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It's sorta' funny that a few decades ago this wouldn't be notable. Everyone smoked! What will the Future Audrey Silk wage their war for?

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Feb 25, 2022·edited Feb 25, 2022Liked by Anne Kadet

I decided to read one more of your archive just because I LOVE THE XMAS TREE story. This is funny. There is nothing like a true believer! Reminds me of a great experience from my past. Went on a technical sales trip to Phillip Morris in Richmond MANY YEARS AGO. Walked into this 60s era architecture building. Woman sittling at the greet desk, one of the larger desks I had ever seen. After the presentation it was clear we would NOT get the business. I asked the woman if there was ANY CHANCE I could obtain the sign she had on her desk. It was this big hunk of clear lucite with frosted letters on the front that said ENJOY SMOKING. She said no. Postscript after realizing that the name of the organization Audrey is involved with, I realized that is a band (The Clash) to post in a future Newsletter. It'll probably be Rock the Casbah

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Oh man this made me laugh and laugh. Thank you Mark!

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Ashtrays on every table and I remember they had FREE VENDING machines full of cigarettes for the employees as a perk. I'm guessing about 1999. It is a fun memory but absurd. They made 650M cigarettes per day at each of two plants, the other in Winston Salem. It was like a flashback to the 60s and 70s.

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Dec 15, 2021Liked by Anne Kadet

Did she really use the word "Screw" for her garden instead of the F-word? And, given her personality, it seems strange that she would moderate her language, especially since it's a garden in her own backyard.

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Good question. But yes, that was her phrasing. Personally think "Screw You Bloomberg Garden" is funnier than "F— you." Maybe she feels the same?

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It could also be the "observer effect" where she uses the F word for her friends but she felt the S-word was more appropriate for you.

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Dec 10, 2021Liked by Anne Kadet

I wish there were billions more people like Audrey Silk fighting for freedom!

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Alas I think Ms. Silk is one-of-a-kind

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Dec 8, 2021Liked by Anne Kadet

I'm so excited my trash pile was featured this year!!! Thanks for the article, Anne.

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I know a good trash heap when I see it!

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I'm also concerned about the Band-Aid and the glue stick

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