Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunflower Seeds and Gummi Bears

Sunflower seeds, still in their husk, and gummi bears:

These are two tools that, if they don't make you stop smoking, can certainly reduce the chances you have to smoke. I am trying to stop--and the more I chew the less I smoke....what's more rude, taking smoke breaks every hour, and stinking of smoke or constantly chewing on seeds, toffee, and gummi bears?

Also, a friend of mine from Macedonia (with whom I am unfortunately no longer in contact), told me about his strategy to keep meetings short. He keeps a bowl of sunflower seeds on his desk and invites his guests to chew on them. You can't talk when you have a sunflower seed in your mouth. Fantastic.

Love and peace to all.

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