Thursday, May 31, 2007

Just 8 cms Away......

What did the tall chimney tell the small chimney?

" You are too young to smoke"

Not a milllion dollar question, not a wisecrack, just an old joke. But why now? why today???

Today is a special day...two reasons:
Today is one of my closest friend's birthday..Happy Birthday Cosmos...

The second reason is something I have been toying with. I dont know if this is the appropriate place, all I know is that this is the most appropriate time..

Cigarrette smoking is injurious to health, words marked in red. The one who sells cant read, the one who can read, chooses not to. I shall not go into its ill-effects, not because its oft-repeated but because that is not my objective here.

It causes Cancer, infertility, leukemia and several other life threatening complications, but who cares? thats not the objective, like I said. Thats all just in the books or on TV where the style statement on 70mm, turns into a public service message. But again who cares?

I do. I am a self-confessed passive smoker. I have a chimney at home.
The chimney for smoke uses an 8 cm long nicotine filled stick-like object, which needs a matchstick or the more sophisticated, lighter to burn. This results in a sensation that gives you a high and for those like me, gives a rock bottom all-time low.

It burns the lungs, takes the life outta you and they call it 'stress-buster'..
Even I can smoke if I want to, but unlike those who do, I have this very irresistable urge to live.
Smoking, I guess wont give me that high!

They say there are ways to control it. Hong Kong has recently developed an e-cigarette. Then there is hypnosis and then there are several other alternatives. But the point is, unless one wants to leave it for good, he/she wouldn take any of these steps. Saif ALi Khan complained of chest pain and was admitted to the hospital recently. The reason: excessive smoking. Are you waiting for that warning? Oh but again, thats not the objective.

Appa, this is the last time. I want you to be there to see your grand-children grow. Thats a very dramatic dialogue, but if this doesn't work, nothing would. I know how much a goldflake, or kings as you so very lovingly call it, costs. No. Not 30 bucks. It costs life. Is it worth it?

Is that 8 cm long piece of lifeless crap more precious?

The choice is still yours, we are still at a distance.... just 8 cms away...

Bridge the gap... just 8 cms away...

This is an appeal, if this doesnt work...nothing would....
Nothing ever would....

Just 8 cms away....Appa...

Happy No Tobacco Day....

30 comments:

Reema Banerjee said...

I would say the same to Arcane Crapper, who already is RIP, to Post Marxist who thinks its his choice and it is legal...to Anandita who feels sutta is cool and to tanvi who looks like a cig herself...to anjali who uses it to lsoe weight, to the other nameless people, who kill me everyday.
Stop killing me at least. u have no right to do so.

Geetha said...

Oh Dear
You are such a responsible daughter let me see atleast this post of yours brings some change in him and make him responsible. Hats off to u. I am happy to see ur post tears rolling down my cheeks but the black smoke always dominates..........just 8cm away

amma

Anand Sarolkar said...

This sure would work! coz this came from the bottom of the heart.

Cosmos said...

Thank you very much for both the reasons of writing this post. Do you know we had dicided something over phone and you have started it. Great now our victory is just 8cm away..

unforgiven said...

Someone who smokes in a closed room without another person, without the other person's choice being involved, should be prosecuted for assault.

I mean that seriously.


Other than that, smoking is just fine. 8 cm's of heaven.

Cosmos said...

@unforgiven.. Dude it cant be like that if 8 cm is like heaven then what about that hell which the person's children will have to see after his visit to heaven.

I agree it is like heaven but somethimes what ever you see that is not reality. Heaven is Life and Life is Family.

Geetha said...

@unforgiven..i feel really sorry for you. You guys have become a slave to
8 cms long paper pack. wake up and come back to heaven which is more than 8cms

Me Thinks.. said...

@ Reema I have been saying this to so mnay ppl for so long...

@ Amma This has to bring about a change, i hope.. responsible daughter!!! thats a very big compliment...thank you ;)

@ Cosmos Yes 8 cms away, I hope it works..

@ unforgiven you wouldnbe able to forgive yourself for this! quit before it life quits! u seem to be in a hurry to go to heaven...still your choice..

pRicky said...

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Speechless!!!
you render me exactly what the word says...
ah...
I wont stop smoking though...
I wont...

unforgiven said...

