Blog Anniversary! Your blog always cheers me up and today is no exception. Thank you for the award - Oo-er first one I've received and not sure where to put it!Cx

crafty cat corner said...

So glad I found your blog, without doubt it is the best blog to date.
I love a laugh and there are so many serious blogs out there.
Keep them coming and make me happy.
Briony

Menopausal musing said...

Congrats and thanks for the award. Another funny post..:O)))))

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Sue,
Happy 'Blogger-versary'!
Thanks for the award...if it's not too rude, how and where does one stick it? :-) (It's my first award and I'd hate to lose it in the 'web ether'!)
Congrats on your award too!

Sandie xx

karen said...

Love it!!!!Hilariousxxxxxx

Coco loves vintage said...

Here's to another fun bloggy year! xxx

Marilyn said...

One of lifes wierd happenings!!
Love it....
Have A Wonderful Day!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Taz said...

Happy blogaversary :)
Great story.....as always x

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Lol! Cute story!! Congrats on your anniversary!

Sandie's Patch said...

Thanks for the info re my award!
Sandie xx

vintage mum said...

Hi Sue
nice to meet you glad you like the fibro fairy. Cate

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Thanks for the award chick!

Congratulations too.

Or is it Happy Bloggy Birthday?

RosieP said...

Haha, love that story.

Hugs RosieP x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Haha love th photo.

Well done on reaching a year of blogging.

ted and bunny said...

Hi- I've left something for you to collect on my latest post.
I know that some people prefer not to accept these tags, but I still wanted to tell you that the time you spend creating such lovely blogs is much appreciated and admired.
Congrats on your anni!
xx

Libbie said...

That is cute :)

I loike a good laugh :)

CVongrats on your blogiversary!