Not So Fast

I sometimes catch myself thinking or saying, “If money were no object I’d buy so many more pipes.” But then I catch myself. Would I really?

It stands to reason that given the small number of hours in a day, the more pipes one has, the less often one can smoke any particular pipe. But a pipe smoked infrequently is an unfamiliar pipe. You have to get to know a pipe to appreciate it, and you have to smoke it to appreciate it.

So, yes, I’d buy more than I do, but not as many as I sometimes think.

The same goes for tobacco.