- Sep 11, 2015
I can see how this is probably going to sound unusual to many, but I want to share anyway. There are simply no pipe smokers on the sunny island of Cyprus where I live. I have been smoking for about a year now and in that time I have seen 5 people with a pipe, one of them was a very old man in the park and his pipe had gone out. Not counting the tobacconist where I sometimes go (also an old fella) and his son. I admit I feel kind of strange sometimes. I notice people looking at me funny all the time, mostly when I am driving. I guess I have seen people look at me with interest, but many people look like they have seen something pretty strange. Maybe if I was dressed like men dressed hundred years ago, it would have made more sense. Nothing has changed in the way I look or dress in the last year. I did not acquire a new indentity or become a new person. I just added the pipe. It can be kind of weird sometimes, doing something no one else does. Ok you might say, it's a small place. That's true, but 5 people for a whole year? So I have been wondering, is pipe smoking a thing of the past?