You know what, there’s probably a hundred things you should never do in a lounge (like stripping naked might top the list), but I do have 6 that I have personally seen and it’s just wrong. A cigar shop or lounge is an absolute happy place where we enjoy this amazing hobby among friends. But if you do any of the 6 things I’m about to name, well, you can really ruin it for the place and everyone who frequents there. So, listen up and help to stop those you see committing these egregious fouls.
Lick or Suck the Head of a Cigar Then Use the Shop’s Cutter – Wow, is this ever a massive no-no and I’ve watched so many knuckleheads do it. It’s pretty damned disgusting getting slobber on the blades that the next guy is going to use. You’re spreading germs and grossness like crazy, and now with this new damned virus about, it’s just a horrid thing to do. If you see it being done you’ve got say something!
Run a Cigar Directly Under Your Nose – How many times I’ve seen some moron standing in the walk-in humidor as he runs multiple cigars lengthwise under his nose and then puts it back into the box. Are you kidding me? You just got your snot all over a fresh stick and then put it back for someone else to get your germs? I’ve seen this countless times and I always tell the guy to immediately stop doing it. I don’t care if he gets pissed at me or not because it’s unhealthy and wrong! Seriously… ugh!
Brag About and Show Off Expensive Brands Being Smoked – Again, I’ve watched this stupid act a zillion times. A guy only smokes expensive cigars and he lets absolutely everyone know it. He’s got boxes of Opus X, Padron 1926’s, or Davidoffs on the chair next to him and he goes on and on about what he smokes because they are the best in the world, yada, yada, yada. My God, buddy, PLEASE STFU right now! Why not just enjoy your cigars like everybody else without the righteous bragging bravado. I’m loving my Romeo Reserva Real , Alec Bradley Gatekeeper, and Dunbarton Umbagog so please!
Omg, NOBODY Cares that You Only Smoke Cubans! – You only smoke cigars from the island 90 miles south of Florida and guess what, nobody really gives a dayum! You brag that Cuban made cigars are the world’s finest and you go on about their structure, and flavor and especially what you paid for the damned things! Seriously, who the hell cares! I mean half of them could be fake as all hell, who knows? Now while I do like many Cuban smokes, I despise the self-righteous idiots who brag about having them. If I see this guy in the lounge, I’m staying far away.
Putting Down Those Who Smoke Inexpensive Cigars – Yeah, trust me, there are people who do this. They see a dude purchasing a couple of $39 bundles and they snicker or make snide comments and it’s just so wrong. While some guys honestly just like the cheaper smokes, a lot of guys just can’t afford to buy anything more expensive. They love cigars and that’s all that they can do so give ‘em a break and commend them for their love of this most awesome hobby.
NEVER EVER Bring Your Own Cigars to a Lounge and Not Buy Any! – Well, we had an entire article about this on January 7th, but of course it had to be in this blog as well. If you do this, you are a scoundrel and a turd. You wouldn’t bring your own beer into a bar or your own steak into a restaurant. So, if you see someone doing this in a cigar shop, say something to this bonehead at once! Now I think “most” shop owners are okay if you buy cigars from their shop but smoke your own in there, but I would always ask them first. The owner works hard to make a living selling cigars and everyone needs to respect that!
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How about someone lighting up a cigarette??? Seen it and just couldn’t believe it. Pipes, Yes, but Cigarettes, Hell No!!!!
Loved it. So true! Especially with the Corona-Virus scare, people should not be putting cigars directly under their nose or moistening the head before cutting it.
THAT is an absolute, Carl!
Excellent points made here!
Thanks SO MUCH Stephan – that means a lot.
Absolutely hate the “connoisseur” that just HAS to tell everyone else they’re smoking/lighting “wrong”, and then proceeds to hold court on the right way to cut, toast, draw, etc…(all while trying to show off his experienced palate). Don’t be that guy…smoke yours and let everyone else enjoy theirs their way.
THAT guys is just plain horrible and MUST be ignored!
I thought this would be good practice for me to illustrate this article. I may even consider printing this for cigar lounges to post next to the register. Haaaahaaaaa. Here is the link to the illustration since I can’t post a picture here: https://www.facebook.com/realmen.smokecigars/photos/a.1401643876800585/2298373433794287/?type=3&av=1399353880362918&eav=Afb8nbwA7zNkrqAHY5N_iwzw6wrvQxbKaPTPEqBi4vD-1acurZzxwefCQYslTrTUgIUa9ibFKsUFJcTy9RLmBnUf&theater
Hello, I want to add to the list of 6 things you should not do in the cigar lounge. Do not snuff out your cigar like a cigarette and leave it smoldering in the ashtray. Not cool! Do not come into the lounge bragging about how many cigars you have and where you got them, especially if you didn’t buy from the B&M that you’re in. Nobody cares, keep it to yourself. Don’t try to make someone feel bad about their cigar choice, we all have different palettes and budgets. If you’re not pleased with the cigar someone is smoking,… Read more »
Absolutely EXCELLENT, Revstarr57!
No cigarette smoking in a cigar lounge. Sorry, I just think that’s nasty