Second hand bargain: A wonderful ashtray

Published: 1st Apr, 2009

The perfect accompaniment to a smoke…


With all the G20 stuff going on, stress levels are going through the roof – people, it seems, are not happy. And the smoking ban hasn’t helped much, frankly. Instead of standing outside, desperately fighting the urge to throw rocks and rabbit punch each other in the throat, these people could be indoors enjoying the smooth sensation of a nice smoke. These are violent, petrifying times. Which is why we breathe a massive sigh of relief whenever we catch wind of a bargain. Just today, we received a letter in the mail from our old friend, Geoff, detailing a superb charity shop find. “I miss the little glass ashtrays you’d see in pubs,” he wrote, tears staining the perfumed paper he’d used, “so when I saw this in my local RSPCA shop, I decided to buy the damn thing and open up a smoking club round at mine.” We won’t, unfortunately, be joining that club, but good for you, Geoff – we admire your community spirit. So, come on, spill the beans, how much for this magnificent antique? “55p”

Amazing sticking-it-to-the-recession!

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

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