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Unable to hold back the genetic tide, I find myself gardening in my carpet slippers, asking for a knife and fork in McDonalds and agreeing with the Daily Telegraph. I'm beyond help - what about you?

Thanks to b3th for the suggestion

(, Thu 30 Apr 2009, 13:39)
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It sometimes gets terrifying.
Although I have much respect for my father, I never wanted to be like him. More: I wanted to be entirely different, despite all my love and that.

He is teetotal, and I rarely miss a weekend's drinking. Turns out that at my age (according to him) he could down two bottles of vodka and keep standing, and did this very often.

He doesn't smoke, and I go through between 10 to 20 Marlboro Reds a day. Turns out that at my age (again, according to his stories) he bought a pack of 'Extra-strong unfiltered'* every day on his way to school.

He doesn't read books, only newspapers and magazines, while I really enjoy a bit of literature (not to sound like a cunt). Turns out that at my age he went through heaps of books, allegedly having read the entire library in his village.**

My mother is about 159 centimeters tall (I'm not sure how many feet is that, but, basically, she's a fragile woman). None of my girlfriends exceeded this limit by more than 5 centimeters.

The fact that he doesn't like coffee or wear glasses are my last hopes of not becoming an exact clone of his in the future. I even look identically like his nineteen year old self!

*This is Poland of the 70s/80s, and the real name of the cigarettes was 'Ekstramocne bez filtra'.
**Again, this is rural Poland of the 70s. Although probably slighlty exaggerated, I wouldn't say that's impossible.
(, Sun 3 May 2009, 19:00, 3 replies)
I wonder
Are Ekstramocne bez filtra even made anymore?

P.S. 159 cm = about 5 feet 2
(, Sun 3 May 2009, 21:10, closed)
Not really
But you still can get some really hardcore stuff. If you want to go extreme I can wholeheartedly recommend:
'Mocne' - 'Strong' - about a quid for a soft pack of 20; filtered
'Popularne' - 'Popular' - slightly more than a quid, soft pack, unfiltered
'Męskie' - 'Manly' - absolute fucking apocalypse, they literally rip your lungs out. Hard pack, quid and a bit.
(, Mon 4 May 2009, 6:06, closed)
I've tried
The odd cheap Iron curtain fags when I used to smoke. They make quitting very easy, and save you a fortune on creosote for the fence. One good cough per panel usually does it
(, Tue 5 May 2009, 0:37, closed)

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