Hi there - I thought I would share a story that happened to me the other day. After finishing work on Thursday I had a couple of hours to kill before my train home. I decided to go and smoke a pipe in St James Park in central London (any visitors to London must go there). I found a nice bench overlooking the lake and tucked in to a nice bowl of Louisana Flake. After a few minutes a French couple came up to me and asked if it was ok to take some pictures of me. I started talking with the man in my best French whilst the lady snapped away. They were there for about 5 minutes, he talking with me and her taking dozens of photographs of me smoking and chatting. A lovely couple they were too. I felt like a true eccentric! This young British guy, complete with flat cap, smoking his pipe in the park. A true picture of the British eccentric. It really made my day, and perhaps even my month (I lead a simple life!!) The moral of the story is that pipe smoking instantly makes you interesting. Fact.