Dutch women smoking
This week, the shallow man has had the flu. Being a typical if not exceptionally well dressed (and modest) man, I’ve spent most of the week in my bachelor paradise, whining and complaining about how ill I am. On Tuesday, I popped into one of my favourite eetcafes, Cafe Goos in the Rivierenbuurt for lunch. What struck me was that it was less than 7 degrees outside. Pigeons were wearing woolly hats, I saw a cat wearing a jacket (it is Amsterdam Zuid) a Penguin was wearing a cashmere scarf (Burberry I think) I saw a Polar bear wearing gloves and yet…….. there were women, sat outside the cafe smoking!
Ladies, surely, if it is bloody cold outside and you can not resist the drag of that last fag (sorry for poetry) and you end up sitting in the freezing cold for an hour smoking, it has to be time to consider giving up. The cigarette companies love you and your dedication to your addiction, regardless of the weather. Do your bodies, and the poor employees of various eetcafes, that risk catching a cold as they have to keep going outside to serve you in sub-zero temperatures, a favour, and give up the cigarettes. You’ll also taste better. This is Amsterdam, there are many more pleasant ways to poison yourself.
No Nicotine addicts were hurt during the writing of this article.