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Crackhouseceilidhband asks: Has anyone ever been nice to you, out of the blue, for no reason? Have you ever helped an old lady across the road, even if she didn't want to? Make me believe that the world is a better place than the media and experience suggest

(, Thu 9 Feb 2012, 13:03)
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Just last night in fact
I was rather inebriated. I am currently going through my most recent attempt to quit the cigarettes, however drunkenness demanded I have one. I couldn't see anyone around to bum one off, so wandered into the nearest liquor store to buy a pack and a lighter. The terrible realisation however dawned on me that I would have an entire pack, which I was bound to smoke over the next few hours and day or two, and then I would be addicted once again. So I did what I thought would be an awesome random act of kindness.

I opened the packet, removed a cigarette, and then just before taking the ciggie and lighter out of the store with me I handed back the pack of (now 19) fags, and said to the cashier 'Please give this packet to the next person who comes in here wanting to buy cigarettes'.
'Your friend had better hurry up' she said, 'I close in 5 minutes'. 'It's not going to be a friend of mine', I replied, 'just give the pack to the next person that asks for Marlboro Lights', and then strolled out of the shop.

In my mind, I was the mysterious stranger who paid it forward.
In reality, I was the drunken fucking fool who just paid $20 for one cigarette.
(, Wed 15 Feb 2012, 10:19, 5 replies)

I like this
(, Wed 15 Feb 2012, 10:24, closed)
I too
so liked this.
(, Wed 15 Feb 2012, 11:12, closed)
Didn't you buy a pack of ten?

Edit- I guess the $ sign was the clue there.
(, Wed 15 Feb 2012, 12:09, closed)
down in NZ you can only get 20's and 25's. It's shit when you are trying to quit, you can't buy 2 packs of 10 a day to convince yourself you are cutting down.
(, Thu 16 Feb 2012, 0:50, closed)
Theres a fair few places in Sydney where you can buy single smokes for a $1
Illegal i'm sure, but its a good way to get the kids hooked.
(, Thu 16 Feb 2012, 4:00, closed)

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