It's my personal one & it was happened in my 8th age. You can feel this as a normal story but when ever I remember this it will make me to laugh always.
My Dad is a chain-smoker. Since my childhood I loved the style of his smoking . But my mom always hate(d) his hobby & argued around million times with my dad to leave that hobby . One day evening when I returned from school, I have seen the cigarette pack in my dad's shirt which was put in anchor in hall, well nobody in hall. I reduced one from that pack & ran to back garden which was empty. Oh Idiot, I forgot the match-box. Then I went to kitchen found that & back to garden. Even I didn't know how to smoke a cigar . I just lighted the cigar & put in my mouth but I didn't know how to continue that. Suddenly I got an idea, previous day I was played with bubbles help of soap water with straw. So I tried to blew forward from the cigar like Blow out the candles in birthday.Hmm.. Nothing happened . Then tried some times but nothing as same as previous one. Then I remembered my dad's style. Got it.. Like drinking cool drinks by straw . So I tried that way. It was worked but... Almost I finished a 1/4 of cigar with a single puff. I felt that 1/4 went in to my lung . I was @ terrible situation & coughed continuously almost for 15-20 minutes & almost died . I didn't know what to do next. Then I found a tub with full water. I just pushed my face into that for a minute or two. It made me cried . Then I went to bathroom, brushed & taken bath, went to dressing room....
[After some time]
I was watching some Hindi movie in DD channel in TV but without listening. I hated cigar @ first time . I tried to sleep at early. But the incident remembered my mom's arguments with dad about cigar. While thinking after some time I got sleep . Still Her words hearing in my ears & I'm just following her way till my death. That's my first & last time I have smoked. BTW I never touched Drinks too.
My kind request Please quit your smoking at least for your mom, better half & your kids.
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I started smoking because I was a very stupid 14 year old kid, unaware of the consequences and attracted by the forbidden. I'm really glad that didn't get to you.
Now it's a very difficult thing to quit smoking, just spending a day without one makes me a different and worse person. Many people say they don't understand how someone educated like me could be smoking. They always tell me to stop.
1 - The problem is, when I started, I wasn't educated enough. 2 - Once a addicted, it does not depend on the education anymore.
I really appreciate your iniciative. Hopefully, I'll manage to quit sometime.
I would like say thanks to you because i am really too much serious today actually i am also a chain smoker @ the age of 24 years (might be around 20-30 cigars/day). So now on-words I have decided to leavingthis.
Thanks a Lot.
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One of the most memorable case studies on Japanese management was the case of an empty soap box which happened in one of Japan’s biggest cosmetics companies. The company received a complaint that a consumer had bought a soap box that was empty. Immediately the authorities isolated the problem to the assembly line, which transported all the packaged boxes of the delivery department. For some reason, one soap box went through the assembly line empty. Management asked its engineers to solve the problem.
The engineers worked hard to devise an X-ray machine with high-resolution monitors manned by two people to watch all the soap boxes that passed through the line to make sure they were no empty. No doubt, they worked hard and they worked fast but they spent a lot to do so.
But when a rank-and-file employee in a small company was posed with the same problem, he did not get into complications of X-rays etc., but instead came out with another solution. He bought a strong industrial electric fan and pointed it at the assembly line. He switched the fan on, and as each soap box passed the fan, it simply blew the empty boxes out of the line.
Moral of story : Complex problems can be solved through simpler solutions. Stay calm to look for simpler solutions.