Filed under: Cigars
I know the vast majority of you don't need this, and I'm sure a few will feel my pain. Others will come to the conclusion that I'm an impatient, insufferable prick. Both parties, fortunately, will be correct. But, it needs to be explained. If you happen to be traveling and walk into a cigar shop far from the one you call home, there are rules to follow. A lot of this is going to seem like common sense, but each is grounded in unfortunate reality. Remember, a good find for you may be daily life for the people already there.
The greatest transgression, at least among the regulars where I smoke, is to walk in off the street and open with some variation of, "This is great! It's like an oasis! It's nice to have a place where we can smoke ..." You may feel all these things, probably for good reason. The people to whom you are telling this are probably fully aware of what you've observed. They come to the shop regularly, sometimes every day. They know it's a great place to smoke and are happy to be there. And, they probably hear your speech from a different person nearly every day. It's not your fault, but it does get tiresome.