Saturday, June 23, 2012

A looser definition of quit

Mr. O. is a 75 year old with advanced Parkinson's disease.

He said he was an ex-smoker.

Me: How old were you when you quit smoking?

Mr. O.: Lets see, how old was I yesterday (he laughs)?

Me: You quit yesterday?

Mr. O.: Sort of. My son-in-law and I quit about 2 months ago but we've had about 1 or 2 a day since; but none since yesterday. My son-in-law says he completely quit but that only means he quit buying cigarettes-he still bums them off me everyday.

His son-in-law, who was in the room, reluctantly confirmed the information and in doing so was busted since his wife, who was also in the room, had no idea.

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