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Odd Reaction From My Wife

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  1. gmwolford

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    The other night I fired up a bowl of Autumn Evening, which I bought for the room note, while the wife and I were watching tv. Now, I walked into the room a few minutes (on another occasion) shortly after my son had started a bowl so I know it smells really good. Anyway, after maybe three minutes the wife starts complaining about how bad the AE stinks! I said "Look, I bought this because I know it smells good; I have read, been told and smelled it myself so I know it does!" She disagreed, to say the least. I ended up letting the pipe go out and finishing it after she went to bed.

    Tonight I fire up a bowl of Nightcap, thinking I ought to get a "that other stuff wasn't so bad" type of comment. But that's not what happened: She said nothing! No comparison, no complaining. I know my daughter likes the smell of Nightcap so maybe my wife does too! Oh, this could lead to very good (or very bad) things. I might try some VaPer tomorrow night and see how that goes.

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  2. tjameson

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    Haha that is odd! Last time I smoked a big bowl of Marlin Flake I got in the car with my wife and her friend and they said I smelled like burning gravel covered in shit lol I hope your VAPer experience goes over better than mine!

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    My wife wrinkles her nose at many aromatics but doesn't complain about latakia blends, Va's, etc.

    By the eternal! There is a man whose form should be cast in deathless bronze and the statue placed in every college in the land. It is not book-learning young men need, nor instruction about this and that, but a stiffening of the vertebrae which will cause them to be loyal to a trust, to act promptly, concentrate their energies; do the thing - "carry a message to Garcia!" Elbert Hubbard "A Message to Garcia" 1899
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  4. cortezattic

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    Mrs. Cortez, aka Shoe Lady, has never complimented anything I have ever smoked. Since I've been dabbling in aromatics over the past few years, I'm certain there is something that she probably has liked -- but she won't admit to it.

    Today I was smoking PS/Luxury Twist Flake in my car. When I left the car and returned to it an hour later I was greeted by a marvelous old-timey pipe tobacco goodness sweet & musty odor hanging in the air. Wonderful experience!

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  5. uberam3rica

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    My mom did a somewhat similar thing a few days ago. Some how I mentioned that I wanted to go to the Columbus Pipe Show(Living in Michigan, it isn't too far away), and she said "Why don't you try to get a job in the industry? You seem to really have a passion for pipes and tobacco". Now I have been smoking for almost three years(about a year and a half with the pipe), and through out the whole time she has repeatedly told me she didn't like me smoking. So that statement struck me as a bit odd. She did a total 180 out of nowhere, just like your wife.

    As long as I got a pipe full of baccy and a nose full of snuff, I'm a happy camper
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  6. flyguy

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    My wife doesn't think anything I smoke smells good so I just smoke what I want. She did say Autumn Evening doesn't smell as bad as the others but she still thinks it stinks.
    She grew up with non-smokers (I did too for that matter) so her reactions are understandable. She doesn't nag at me and I am considerate enough to only smoke outdoors or in my man cave. I also take a shower before coming to bed which she appreciates.

    “Apples for walking, and a pipe for sitting.”
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    My wife hates Latakia! However, she loves Captain Bob's Blend. She doesn't know that CBB contains 1/16th Latakia! So, apparently, while I taste the Latakia in my blend, it is masked for the non-smoker by the aromatic element. Now, this must remain a secret!!!
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    That is very interesting. Does or did your wives enjoy camping at one time? The taste of Latakia reminds me of a campfire. Not sure about the "true" room note as I don't know of anyone that smokes indoors on a regular basis.

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    gwtwdbss,

    Yea, Latakia is a smoky camp fire to be sure. But, I use it like I use pepper on eggs. Just enough to know it is there. That is my personal preference. I can tolerate much heavier Latakia blends and enjoy them. Unfortunately, those around me do not tolerate it as well as I do. So, "pepper on eggs" works for me.
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  10. mikephillips

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    Greg, you should smoke a few bowls of black irish XX in her presence. After that, I don't think she'll have a problem with anything you smoke.

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  11. gmwolford

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    My wife is a cigarette smoker so I don't think she really has any room to complain (but that doesn't stop her lol). I only smoke inside when the weather is too cold or windy to be out (or when she's gone). Personally I don't think cigarette smoke is anything like pipe smoke (of any blend): nails smell and cling very badly.

    She has never complimented any blend; my daughter has mentioned liking a few. I told the wife if she'd just admit when something is pleasant, tolerable, enjoyable, not just what "stinks" I could make sure I only smoked things that she found pleasant or At least tolerable. But she won't admit to any smelling anything other than bad. Funny thing, her dad smoked an old cherry blend, Middleton I suspect, and she liked that, then. I even tried out a few cherry blends for her sake with no success.

    She doesn't mind the smell of a campfire too much so you may be onto something there Bob. And I hope my VaPer try goes better than your's did, too, Jameson. BTW, if your wife sti hates that Marlin Flake I'll dutifully take it off your hands. You know, to help a brother out and all!

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    It was actually a sample from Chris so it's been smoked thoroughly, probably my second favorite VaPer behind Escudo.

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    Uberam3rica wrote:

    Now I have been smoking for almost three years(about a year and a half with the pipe), and through out the whole time she has repeatedly told me she didn't like me smoking. So that statement struck me as a bit odd. She did a total 180 out of nowhere,

    That's because she's your mom! I grew up in a non-smoking family (apart from a grandfather who smoked cigars and a great-grandfather that smoked a pipe), and my mother used to talk to me now and then about my pipe smoking, which I'd taken up after I went to college and moved into my own place. I explained why I enjoyed it, but she was against it.

    The next Christmas, what was one of her presents for me? A three-pipe stand! She just shrugged, like it was no big deal. It was a big deal to me.

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    That's because she's your mom

    It's just weird that she all of a sudden is ok with it.

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    Greg:

    Nightcap: She said nothing! No comparison, no complaining. I know my daughter likes the smell of Nightcap so maybe my wife does too!

    If your wife smokes cigs, she may not even noticed the nightcap smell since to me they are somewhat similar.

    As for aros, my wife doesn't like any of them - but she does prefer them over English blends. So for a nic kick, I've been tossing in a little 1792 flake with my aros and she's had no complaints (unless I overdo the 1792 flake)

    Uberam3rica:

    It's just weird that she all of a sudden is ok with it.

    I think in general it can take people a while to come to terms with anything new. My guess is, she sees this as something that's moved beyond the fad stage and so she's made her peace with it. That's a big step for anyone, let alone a parent.

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  16. zonomo

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    Make an investment in Boswell's Berry Cobbler. That stuff is good enough to eat.

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    Mrs. Cortez, aka Shoe Lady, has never complimented anything I have ever smoked. Since I've been dabbling in aromatics over the past few years, I'm certain there is something that she probably has liked -- but she won't admit to it.

    exact same thing from my wife cortez. she could love it but wouldn't admit it I am sure

    Kent

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  18. kanaia

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    All I can say is thank God my wife indulges in the stink weed with me.

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