Slimfast Smokes

Spotted today on Boulevard Charonne: French man in full workout attire – white T-shirt, running shorts, and tennis shoes – alternating swigs from his bottled water and drags on his cigarette.

Sorry I didn’t have a chance to whip out my camera before he bounded away (I guess his lungs are still doing ok – exercise cancels out the smoke?)

I would not recommend such a regime to anyone, but it still made me giggle.

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11 Responses to “Slimfast Smokes”

  1. 1 Kate July 19, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Only in Paris!!


  2. 3 Lindsey July 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    oh the hypocrisy!


  3. 4 Paris Paul P July 19, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Gives the phrase “running to the store for some smokes” new meaning!


  4. 6 jodie July 20, 2010 at 9:18 am

    Crazy right, I see people smoking and riding their bikes all the time!! It like they are not getting enough toxins from the cars already right!


  5. 8 Erica July 20, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I wish you had been able to take a photo! Bummer. I can, however, imagine !


  6. 10 Karin (an alien parisienne) July 21, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    What a lovely picture of irony! While a photo would have been fun, your picture in words is more than sufficient!

    This reminds me of me when I smoked, though. I was very careful about what I ate, and was doing yoga regularly… but still smoked. In fact, puffing a cig was the *first* thing I wanted to do after an invigorating session of yoga — the nicotine would hit my bloodstream faster! It was a pretty cool rush, lol.

    It’s funny, appalling, and interesting all-in-one, and a fairly Parisian kind of image, IMHO. I’m glad you posted about it!


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