Attention New York City smokers: You have 8 days left to purchase cigarettes at the what-will-soon-seem-reasonable price of $10. Starting July 1 the state is adding another buck sixty a pack in taxes, which, you know, HOLY SHIT IF ANYTHING IS GOING TO TURN ME INTO A RAVING TEA PARTY LOON IT WILL BE THIS. Seriously, this is going to be a pretty excellent test of "how stupid am I?" If I'm actually pulling out twelve dollars-because you know that's what it's going to get rounded up to-for twenty Marlboro Reds (sixty cents a cigarette, if you're scoring at home; good luck trying to bum an "extra" smoke from anyone ever again) I need to take a long, hard look at my life choices and reconsider my options. You know, the more I think about it, the more I'm sure I'm going to quit (buying cigarettes in New York State). Anyone know how much the PATH costs these days?
Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010