There was a BIG picture today in our local paper showing the Canadian Women's Hockey team smoking cigars, swilling beer and pouring champagne on each other at the arena after their victory.
Apparently some thought that was offensive; the girls were quick to apologize.
If I was a Canadian cigar store owner, or beer brewer I would be making a point today to ship each girl a congratulatory package of my goods.
If I was one of their mothers I would be explaining to my daughter the value of a non-apology as in:
I am so sorry that you found my smoking and drinking offensive.
Gold Medal Winner Jane Smith
Privately I would tell her that I hoped she would refrain from cigar smoking except for instances such as winning Olympic medals. Mouth cancer is a threat not to be taken lightly; but my lectures on the subject to my own husband and son has to date fallen on deaf ears. Celebratory events such as a game of golf, a day of skiing or a dip in the hot tub all qualify as cigar puffing worthy events.
All of which is to explain why I am putting forth a small bet on the upcoming Canadian/USA hockey game.
If you agree, here's the bet:
If your team wins, you get to drink the beverage of your choice.
If you lose, you must take at least one puff of a cigar.
And post the picture of yourself doing so on your blog.
(I personally have NEVER smoked ANYTHING ever in my whole life. At age 55, I'm hoping I won't need to give up that standing. But one puff? It won't kill me if I had to do it.)
Anyone interested in betting?
Aw, come on....how often do you get to get in on a crazy bet like this one?