@cosmos: Read my comment again. As long as it effects me, it is my choice. The idea is for it not to effect anyone else's life.

If my staying alive or healthy effects someone else's life, well then, tough.


@geetha: In which case, I feel really sorry for you too. Sorry for the fact that you cannot think beyond what it is that you feel is right or good.

@me thinks: Thank you. At least you do understand that it IS after all, my choice.

Prude said...

Beautiful...he needs your courage to give it up and he has it. Good luck. :)

Arcane Crapper said...

Reema, shut up. I've never smoked in front of you.

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Yes. You're right. Smoking is injurious in more ways than a person will know--physically and psychologically.

However, humans are fallible. Every human progresses in thought, in wisdom and in life. Someone I know once said - "Everybody needs some form of intoxication to thrive upon, even if it's just caffeine. Spirituality is for saints, intoxication's what I've got."

Nicotine is one such intoxication. True, some people choose to smoke. It is but the beginning. All one needs to do is search for a higher form of intoxication to break free of lower ones. And I'm on an addiction that slowly replaces nicotine, with petrol and fresh air on the highway. :)

nothin.. within said...

well its a very serious post about ofcourse a very serios issue but the comment over it really made it humourous ;-)but i liked the idea tell me one thing have u really measured 8 cm

saahil said...

very very well said..n quite a unique style of giving the message...loved the description of chimney..well thot :)

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saahil said...

yup will look fwd for ur no alcohol post he he...

blogrolled ya :)..

a request can u plz enable anon and other comments option..:)

unforgiven said...

84mm, 8cm, close enough.

Geetha said...

@unforgiven oh what fun slowly you people are start measuring the size of the paper roll haaaaa. it is not late still u can give up.
@mt thanks good topic to discuss

Tsu said...

this is a great post!!! :) 8cm of hell or heaven the choice is ures huh??? very well written.. appa we need to see ure comment on this.. or does Action speak louder than words???
An innocent plea from a daughter to her father and the rest of her world!!! :) nice!!! u go gurl!! and cosmos belated happy birthday:)

pRicky said...

@unforgiven: Dude you dont have either the right to be sorry or have a way at being sorry for anyone...
YOu are spending ur time measuring phallic fixation of your childhood with the inability. you are a bloody weak existence who has to fellatio a bloody nicotine stick to ge tby from moment to moment...
Dont you bloody feel sorry for anyone more over not for aunty...
so get a life... and mind what you say.
I dont expect you to figure even a fraction of what has been elucidated for your barmy benefit but alas!!!

unforgiven said...

Now we'll have some fun :)

>pricky said...
>@unforgiven: Dude you dont have either the right to be sorry or have a way at being sorry for anyone...

'..have a way at being sorry for..'

Grammar wasn't particularly your strong point in school, was it? Oh I am sorry, is it.
Neither is comprehension apparently.


>YOu are spending ur time measuring phallic fixation of your childhood with the inability.

I've smoked for a long time now but I don't believe that thought has ever entered my mind. So if you see someone smoke a cigarette, all you can think about is "phallic fixation"? Dude, listen to me. There is NOTHING wrong with being who you are, alright? Gay people are also perfectly normal.
Now just come out of the closet and stop fucking around.



>you are a bloody weak existence who has to fellatio a bloody nicotine stick to ge tby from moment to moment...

Oh wow, you're really into this aren't you? Geez, boy, you need some release. Tried 'frisco? Or a psychologist. Seems that you need both.


>Dont you bloody feel sorry for anyone more over not for aunty...

"Aunty"? You are in school aren't you? Geez, I am so sorry! I thought I was just making a joke.
Wait, you didn't get that part, did you?

Come back in a few years boy, at least make it worth my time.


>so get a life... and mind what you say.

I am not sure if I want to really take suggestions from a frustrated gay kid with bad grammar and a non-existent brain. I'll take my chances with a cigarette, thank you!


>I dont expect you to figure even a fraction of what has been elucidated for your barmy benefit but alas!!!

I'm sorry (again!) but the concept of lucidity in a vague, incoherrent ramble by a pussillanimous boy revolting to the surge of androgens released by virtue of his inability to fulfill his phallic fantasies, totally escapes me.



I am sure now this'll get you all pissed off and you'll burst off another torrent of incorrent crap which will entertain me for another ten minutes.

