Awkward!!!!

I was at work last night with a client that ive cared for a long time. For the first time ever i was asked to help her smoke a cigarette. This involved lighting it, holding it and putting it to her mouth. I point blank refused to light it for her as to me that would besmoking myself so git her husband to light it but then stood there holding the cigarette for her and helping her smoke. I panicked when i realised what i was going to have to do but actually i absolutely hated it! The smell, the smoke and watching her exhale the smoke was the worst thing. It really made me realise how much i now hate smoking.

I got really annoyed when i came home and told my OH about it and he asked me if id smoked any. I felt insulted that he had to ask andhe didnt think that my response was one of horror!

Its one month since i stopped today and i can honestly say i cannot see myself smoking again.

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  • I was at work last night with a client that ive cared for a long time. For the first time ever i was asked to help her smoke a cigarette. This involved lighting it, holding it and putting it to her mouth. I point blank refused to light it for her as to me that would besmoking myself so git her husband to light it but then stood there holding the cigarette for her and helping her smoke. I panicked when i realised what i was going to have to do but actually i absolutely hated it! The smell, the smoke and watching her exhale the smoke was the worst thing. It really made me realise how much i now hate smoking.

    I got really annoyed when i came home and told my OH about it and he asked me if id smoked any. I felt insulted that he had to ask andhe didnt think that my response was one of horror!

    Its one month since i stopped today and i can honestly say i cannot see myself smoking again.

    Oh wow Tic, I'm amazed and a little disgusted that you're expected to do that - thought smoking in the workplace was illegal so people didn't breathe that muck in? Guessing that was at her house but even so.

    It's good that you refused to light it - why couldn't her husband help her smoke (how ridiculous) if he was there anyway? Can't see how that falls into the duties of a carer!!

    Would have said no to the whole thing probably - you wouldn't get an alcoholic to pour drinks and it's the same thing IMO!!

    Glad you realised how vile it is as well, and as for your husband - he's a man and they're from a different planet!!

    You know you didn't smoke, that's what matters :)

    Well done on being quit for a month too xx

  • Oh wow Tic, I'm amazed and a little disgusted that you're expected to do that - thought smoking in the workplace was illegal so people didn't breathe that muck in? Guessing that was at her house but even so.

    It's good that you refused to light it - why couldn't her husband help her smoke (how ridiculous) if he was there anyway? Can't see how that falls into the duties of a carer!!

    Would have said no to the whole thing probably - you wouldn't get an alcoholic to pour drinks and it's the same thing IMO!!

    Glad you realised how vile it is as well, and as for your husband - he's a man and they're from a different planet!!

    You know you didn't smoke, that's what matters :)

    Well done on being quit for a month too xx

    Hi Gemma,

    You'll be amazed at some of the things we have to do! Husband was busy and there was time left on her call. It was not pleasant!

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