Give Me My Old Molds

Otis Orchards, Washington
May 24, 2016 3:12pm CST
Back when I was in high school I went rollerskating at a rink nearly every Saturday night. I would meet up with some friends there and we would skate until the rink closed. One of my friend and his brother smoked cigarettes. They tried to get me to start but it made no sense to me. Puff in a bunch of smoke, blow it out and cough my head off. Yeah, they stuff a cigarette in my mouth and I took one puff and I was done (smoking that is–not coughing). After I finished coughing I told my friend no more cigarettes for me. One puff was plenty. He told me once I got used to it I wouldn’t cough anymore. I told him I had no desire to get used to it. Back in those days there was a brand of cigarettes called Old Gold. My friend’s brother smoked them. One night he had set his pack of Old Gold on a table. As we started to leave he realized he left his cigarettes on the table. He said to his brother, “Give me my Old Molds.” A slip of the tongue. We all got a good laugh out of that. I said something about them being old moldy things alright and that he should stop smoking them. Of course he did not. Over the years as I watched more and more people quit smoking or complain about how hard of a time they were having trying to quit, I was quite proud of myself for never starting. And it still makes no sense to me to puff in a bunch of smoke just to blow it out. I suppose since I have never been a smoker I’ll never understand it. Hopefully more and more kids today will realize smoking isn’t “cool “ and never start.
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6 responses
• United States
24 May 16
Haha thats a real good joke I bet you guys shared over and over again. Old Molds lolz A great memory my friend. I am impressed you did not get sucked in by the smoke.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
24 May 16
I could never understand why people wanted to smoke in the first place. And I've always thought it was a big waste of money. I once asked a guy why he didn't just suck on the exhaust pipe of his car because that would get the job done quicker. He said he wouldn't look "cool" sucking on an exhaust pipe. But he did agree it would get the job done faster.
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• United States
24 May 16
@RichardMeister Ha Yeah not cool to do that either one smoking or exhaust piping lolz
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• United States
24 May 16
@RichardMeister Surely..guess smoking must be more fun lolz
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
24 May 16
I've never even taking that first puff. The smell of smoke is too off putting for me. In fact, many people in my building smoke and just the other day, signs went up outside our entrance telling them they cannot smoke right outside that entrance, but have to move 50 feet away. You should have heard all the whining! lol They can't walk that far! Their lungs can't handle it! lol
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May 16
That is a great new rule.
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@CRK109 (14290)
• United States
28 May 16
@JamesHxstatic oh it's positively brilliant! Now I can go out there and actually sit near the doorway waiting for my rides and I don't have to choke and cough!
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 May 16
In the state of Washington they passed a law that people cannot smoke within a certain distance from the entry of a public building. Also there is to be no smoking in any public building which means people can't even smoke in bars. There was a lot of whining about that. At my last job they didn't allow smoking on the property unless the employee was in their vehicle. Otherwise they had to go out on the street.
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@Freelanzer (6724)
• Canada
29 May 16
You were smart not to start smoking I didn't when I was encouraged by friends for the same reason even though I did try once or twice.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
29 May 16
It only took me one puff.
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• Eugene, Oregon
27 May 16
I had pretty much the same experience. My three older sisters smoked, mot of my friends did in high school, and most everyone in the army did too. Like you, I even tried it once, maybe twice, but always hated the smell. I stopped allowing people to smoke in my house many years ago and am glad that laws now ban smoking in restaurants and (here) even in bars.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
28 May 16
I never took more than one puff and that was that. The law in Washington state is the same. No smoking in any public places not even bars.
@suziecat7 (3448)
• Asheville, North Carolina
26 May 16
It's good that you didn't let peer pressure get you smoking.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
26 May 16
You could say I had better common sense.
@JudyEv (107926)
• Bunbury, Australia
25 May 16
I have never smoked either but I love standing next to people who do. I think if I had started I would have found it hard to give up later.
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• Otis Orchards, Washington
25 May 16
I heard research has shows women have a harder time trying to kick the habit than men do.
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