In lieu of a regularly scheduled knitting entry — I have been working on some bunnies, who are felting in the washer as we speak — I give you an email that I just sent to Vicki. She and I have been emailing regarding our upcoming Smoke Out. Here it is:
At first glance, I didn’t think much of today’s Quitnet wisdom. But I have been thinking about it and am coming up with some interesting reactions — ones that make no sense and I am almost embarrassed to say out loud!
I have become such a tool of the media/marketing of cigs — I do like the image it gives me! I do like being part of a fringe group. I do like people thinking that I don’t look like I smoke – I want them to think I have a deep, murky, dangerous side!!
I am a 42 year old, overweight housewife. I do not have a dangerous side. I have no wild past — I grew up in a two parent household, I had a wonderful childhood. I got good grades. I went to college. I got married. I had children.
That is it! No almost falling out of society due to drug use — even my experimentation was well controlled and at the time, I thought well thought out! No really wild nights.
I am boring Vicki!! I don’t want to read the story of my life — it’s a yawner!
So to answer Quitnet’s question – I do like to have a smoker’s image — it signals to the world that maybe I am not always willing to do the right thing.
**Dear Reader, please do not leave me any comments regarding my true image as an asshole flirting with lung cancer and a myriad of other diseases. This is a gut reaction type of post!