Showing posts from April, 2016

Everyone Needs a Hobby

As most of you know I am a spectator/fan for Central Patti when she runs one of her many races. Recently she was running the Garmin half marathon in Lenexa KS and we were staying at the Embassy Suites (which just happen to be where the starting line was).

After Central Patti started I went back inside and had a cup of coffee. At 8 I decided it was time for a drink (OTG) This Embassy had an excellent bar, however it was not open yet. I went to the front desk to make a query on the hours.

I asked the young lady at the desk, "What time does the bar open?"

She replied, "Not until 11:00."

I smiled and said, "I am not sure I can wait that long."

Trying to be helpful she gave me a couple of options, "The Burger King and a few other places are open across the street where you can get some food."

I smiled again and replied, "I am not looking for food, I am looking for a drink."

With a puzzled look she replied, "This early?"

To her I s…

Cigar Lounge Etiquette

I seem to get asked this question more than any other lately.

"If I go into a Cigar Lounge do I have to buy a Cigar to sit and smoke one?"

The short answer is yes, absolutely.

To explain, when you sit in a Cigar Lounge and smoke a stick you are taking up space. Every inch of a business has to be accounted for.  So if you sit and smoke for 30 - 90 minutes or longer they are making zero dollars for the space you are taking up. Even if  you buy a stick and sit for that long they are not making much money for the time you are using that space.

We all want nice lounges to sit and enjoy a stick in, especially when the weather is inclement and even just to socialize. I realize that you can purchase a stick on the internet for up to 300% cheaper, however by doing this and then smoking them in your lounge you are not supporting that lounge. If you do not support your local lounges they may not be around for long. A Cigar Shop/Lounge has to sell a lot of sticks just to make ends meet.…