OK, I noticed this at the weekend....ALL MY FRIENDS SMOKE! Not just social smokers, actual more than 10 a day smokers.
We were out again with another couple on Saturday night who both smoked. Last weekend I was out with a group of 7 people who all smoked (bar me of course!) and I can think of another half dozen people I count as frinds who all smoke. Is this because we are social outcasts as smokers and all group together as a result of our persecution? Or because we're similar types of people?
Just an obervation really. I did find it a bit rude when my mate would get up half way through conversation and go for a fag, but then I used to do that too. I also used to smell like he did when he got back. I could smell smoke on the waitress too (hopefully unconnected to my mate having a smoke as his wife is an expert kickboxer). But what can you say? I smoked for 20 years.....but I didn't have one this Saturday night.
It felt very strange....out of body experience strange....seeing what I used to look like.
How do you reconcile stopping smoking with friends who smoke?