Oh God, at times, stupid people can be so much fun. Particularly when they don't know it :)

pRicky said...
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pRicky said...

oh man look at the old and mature guy rant at length about how he can cover his assuming darning fixated existence with affronts.
COmprehension and logic evades you and thats quite obvious but just to help you out here, You couldnt understand what I said and you most certainly didnt understan a word anyone else said.
If you would go bvack to all that you have written you would realise that stunted is the way u r and seconf you have assumed so much in all your pathetic rant that you didnt get the point...
anyway to makes thing lucid for you in a couple of years you pathetic mongeral of existence wouldnt be able to get anything up or down and I would just need to blow at you and you would wither away...
And read up on psychology son...
hen use the words...
Also as a rejoinder, all that u dont understand is neither unintelligent nor stupid its just you are a stupid fart.
and if language (and I hope that you know language is a synonym to swearing ahich is synonym to abusing) is all how you can defend your point i am not even sure you you comprehend your over smoked mind...

*Oh God, at times, stupid people can be so much fun. Particularly when they don't know it :)*
You are right on sucker!!!
Good you make me laugh so hard and I would if it wasnt so pathetic...

*I am sure now this'll get you all pissed off and you'll burst off another torrent of incorrent crap which will entertain me for another ten minutes.*
Ten minutes??? really!!!
If you were any slower you would have been walking back to the time when you were shitting crazy all over the place and crying obnoxiously over the wet diper you were in but hang that hasnt changed even now as is quite obvious by your comments.
And you will have to take chances with your ciggarete all right cause thats going somewhere very high in your anatomy and from bottoms up and NO I dont even think you would comprehend any of what I siad not untill you buy loads of IQ and even on sale you wouldnt be able to afford it. So you broken old rant give it up. you are way out of your league in every department may it be at combacks which are merely laughable and only pathetic...
and now before you blow your weak smoked dependent nerves and rant all over think about it...
I dont really care what you think. actually i dont think you are capable of that. just stuff it and bugger off with your 84mm of presumed manhood and sod of with it...
and unlike you this interaction and i credit you with that word has been anything but fun. Cause unlike you i dont enjoy interacting with half boiled sods who presume they are gods gift to the entity of intelligence

unforgiven said...

@pricky: I can't believe I read through the whole comment. I want the last 3 minutes of my life back!

Man, how am I supposed to cut you down when you do so much better a job yourself?

Seriously, what a waste of time.

pRicky said...

And thats a comeback?? Didnt understand a word did you??
TCH TCH!!! I think I can actually pity you now...
Do you even know what cutting down means...
Stop embarrassing yourself. OH but how can you now since you have already gone beyond...
I cant believe your heaving lungs let you live after you read that...
and I see your speed has improved...
Good good...

unforgiven said...

Actually I lied. I didn't really read the entire comment. After struggling through the grammatical fuckups and painfully stupid comments, I pretty much gave up half way.

So you are probably right, I didn't really understand a thing. Not sure if anyone did but hey, you are probably right :)

Take care kid. In a few years you will grow up, hopefully.

Vodka said...

Oh Good Lord!!

@ unforgiven AND pRicky:

Give it up, will you?

Both of you are desecrating someone else's blog. Find another place to fight it out,alright? No one else wants to hear about it.

@methinks: I thought that was a commendable and very sincere plea from daughter to father. But i have learnt from experience that unless they want to quit, no amount of our begging ever works..

I really hope it works for you, love.

mystupendoussalvation said...

I really hope it will work plz do let me know if it does n one request MT can i take this post a print out i wanna give to one sweet guy in my life who has started doing it....... n it jus pissed me off!!!
i m sure this ll give both the man in our life some brains to quit that,
hats off MT
U r a kind of daugther every dad want to

angelofdusk said...

i wish i had the courage to say this to your co april 19th... i hate to see him choke with laryngitis, ulcers, throat sore, acidity and still............. kudos girl . and like always great writing.

vidi said...

YUCK! I hate people who smoke, moreover,in public. Hope you have had your dad read this! :)
good work kiddo!

pooja said...

..............................
i am dumbstruck dear!!!!
are peripa ab to man jao!!
papa ne bhi chod diya tha (pata nahi kaise)!!
and btw sorry for the late comment ........reading your blog fully ony today..........
AWESOME