Last night my neighbor drove home after work and so I thought I’d walk over and see how his feelings were towards me since the day my outboard motor was catapulted over the hedge dividing our pieces of property and landed on his new Lexus causing both gas driven pieces of machinery to go up in flames. Through the years we’ve spent a lot of time together on our back decks, smoking cigars, discussing world affairs and complaining about the government. We are both cigar smokers and I felt that a good idea would be to present him with a gift of 10 aged Cohiba Robustos as a bit of an olive branch.
This guy is a bit of a volatile character who pushes the boundaries of anyone’s patience whenever dealing with him. He is one of these guys that never really listens to you when you speak but merely waits for his chance to blurt out the first thing that comes into his mind, regardless of whether or not your feelings get destroyed in the process. I’ve met his father a few times and when they say that the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, I guess they ( whoever they are ) were, pretty much, describing this guy to a tee. Like everything else, if you put in enough time to get to know someone, or something, you’ll eventually see the good side of people.
These cigars are favorites of his and mine, we’ve smoked quite a few over the years and these particular cigars were worth their weight in gold. In other words, I didn’t want to part with them but sometimes peace in the neighborhood is invaluable. All lawsuits are off and all ill feelings are eliminated.. Women will sometimes give flowers, wine, pieces of jewelry as gifts to their friends but men will always be able to conquer any battle with a gift of quality tobacco. Its been that way for centuries!!!!!