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Interview With A Tobacconist

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  • Started 2 years ago by deathmetal
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  1. deathmetal

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    I’ve worked as assistant manager at a small independent pipe & cigar shop for almost a year now; I needed a part-time job to supplement my income as a freelancer and thanks to a good word from my other half (a long time pipe smoker) got a job at the local tobacconist. The shop has been running for about 45 years, but I’m the only woman that’s ever even asked to work there!

    http://www.deathmetal.org/interview/interview-with-a-tobacconist/

    Interesting insights on the changing industry.

    "My own experience has been that the tools I need for my trade are paper, tobacco, food, and a little whiskey." -- William Faulkner

    The Metal Mixtures
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    I liked the interview.
    I thought some of the comments were hilarious.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Thanks for posting this. I am not sure what her politics has to do with anything, but it was interesting to read her views on the industry. This looks like Covent Garden I think? I haven't popped in there for a while, but when I do I will look out for her.

    "Pipe-smokers spend so much time cleaning, filling and fooling with their pipes, they don't have time to get into mischief." - Bill Vaughan
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    Seegar and Snuff?

    Interesting interview. Thanks.

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
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    Yes Segar & Snuff I think. Two things give it away: the Mullins & Westley designs on the backy jars in the picture, and her reference to Highlanders mixture, which is one of their staples.

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    From the interview "I was once asked to remove my Make America Great Britain Again hat in a local pub"

    ROFLMAO

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    Yes Segar & Snuff I think.

    Looks like a place worth visiting...

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    thanks for sharing that. One of the more enjoyable things I have seen lately.

    And little Sir John and the nut brown bowl proved the strongest man at last
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    Death-

    Worth a visit even if the bird has flown!

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    We need more like her in the business.

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    Thanks for sharing, great read.

    Javan
    Posted 2 years ago #
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    Thanks for sharing!

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