Vaping: The Answer To Life, The Universe And Everything?
Well, it certainly annoys the do-gooders and bores ...
POSTED BY DAVID PIBWORTH ON 20/02/2018 @ 8:00AM
I've been thinking about vaping recently. I stopped smoking some five years ago. I was in a pantomime and was fed up with going to the stage door for a ciggie, plus I wanted to give up ...
Vaping in great for annoying the do-gooders and bores, but is far better for you than smoking.
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I went and bought a vape device and since that day I've never smoked another cigarette. Now, vaping is certainly not proven safe, but pretty much certain that its not as bad as smoking cigarettes.
"That's good enough for me."
I'm trying to cut down on vaping as well as its a bit of a pain in the bum to keep remembering to charge the thing up, but what I really like about it is that it keeps everyone happy. People nearby can hardly notice you doing it, but if you feel naughty you can plume out smoke to enrage the boring do-gooders.
I sometimes have a secret vape on a train or aircraft where its banned, just because I like to do something technically illegal. They're easy to hide and no-one can notice you doing it if you're surrepticious about it. Oh and also, whatever they tell you, they don't set off smoke alarms. I've tested then in planes, trains and hotel rooms.
"But also, now smoking is banned, they are trying to ban vaping as well."
So it gives bores something to ban. Bores always like to ban things they don't like. Meat, booze, fags, you name it, someone wants to ban it. I've never quite got that. I'm an ex-drinker and a pretty heavy sipper in my time, but i've never felt the need to stop others from drinking any more than I cared if anyone drank when I was on the stuff.
It really doesn't worry me if others don't do what I do, or believe in the same things as me. I have no problem if someone wants a fag or cigar in my house or up at my club, The Winchester Club. I make the rules and the rules are that we open a window.
"Same rule as we have for farting."
But vaping has it all. It gives the loonies something to rant about, but doesn't actually effect anyone at all. And that is a precious commodity in these days of political correctness. Long may it continue ...
Until next time ...
David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions (DPP) which provide corporate entertainment and also actors for corporate training and development.
Having worked in the Light Entertainment field for many years and produced shows for Al Murray & Joe Pasquale amongst others, David is in a position to advise on well-known comedy and musical acts. DPP also represent Ray Galton and Alan Simpson's scripts which include Hancock's Half Hour and Steptoe and Son.
He is the director of MK Theatre of Comedy who are very well known locally for their stage adaptations of classic comedy scripts such as Fawlty Towers, The Vicar of Dibley, Allo Allo and many others.
He is a long-standing member of Equity and the Directors Guild of Great Britain and has acted in, and directed, many productions over the years, mainly in Light Entertainment, but with occasional forays into Shakespeare etc. Every Christmas he is contracted as an Ugly Sister in Cinderella, currently with 'That's Entertainment' who also use him as a director.
He teaches eccentric magic for The Pauline Quirke Academy and MKTOC also run a youth drama school in Olney from the DPP offices.
David maintains his busy lifestyle is a surefire way to avoid being on any committees. He is married to Julie, and they have one daughter, Esther and live in Clifton Reynes, surrounded by dogs, cats and horses. They live so close to the church that David has instructed his daughter - when he dies and not before - to fire him over the wall from a circus cannon.