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686 Days..... The meaning of 86....Get Smart!!!

Posted in Staying quit 24 Sep 2020

Did Get Smart air in Australia.... with agents 99 and 86? A great old show when I was growing up.

To 86 is also slang as in the get rid of something. So 686 smoke free days seemed to merit a story. Interesting facts about where the term 86 came from...amusing.

86 was the deck of the empire state building where people jumped from

86 was a code for "out of" in a restaurant.

86 was possibly derived from the military soup pot which held 85 ladles and the 86 person was out of luck

86 could stand for the size of a doorframe 8 ft. 6 inches

86 on a rotary phone dial.... t and o ...take out

So glad I 86ed those smokes . I did not crave, I was so ready to end the never ending cycle. Tired of wasting money and worrying what health issues might arise. Seeing others on the site succeed gave me the belief that I could also win. It didn't matter that others smoked beside me, and hubby did quit two weeks later. He had quit years earlier reading Allan Carr, so wanted to read the book again. He should have joined a site like this to stay committed. We constantly are reminded how just one puff could be our undoing. Just not worth it and I get to help support others.

While we both think of smoking on occassion, we simply dismiss it immediately and laugh. No way are we going to be held prisoners again.

So 86 those smokes and live til your 99!

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  • New chapter September 25, 2020 | 22:38
    Congratulations Happiness,you are a true inspiration to me,x
  • jessfreeof, Northern NSW September 25, 2020 | 18:50
    Hi happiness congrats to the both of you I would love my partner to join me on this journey perhaps one day he will. Such an positive uplifting story. xo
  • matik_one September 25, 2020 | 0:15
    Congratulation, you deserve it.. Life brings what we deserve, not what we wish.. ;)
  • Gemma23 September 24, 2020 | 22:22
    Great job happiness
    Your a great inspiration to us all 😊😊
  • PuffNoMore, Southern NSW September 24, 2020 | 19:23
    MAXWELL,, Maxwell Smart.
    great work 99.
  • Nuts September 24, 2020 | 16:43
    Hi Happiness. Yes we did have Get Smart in Australia. Great show. Well done to you sweetheart. 686 days. Wow. How quick have those days added up. Be super proud of yourself. You are a inspiration to others 💖👍
  • Safe2017 September 24, 2020 | 12:12
    Congrats Happiness, well done and you are appreciated. Cheers.

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