It’s not only a good question – it’s an all-important question for your ultimate survival. Face it, you love your cigars – I LOVE MY CIGARS, and if anything came between us, I don’t know what I would do… do you? I mean, there’s the FDA and a zillion anti-smoke Nazis who would love to end our leisure time goodness. How do you act towards them? So, if your significant other despises your true love, how do you, or better yet, should you handle it?
First off, if she’s ok with or even likes your cigars, then you have been truly blessed by the most-high. God has shined his face down upon you and the rest of your days are filled with blue skies and bright sunshine. But if she despises your humidored hand rolled treats? Oh boy, THAT is a huge problemo.
Well, here’s my deal. I’m married 10 years and have a couple of little ones and yes, my wife absolutely HATES the smell, the ashes and everything about my cigars. Her parents are big anti-smoking people and couldn’t care less when I explain to them how different cigars and cigarettes are. To them tobacco is tobacco and smoke is smoke and I am apparently possessed by Satan. She actually didn’t tell them what I did for a living during two years of dating and they were complete assholes about it when she told them. But the girl seems to love me, and the marriage was on!
You see, I have worked in the cigar business for 8 years now and I am infatuated with the ashy goodness that an EP Carrillo, Alec Bradley, or a Room 101 can bring. I smoke a couple a day and they make my life so much more fulfilled. Yet, my other half thinks I’m some kind of junkie and she actually does make my life a tad hellish at times. So, how do I handle it? Well, it ain’t easy, that’s for sure.
First off, when I come home from smoking cigars, it’s either in the garage or the back deck that I remove my clothes down to my skivvies – and I guarantee that a bunch of you do the same. (for those of you laughing at me, you are most definitely one of the lucky ones, so be thankful). So, I leave the clothes in a box until it’s time to do the wash and I only do that wash when the wife isn’t around cuz if she smells it, I get an earful. Listen, yes it sucks, but she’s a great mom and has a load of terrific qualities which keeps me around at night. Then no matter what time it is, I then head straight into the shower. I admit that I stink, there’s no denying that, so I scrub down, then brush my teeth good.
Now thankfully, I do smoke in my car, so we take the wife’s SUV wherever we go and surprisingly she’s okay with that. Now I use carpet and upholstery sprays and keep the window open when I drive, but it still smells like a Habano seeded campfire in there, so it’s just me and my buddies in my vehicle. Thank the Lord for that little victory.
The funny thing is that as much as she hates my cigars, she seems tickled pink when I bring home those bi-weekly checks, funny how that works out, isn’t it? I’d love to hear in the comments section below what kind of situation you have with your cigar smoking. And if you’re single, God has blessed your decrepit soul.
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My wife is A1 awesome. I do strip down and shower when I get home. I brush my teeth. Once a month I might smoke in my car but the windows are down and I have some awesome spray. I can smoke on the deck or screened in porch. She does not smoke but understands It was my profession for many years. She also likes many of my friends in the industry. I am out of the industry now as my family sells solar. I still hang out at my fav cigar lounges in between sales calls. :)_ @Cigarmachine
You make it easy on her and she appreciates it! MY wife… not so much…
I know I am lucky. My better half loves the LFD Double Ligero. Yes, I know, the hard core strong cigars. Hahaaaa. Having her enjoy cigars with me makes my life and work more enjoyable, especially since I am in the cigar industry.
That’s just great, bud!
My wife is cool with my smoking cigars. She realizes that it is my only true vice. I’m pretty sure she’d rather me smoke cigars than have any truly despicable habits, like chasing women and getting drunk.. I’ve never done the first, and my last good drunk was decades ago. So… I once brought home a good bonus for referring someone to the company I worked for at that time. I had several humidors ranging from 50 cigar capacity to a 54 quart coolerdor stocked with cigars. My wife…Bless her heart, said something like, “Why don’t you get yourself one… Read more »
You’re a VERY lucky man, Brian!
My wife hates if I breathe in her face when I smoke. Otherwise she is quite ambivalent about it. She doesn’t mind the scent on my clothes or on me.
Good deal, Ray!
Smells like cigars in my bedroom, Truck, and living room. I smoke outside only when I BBQ. To say I have been unlucky in love is an understatement. When I am confronted by a member of the fema-Nazi group, I usually tell them to go away or I will call cops and tell them that a radicalized feminist is threatening my safety and freedom, do I have permission to shoot her? Otherwise she is screaming obscenities at me and there are innocent children around so please send animal control over to pick up this piece of human debris.