By UpstateNYer (Own work) via Wikimedia Commons
When choosing to vape a flavor you’ve never tried before, thought experiments come in handy. Imagination is all you have to go on.
Sometimes it’s a simple as thinking of your favorite old-time movie star smoker. In our day and age, that movie star would almost certainly vape from time to time, if not all the time.
The mind wanders to someone like Humphrey Bogart on a boring day at the office or while waiting for your significant other to get ready for a party. Ask yourself, if Bogart were alive, what flavor of Bedford Slims would he vape?
Instead of checking notifications on your phone, imagine Bogart with a Bedford Slims in hand, squinting his eyes warily, placing the electronic cigarette between his lips and taking a long pull. Perhaps while pondering something devastatingly important, like upcoming dinner plans with a friend once thought lost.
Would the mysteries have gotten solved if he were vaping? Would the whiskey have gone down as well if he were blowing only a cloud a vapor? Would the old friend look fondly at him as he vaped?
Of course. It is Bogart we’re talking about. He could make the Kalahari desert cool. That’s why a good case can be made that Bogart would have smoked Hi-Menthol Bedford Slims. That stone-cold coolness to him, tinged with a passionate burn.
Or think of Marilyn Monroe asking for a cartridge instead of a light. There’s an itch in the summer air in New York City and you just know she wants something to soothe it. But is she cool?
Nah, Marilyn is hot, as hot as those days when water drips from nowhere onto Manhattan sidewalks. That’s why Marilyn would probably choose the spicy Root flavor of Bedford Slims.
Clear as day, there she is lighting up the night with a buzz of excitement, like that caffeine kick in a Root cartridge. Excitement in each pull and each step into a city that still had the kind of crime Manhattan may never see again and the kind of opportunity too.
Where does a girl from the middle of nowhere go to become everywhere? More importantly, what does that girl do to unwind?
You don’t want to be the guy to hand Marilyn a cigarette if she happens to be vape-only. But even if she still smokes, you know she’ll need another kind of kick now and then.
There’s no need to dress in drag or send your wife north for the summer to find time for that amazing star. She’s as close as your imagination and the right choice of flavor.
That’s the beautiful thing about old movie stars and the varieties of Bedford Slims: they’re all in good taste.