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Discussion in 'Nicoticket' started by balance, Feb 11, 2017.

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  1. balance

    balance Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 23, 2014
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Yes, I'm just curious, but when the NT forum shuts down, does my lovely, inspiring signature banner go away?

    I remember the bribe that lured me into trying the banner: get a free 15ml sample if you use the banner in your signature. Cool, I thought. I'll just scoop up an extra flavor to try. $10 discount, is what I thought.

    But, then, around Smoke-Free Week 3, I wake up to find that I haven't charged any of my batteries -- and there is no vape to be had. Twitchiness ensues. The whole darn morning routine sucks. Really want a smoke or a vape or some darn form of nicotine that I can get my hands on, right now.

    And so, when I pass a convenience store on the way to work, of course, I'll stop and pick up a pack of smokes to fill in with while my vape is unavailable, right?

    No. No. NO. Because, gosh darn it, I have a friggin' banner that says I've not smoked in something like 21 days. Which, back in 2014, is the longest I've ever gone without tobacco since the 1980's. Honestly, the banner made me think twice, or thrice, about what I was doing -- and dammit, I *wasn't* smoking. I hardly posted back then (I hardly post now!) but by gum, I had a BANNER that said I had quit smoking. Didn't really matter if anyone saw it. I just didn't want to have to change it back to 0 days without a cigarette.

    And so, I drove by the store and charged my batteries all morning, and at lunch, vaped some Virus -- and the banner stood.

    The Banner Stood.

    Not sure I would have made it this far without that signature banner, and sure will miss it when it goes.
     
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  2. house mouse

    house mouse Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 24, 2010
    BFE
    I'm curious what will happen to them too. I just added mine yesterday as a one last thing from Nicoticket type deal. :(
     
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  3. cat58

    cat58 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 30, 2013
    DFW
    Please, please tell me the banner will stand. The Man himself helped me with it....:(
     
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  4. 57chilicat

    57chilicat Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 3, 2011
    McKinney, TX
    I love my banner! I hope it stays forever!
     
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  5. Pictor

    Pictor Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 27, 2009
    UK
    Yes, my banner means a lot to me too ....each day I would watch it tick up another 24 hours without a cigarette ...and that after over 40 years of smoking!
    I would never give in to the urge for the odd cigarette because I too didn't want to go back to 0.
    No longer was I afraid of going into hospital or on a plane, into a restaurant ...or anywhere I'd be forbidden to smoke ...quite simply, I didn't smoke, and had the honest banner to say so.

    Even now, I do still look at it and feel pleased by what I see.

    Anyway - it's a fine reminder and memento of Nicoticket!
     
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