30 Years On, I think that “Postliberal” sums it up best
Good for you for giving up smoking. I gave up sugar for Lent and it has been the hardest thing I ever gave up (am sure I won't make it thru all of Lent). At least a dozen times a day fighting cravings for something sweet and feeling sorry for myself, even tho I'm letting myself eat a few starchy things (wholegrain only).
Let me try making up a story for you..."I was walking down the sidewalk last Tuesday, when a bolt of lightning struck, instantly destroying all the cigarettes in my pocket, but leaving the rest of me completely apparently unaffected. Since then,however, I have noticed that whenever I touch a pack of cigarettes, it crumbles into dust on contact with my hand. This only happens with cigarettes, but nothing else. I have tried standing close to other smokers while they are exhaling, but even the smoke seems to disappear when it touches me. So, I guess I have accidentally quit smoking.I have started walking around carrying a loaf of bread in hopes that lightning will strike again and remove the starchy foods from my life, but I'm not holding out much hope."
No, that would be an interesting story. It would be much cooler if your story were true.
Congrats for kicking the habit! I think we all wish our vices left us accidentally. Giving up coffee for 9 months of pregnancy has been torture enough, so I decided not to give up anything tangible this year and instead focus on the time I've "given up" to meaningless activities in order to hopefully put it to better use. 5 more months till coffee. Sigh...
One day at a time.
By the addition of the words "by accident" you removed any possible claim to your story being uninteresting. And...because you left the door open, I went ahead and invented a story that showed no regard for your sense of interestingness -- since your interesting sensors obviously need recalibration.And...I left out the part about how the thing that bugged you most about the whole thing is that your favorite hawaiian shirt was ruined. btw - don't read this as a plea to hear your story. I don't care about your story. I have now coopted your story and it is now all about me. ;-)
I am reminded of Hal Holbrook's Mark Twain line: "Quitting smoking is easy. I've done it hundreds of times."Like the man said, one day at a time.I have vices other than smoking. Though I know it is difficult to stop smoking.
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