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At war with my molars.

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Here's the deal...I do freelance art around my city to make ends meet. A lot of it in the warm weather is live painting sessions at various clubs/events. the one coming up I have to do is a party thrown by Camel cigarettes and they want me to paint the new logos, etc. while people drink and party around me. Here's where the problem comes in...Smoking (Lung cancer, Emphysema) killed my Mother when I was young and I vowed to never do a job promoting smoking in any form. Now I'd basically be painting giant ads. Do I do do this gig or not? Am I an asshole or a guy who needs to pay the bills?

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

P.S. Moderators: If you're going to change the title, a good one would be "A whore with my orals."

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

what would joe camel do

 

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i would say dont do it but its not like people are going to not smoke if you dont or start if you do...as long as you dont smoke i think thats all you can do....a job is a job

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That's what I was thinking Ralphy, is me NOT doing this job taking cigs out of anyone's hands? No. And I could use the loot, I just paid taxes.

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

think of what your moms would want

 

She'd want a pack of smokes, nonfiltered!

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

my first thought was no..

dont paint it..

 

then i started thinking about what your mother may have wanted..

 

just because someone sees what you painted doesnt mean they will go out and buy a pack of camels... you have the ability to make money off your talent then do it..

 

i bet thats what your mother would say

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Dude I say do it. Its peoples choice to smoke or not. It sucks but if the cash is there and they are not smoking in the bar I would do it.

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I don't know about your mom, but I know what I'd say to my kids if it were me who died of lung cancer: I'd tell you to take money because it was my decision to smoke, and not the evil tobacco lobbyists.

 

Then I'd tell you that smoking is delicious.

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

do it for the money - aint no one else gonna pay your bills. let the people choose wether they smoke or not.

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do the job and donate the money to cancer research?

 

 

This is a good idea ... it keeps you from looking like the bad guy by saying no ... and you can feel good that you moved the sin stick money to a good cause.

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upon further investigation i have decided that you taking their money is a good thing.... what you do with it is your call, but why deny yourself the pay?.....

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yea just do a half assed job on it.

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itd be sick to do it and then at the end add smoking kills...and then walk out

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itd be sick to do it and then at the end add smoking kills...and then walk out

 

yeah...thats whats up!

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I wouldn't do it, unless my economic situation was extreme enough to demand this type of solution.

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I say do it.

 

If you don't smoke, then you are leading by example.

If you do a good job, then you are again... showing people

that you are good at what you do. I do say sneak in a

smoking kills though. Thats what the masters used to do

back in day. They would get commissioned work from the

church and then put in hidden pagan imagery in the paintings.

 

Do it.

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

How big is your pride?

Too big to swallow?

How is your wallet?

Is it thick or hollow?

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Re: At war with my morals.

 

just paint that shit and have a good time.. maybe do a half ass job???

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