March 19, 2005
Back in the days when airlines allowed smoking, many nonetheless had rules against cigar or pipe smoking. They wanted you to get your nicotine with a minimum of potentially annoying aroma. To amuse myself on long flights that were mostly populated with American passengers, I would light up a Gauloises. It wouldn't be long before a someone would complain. This would send the stewardess scowling up and down the aisles looking for someone enjoying a cigar. I have always been easily amused.