This morning, I stopped for a cup of coffee on the way to my bureaucratic adventure of the day because the weather was beautiful, and I needed an excuse to spend more time in it. As I left the cafe, the customer who had claimed my table shouted after me, “Did you forget your cigarettes?” Obviously I hadn’t, so I started to turn around and go back to tell her so. A passing runner, having witnessed this exchange, called out as he passed, “Reconsider! You don’t really need them!”

You’re right, health-conscious stranger, I don’t.

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