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Remembering the first time — 7 Comments

  1. A guy was relating a story to me this morning about the crazy things he used to get up to as a school kid. He can remember himself and his brother using a 22 rifle and shooting cigarettes from each other’s mouths, William Tell style.  Think of it, the unseeN dangers back then…………………………………………………………  allowing kids put ciggies in their mouths at that age!!  😉

  2. i was a total rebel, serious hard ass..i didn’t smoke because my parents did and who wanted to be like their parents..bleahh

    okay okay truth be told, i was a loner and went to the library alot and preferred bag of chips (crisps) instead of wasting money on expensive smokes.  (and my parents smoked so i wasn’t gonna) 

  3. Ahhhhh, yes GD ……… now you’ve got me in a reminiscing mood. My first smoke at the age of ten was actually one of those filtered cigars (the name of them escapes me now). It was all my mate and myself could afford that day. Twenty pence I think it was then. I can also remember the two of us sitting by a crypt in a nearby overgrown Victorian graveyard; giggling not just from the ‘bouldness’ of it, but from light headedness!
    You’ve got to remember as well lads that since the dawn of time, kids will do something not only because of peer pressure – but because if they want to do it badly enough they will  >:)

  4. Not Green – Indeed a terrifying tale.  I shudder to think of all that second hand smoke and the dangers of instant cancer your friend risked.

    Cat – You are living proof that all parents should be evil.  The kids will all be good just to spite them.

    InisEanna – If these anti-smoker fascists had the blindest bit of sense they would make smoking compulsory in all junior schools.  I guarantee we would see the smoking rates go through the floor!  No kid worth his salt would be seen dead with a cigarette.

  5. Doing something to be naughty is a natural boyhood personality characteristic. Puffing the forbidden weed is a common male exemplar of this. At age 14 I puffed a couple of Goldflake cigs while on a language learning holiday in the Gaeltacht (cupla toitini le do thoil, we said to the obliging siopadoir) and, I’m glad, I got no joy from the experience. Saved me paying a lot of tobacco tax to the Minister for Finance over the years. 

    Are teenage boys today acting on similar devilish instincts when they get tipsy on alcohol, along with girls from the local school, and then go out to side streets and hedges to try something naughty and procreative with surprising bumpy results?

  6. When I saw the title, ‘Remembering the first time’, the first question that entered my head was, “Did he go all the way” ?

    Well Grandad, Did you inhale ???? 

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