Thursday, July 13, 2017

Cigarette Cases

Belle and I were talking about cigarette cases yesterday.  After I had a pack come completely apart through a combination of sweat and getting caught in a rain shower, I was bemoaning the sorry state of a common cigarette box.  (Yeah, yeah, I know all about the dangers of tobacco use.  Don't go there.)

I reminisced about the cigarette cases we used to buy in the PX, back when I was a young shavetail, and how they kept the cigarettes dry and crush-free.  In tanks, it's a by-God, absolute specification to have something that is crush-free.  She told me to go look at the tobacco shop and see what was available, so this morning, while running errands, I stopped at the tobacconist.

As it turns out, there are a selection of nice, hard plastic everyday cigarette cases available.  So, I bought three as a sampling.  The one on the left is bedazzled, and I can't see myself using it.  The one in the middle is a flip-top, with a brand name on it.  The one on the right is remarkably like the ones I used in the Army, although it cost a bit more than the 50 cents we'd pay for them at the PX.

It's amazing what you can find when you go out looking for it.


Dave said...

"Crush free" is relative. I recall crushing my gunner's k-pot by spinning my Bradley's turret too suddenly, causing it to fall between the turret basket and the hull.

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Anonymous said...

I used to use a drug store plastic soap holder.