I don't expect people to read more than the first line of this, or to answer its, I just think to post it would make me feel a bit better!
Our closest friends are lovely, most of the time, but i can't help thinking I have made them feel a whole lot better about themselves over the years.
As long as i was smoking and drinking more than them, it was fine.
I know i shouldnt worry about it now, but how many times do i have to correct them when they say I used to (used to - nice phrase) smoke miles more than them, it was actually only four or five more a day.
The difference between our habit was that I smoked a total of fifteen all daylong , they smoke ten each for 2 hours in the evening.
Yes, I must admit, this attitude has helped with my quit, because i have enjoyed every minute of telling them I was giving up, but why does it still bug me, nearly a month into my quit, that they still refer to my past as if I was a chain smoking chimney. Especially when I am watching them chain smoke ten benson and hedges one after the other in their kitchen a past saturday night, and i was two weeks into my quit.
They are giving up soon, because obviously if a chain smoking being like myself can, anyone can. And i agree i think they might find it easier because I have all day to contend with not smoking, they have only 7.30 till 9.30 in the evening to face, but the withdrawal shouldnt be that much easier.
I do wish them well, it might not sound like it, but i do ...I know i shouldnt get annoyed .. I know i should take advantage of the situation and just agree that I was actually on forty a day, so that i can say I have done particulary well giving up ..compared to anyone else, because i used to smoke so much.... but I can't.
Lets see what happens when they quit, shall we.
moan over - happy face back on