Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Odd Things to smoke

The Borders is lovely, the weather is very nice for the end of year, cold but sunny. My wife got a letter from the dentist saying could she fill in a medical history form and this is where I find things get a bit odd. One question is Do you smoke tobacco, pan, gutkha or supari?

Now this struck me as very odd indeed and shows how things have changed. I have never heard of any of those other than tobacco and I doubt many people born in the Uk have either, so where is this huge influx of foreigners that need to inform they smoke pan? Or is it that the form is inspired by some obscure EU directive and is "universal".

If we have any supari smokers in the Borders please let me know, I wouldn't even know where they came from or what it is!