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September 21st, 2002

Question for Smokers

I have a question for the smokers (or ex-smokers) in the audience: what’s up with asking people if they have a light?

It seems strange to me that someone could be a smoker, carry their death sticks with them, but not carry something to light them with. Cigarettes you run out of as you smoke them, and you need to get more, so it’s understandable when you have to bum a ciggie from someone, but a lighter is something that you should carry with you like a wallet. If you’re going to have cigarettes taking up room in your pocket, how can you not have the standard, barely-ever-have-to-replace-it lighter right next to it?

I just don’t understand.

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