To husband: “Are you ever going to quit smoking?”
For years my darling husband has said things like “When our first child is born, I’m quitting smoking” (she’s now 27 years old), “When cigarettes get to $5 a pack, I’m quitting” (you smokers know how long ago that was!) and “I’m quitting after this pack.” Yet each attempt yields the same results, he doesn’t quit smoking.
All these years I have dutifully encouraged him “Don’t quit quitting.” “You can do it.” Lately, I feel like saying “Quit quitting. Just smoke yourself to death.”
My hubby has been a smoker for over 30 years. I have never smoked. I respect his habit but feel like his problem is becoming my problem. He has to have a cig after each meal, before we go somewhere, when we get somewhere, which means I spend a lot of time waiting. Ugh!! Oh the amusing stories I could tell about his smoking escapades in which I was dragged along!