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Post Subject: God of CigarsPosted by drdna on: 7/28/2013
This harkens back to the famous story of Zino Davidoff, the forefather of all cigar merchants. A well-dressed customer came in to his shop to purchase a cigar - this was back in the days when all cigars were Cuban and smoking common. The businessman selected a corona and paid for it. Zino cut the end of the cigar carefully and inquired if the man would like him to light it for him.

"No, thanks!" said the customer. "I am on my way to work, and I'm going to smoke it on the way!"

"Ah! What a shame!" replied Zino, to the man. 

"What do you mean?" the customer asked, perplexed.

"It is a shame to waste a good cigar in such a way. A cigar is meant to be savored and enjoyed..."

In a huff, the customer departed, but several minutes later returned and admitted Zino's wisdom, spending the next half hour relaxing in an armchair at Zino's shop, enjoying his cigar.


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