I’m away for a few days this weekend. Off to Southern Spain for a bit of rest and recuperation. I have booked a smoking hotel, or so they say, but, just in case, I’ve got the e-cig out and am charging up the batteries. The weather forecast for next week is not great – rather cool, cloudy/sunny, but we all know that forecasts at this time of year, even for Spain, can be way out. Regular readers may remember this pic from about this time last year:
Before anyone gets the wrong idea, even the Spanish are not so silly as to have an enormous no-smoking sign! The no-smoking sign is on the mirror and I am taking a picture of the mirror. But do you notice the bed on the sign under the no-smoking sign? Does that mean no-smoking in bed? What the hell – I took my own ashtray with me and shall do so again.
But, just in case ……..
That’s a pic of the e-cig I own. Awfully outdated, I suppose, but the good thing is that it looks nothing like a cigarette. According to the proposed EU totalitarian legislation, it would be banned because of the way you use it. What you have to do is pull out the black bit from the top. Inside it is a bit of what looks like cotton wool. You use a ‘dropper’ (?) to infuse the cotton wool with a few drops of liquid. The more stuff you put in, the greater the ‘smoke’ emitted (but not to overfill the thing, of course). “OH MY GOD!” scream the Zealots in the EU, “the ‘dose’ is not regulated!”
But what may be interesting would be the attitude of hotel staff if I vape in the the hotel public areas. Better to ask first, I suppose. I don’t want to finish up incarcerated in a Spanish gaol.