Defining dementia — 8 Comments

  1. I just ran into one of these folks the other day.  I was at my local coffee shop when I was accosted by her for smoking outside on the porch.  She laid into me about how disgusting smoking is and how it shouldn't be allowed on the front porch of the coffee shop. 
    She caught me at the wrong time!I snapped out at this cunt.  As a matter of fact I called her just that and believe me that's no small matter over here.  I told her, in no uncertain terms, that we are disallowed from smoking inside so they make accomodations for us outside and she better shut the fuck up before I slap the white off of her cow looking face.
    Like I said she caught me at just the wrong time.


    • Brilliant!!  Don't suppose you took a photo of the reaction?

      I just tell 'em it's not half as disgusting as people who think they have some kind of divine right to chastise a stranger in the street.

  2. This only happened to me once and I thoroughly enjoyed telling the fat lump off. I look forward to the next time, if there is one. I hate these people!! 

    • I have only had flappers so far.  I'm waiting for that perfect moment – sitting outside the pub/coffee shop on a glorious hot Summer's day and someone complains about the smoke… "The law says your place is inside, and that mine is out here."

  3. “ … making simple changes in life — stopping smoking …”

    Oh, I do wish these rabid zealots would make their minds up!  One minute they’re telling smokers that they’re all in the grip of the most terrible addiction ever known to man – “as addictive as heroin,” “addicts don’t have a choice,” “smokers don’t really enjoy smoking – they’re just satisfying their cravings,” “slaves to their habit,” etc etc etc – and that without assistance from their Big Pharma chums or their Big NHS friends we’ll don’t have a snowball’s chance in Hell of stopping, and the next minute they’re telling us that “stopping smoking” is just a “simple change!” 

    A little uniformity would be most useful.  Either we’re all helpless addicts (in which case stopping smoking would be far from simple, and punitive taxation becomes as bad, or worse than, extra-taxing sick or disabled people), or we’re not (in which case we do have a choice, and some of us choose to smoke).  It can’t be both at the same time.

    So, which is it, antis?

    • I overlooked that little nugget.  You are of course bang on – either cigarettes are easy to quit or they aren't.  But then these professors are fairly well known for bending any facts to suit their cause.  So long as the results are OK, the methods don't matter.

  4. My mother was a petit woman (5'3"/athletic build and all of 100 lbs), she trained for the Olympics (but WWII broke out so the US pulled out), quit smoking when she was 40, rarely drank, and was always physically active. Mild to moderate dementia manifested itself when she was around 74/75 and she died at 77. The longest lived remember of her family, most of which died in their 60's.

    So much for the so-called experts.

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