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No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by Stanley76 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:45 pm

I was thinking about how much I enjoy this forum and watching Youtube pipe tobacco reviewers and it hit me that I like it so much because I do not know anybody in my day to day life that smokes a pipe. Or cigars either for that matter. I do know a couple of guys from church who dip snuff or smoke cigarettes, young guys but I seriously do not have any friends to smoke a pipe with. Vapers are everywhere but they make me nervous because they are strange and from the future. Come to think of it, I don't remember that many pipe smokers from my youth. A couple of Sheriffs did, I knew a dean at a University who did and a Chief of a Campus police department who did, but that's about it. Lucky for me, I sort of view smoking a pipe as a solitary introspective type thing and not a group sport.
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Re: No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by UncleBob » Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:53 pm

I never saw anyone smoke a pipe until after college. I did find my grandpa's pipes when I was in High School (he died when I was eight) in the shed but my grandmother hated them and tossed them out after I found them.
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Post by JimVH » Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:12 am

Pipe smokers are very rare around here, but I did have a nice surprise recently. About a year ago I hired a young man to be our safety coordinator. I found out recently he's a pipe smoker. The rest of my staff are all girly girls, and while they are exceptional employees, they really suck at talking about pipes, tobacco, and man grunt stuff. The new guy now has a unique form of job security.

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Post by Bloodhound » Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:14 am

I had a few guys from work who would meet up and smoke a cigar with me, but no pipe smokers and now those cigar guys have moved on to other employment and...

I am thankful for the guys from CPS that are close...although we don't get together nearly enough, we can and do meet up for a smoke and a meal and some fellowship.
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Re: No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by ReverendThom » Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:01 pm

Pipe is my excuse to escape from everybody.

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Re: No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by Fainn » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm

ReverendThom wrote:Pipe is my excuse to escape from everybody.

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Same here.

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Post by Hovannes » Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:43 pm

I used to smoke my pipe in the company of my dog.
For awhile I used to smoke in the company of my daughter's rabbit.
Sadly, both critters have sloughed off their mortal coils.
I really look forward to smoking at the Chestercon, but for the most part it is a solitary endeavor.
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Re: No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by mel64us » Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:22 am

Stanley76 wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:45 pm
I was thinking about how much I enjoy this forum and watching Youtube pipe tobacco reviewers and it hit me that I like it so much because I do not know anybody in my day to day life that smokes a pipe. Or cigars either for that matter. I do know a couple of guys from church who dip snuff or smoke cigarettes, young guys but I seriously do not have any friends to smoke a pipe with. Vapers are everywhere but they make me nervous because they are strange and from the future. Come to think of it, I don't remember that many pipe smokers from my youth. A couple of Sheriffs did, I knew a dean at a University who did and a Chief of a Campus police department who did, but that's about it. Lucky for me, I sort of view smoking a pipe as a solitary introspective type thing and not a group sport.
My father and maternal grandfather were pipe smokers. In the 1970s, I served in the Army with quite a few pipe smokers. It is rare to see one now, but the local cigarette stores sell OTC blends, so I know someone in Janesville, Wi smokes them.

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Post by rgcurrey » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:17 pm

I am blessed as I have two friends locally that are pipe guys and we try to get together twice a month.
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Re: No Pipe Smokers to be Found

Post by 7formy1911 » Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:33 pm

Fainn wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:29 pm
ReverendThom wrote:Pipe is my excuse to escape from everybody.

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Same here.

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Yup, me too.
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