Smokefree Christmas Shopping!

After nearly six months, another little gift of an experience....eight hours of Christmas food shopping and wandering around shops with the wife and teenage kids; overall relatively painless and trouble-free, but above all, not a fag break in the pouring rain outside a shop in sight.

Thanks to all on this forum, this gift was given to me by you all :)

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  • Yay Angrybear... well done :)

    8 hours shopping, flipping heck that was some serious shopping.

    Standing in the pouring rain and getting soaked, smoking soggy fags... thats one thing I definitely don't miss.

    Well done Bear.

    Love May x :D

  • Well done! I hope you and your family have a lovely smoke free Christmas bear. All the best for a smoke free New Year too. xx

  • Hi Bear,

    You reminded me of my shopping trip in Ireland a few weeks ago. Not 8 hours (thank goodness!). Still, I certainly didn't envy the smokers huddled in shop doorways in the cold wind with drizzling sideways rain.

    I rarely think about smoking these days, and if I do it's mostly when I see that type of situation, happy that I don't need to go to those lengths for a fix.

    Alex.

  • Oh my word!

    AB is officially a hero!

    8 hours!!!! :eek:

    Anything resembling Dawn of the Dead? :D

  • Great story!

    I remember those days, standing outside, shivering in the cold and wind, trying to "enjoy" a cigarette while freezing my butt off. Sure wasn't the romantic image that Humphrey Bogart had given us!

    Nowadays, I have a moment of disgust when entering or leaving a shopping mall, because inevitably I'll have to wade through a small group of people smoking near the entrance. I finally understand why other people gave me dirty looks when they saw me out there, puffing away. It stinks!

  • 8 hours

    :eek:

    8 HOURS

    :eek:

    8 BLOOMING HOURS

    Are you mad

    psssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst

    havent you heard about that wonderful invention

    called

    the internet

    :p

    where you can sit in the comfort of your own home with a coffee or tea or even a nice big boozy drink and get all your shopping without any hassles of crowds the dreaded queues the awful music oh and let us not forget trying to find a parking place or even worse struggling on the bus with the pushchairs and the weird folk that only seem to come out at christmas with bags that the handle just broke as you try and work your way to get of the damn thing and thats if the driver even stops

    ummmm omg no thanks

    i still went into town to see the lights and sat in the pub having a drink while people watching and having a smug smile on my face hehe

    thats the best sort ot christmas shopping experience i enjoy

    :D

    come on people you know it makes sense

    .

  • After nearly six months, another little gift of an experience....eight hours of Christmas food shopping and wandering around shops with the wife and teenage kids; overall relatively painless and trouble-free, but above all, not a fag break in the pouring rain outside a shop in sight.

    Thanks to all on this forum, this gift was given to me by you all :)

    Strewth.....8 hours, and with wife and teenagers......blimey, there must be some serious harmony in your family - well done.

    Thanks for your valuable contributions to the forum too AB.

  • Anything resembling Dawn of the Dead? :D

    We stayed out of shopping centres yesterday, but I've had the thoughts before when I've been to the big "malls":D

  • Glad it's not just me that relates to this, I did end up behind one bloke who was puffing away furiously in a doorway and ended up with a faceful as I passed him. I didn't get resentful, I must have done it enough times to others, but just didn't notice it at the time....we did the lot in a day and I'd already done a load online, or it would have been worse I think. Mind you the queues were non-existent apart from the supermarket; the rain did us a favour on that score.....

  • We stayed out of shopping centres yesterday, but I've had the thoughts before when I've been to the big "malls":D

    Me too mucker :D

    It was quite a good social commentary he put together in that film.

    I've felt like it myself when my OH has dragged me round by the scruff of the neck before now....:eek:

  • Yeah he was inspired by a trip out shopping. Tobe Hooper was inspired to make "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in 1974 while out shopping too....:eek:

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