|Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 10:43 am: |
Why do I think this is so funny: the lady who lives a couple of blocks down the street from me got busted by the cops because her neighbors complained about all of the traffic coming and going out of her house. What was her offense? Seems like she was selling loose cigarettes from her home; 3 for a dollar during the day, and 2 for a dollar during the night. Anyway, she was doing a booming business considering how expensive a pack of cigarettes is nowadays. Talk about being enterprising and taking advantage of the supply and demand principle! When I mentioned this to others, I was told that there are people all over town selling loose cigarettes. My point? Cigarettes have become forbidden fruit, and the more unavailable they become, the more people will find a way to feed their habit. The ironic thing is that since cigarettes are so expensive, people now tend to limit the number they smoke to less than a pack a day, and since a 2-pack-a-day habit is what all the dire statistic are predicated on, the health hazard of smoking has been considerably reduced.