Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wanna bet?

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 often do you get to get in on a crazy bet like this one?


Lovella ♥ said...

OOOOH JIll . ..I can't bet. .I have grandkids. . .and I never want them to say . .Grammie smokes cigars! NO siree girl .. you just smoke that sucker by yourself.

Having said that. . for the record. .I"m saying. .stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

Crazy girl.

myletterstoemily said...

i am not a betting woman, but if i were,
i would put my money on you!

very funny woman!

when i am 80, i am so going to smoke

Dolores said...

All that flack the women's hockey team got was all media. If it were the men that had a party, it would have been fine. (double standard)
I'd smoke a cigar but my husband only smokes cigarettes so cigars would be a bit harder to find. I'd drink a beer but it gives me migraines. I'll have the froth though, anytime. If we win, I'll have a ceasar (my drink of choice - it's a Bloody Mary with clamato juice.)

Marg said...

That's a great post...When I saw that about our girls, I just about took my last post off...but then I thought...what the heck...they are young...but I know they should of been more appropriate..
I could never smoke a cigar...but the drinks are in my house...Olympic Wine for tomorrows game...I've been saving them...
To be honest...I think it's your game....But we did win in the Men's Pursuit today....

Lovella ♥ said...

OH. .just popped by for pictures but it's probably a bit quick.

I really thought you had it.

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Oh Canada...and to think that no one was willing to bet on you!

I'll be staying smoke free this time...maybe next time someone will be game to step up and accept my wager!

Anonymous said...

Well when your child is 55 you can't send her to her room for smoking a cigar.I will just let her grown kids say, MOTHER!!!! Your Mom
P.S. Congrats to Canada for winning the Gold. Ilove their national anthem and hearing the whole arena singing it.

Anonymous said...

Daughter,you need professional help! Dad

Vicki said...

I also stopped by to see if you had any wager-related photos. I don't blame you for skipping the smoke...I didn't want to risk the bet 'cause I have a record of never having smoked anything and I don't wanna break it! :)

It was a good game...our fellas came from behind and played well. They didn't look very happy, but I'm still proud of them for winning the silver.