Smokerings & stereotypes, what should I quit?
An aquintance of mine that I've cycled with for over three years, just about fell over with a cardiac when he stopped by my garage for some help with his bike and he caught me smoking. "I didn't know you smoked", says he. "Yeah, I do", I confessed. I went on to explain the health benefits of smoking. He didn't pay any attention at all. I told him I was Catholic and all Catholics smoke. Still no bite. "But, I'm in the Knights of Columbus and we have special rituals that require smoking". He almost took that one since he's Baptist and they don't know much about the Catholic cult. Am I being stereotyped for smoking? I've been enjoying pipe smoking for many years. Should I keep this perversion of mine hidden? I want to hear from other smokers on this issue.