I started this pipesmoking venture as a closet smoker a few months back. Hidden away in my backyard amongst a pair of non-judgemental german shorthair pointers I fumbled with a few briars and various tobacco blends. Awkward and cautious I poked and tamped and blew smoke away from the prodding eyes of the public. Like most, I figured out what I liked and what would be flushed down the toilet (1-Q). Confidence grew and I eventually felt less awkward in my habits. What started off as an early morning pipe and an after work smoke began to evolve into a "most of the day" smoke.
Now I charr a bowl while preparing my coffee. Smoke a bit before I leave for work. Smoke on my drive to work. Burn a bowl at lunch and proudly sport a briar on my drive home. Yes, there are looks of confusion and surprise from fellow commuters. Double-takes and smirks abound. I puff away and don't give a #[email protected]%. The other day while driving home I ran across another fellow pipester. We shared a laugh, raised a briar and went on our merry ways.
My point is this....
Piping while driving has made me a better smoker in two ways.
1)I have finally reached that point where I don't really have to think about my breathing any more. I just smoke.
2) I just don't really care what others think while I'm doing it. "GROWTH".
I think the same thing happened to me. Once I started driving and smoking I stopped thinking/worrying about every puff and just drove. Next thing I know I am halfway thru a bowl and was hooked. It sure makes driving more enjoyable and less stress.
I have train tracks that can stop traffic for 15 minutes. Before pipes these would get me irritable. Not anymore - "Sorry honey, stuck behind the train. Be home when the train is gone or my pipe is gone, whichever comes last." haha
As a trucker that covers many miles, I concur. The pipe really helps the miles roll away and helps you keep a proper perspective on the knuckleheads that you share the road with.
"Governments may think and say as they like, but force cannot be eliminated, and it is the only real and unanswerable power. We are told that the pen is mightier than the sword, but I know which of these weapons I would choose."~Sir Adrian
I don’t know buddy, think you’re older then me. Having said that don’t you already have a girl? LOL... cheers. 🤪👍
Yes I am truly grateful for what I have. I was just being funny. People seem to think me older. I have always gotten along with people older than me, so maybe that's part of it. Anyway I am actually 40.
Last Edit: Dec 3, 2020 2:52:25 GMT -5 by mrlunting
Post by Legend Lover on Dec 3, 2020 11:30:37 GMT -5
I've never yet tried to smoke a pipe while driving, but I doubt I will. I don't like stinking up the car. That said, I'd be interested to see if it would make me a better driver...or a better pipe smoker.
I do like the growth you've encountered by not caring what people think...I'd like to grow in that way too. I care too much in some ways...in other ways, not at all.
I only smoke in my work truck. I notice I drive slower when I am smoking and tend to smoke more on the way to work that I do on the way home. I don't try and pack my pipe or try my first light while driving. But do tamp and relight.
I used to smoke when I drove the green valley loop. I had time to on my drive between Tucson and green valley 4 times a day. I’m in town now so it’s short hops. I miss it sometimes but not the mileage I was putting on my car.