|Typical pack of Timeless Time in its typical drop!|
I began noticing Timeless TIME on the street in our neighborhood back in 2013 when Jackson and I would walk. Usually we would find a Timeless TIME hard pack opened with a couple of cigarettes missing once or twice a month along a quarter mile stretch of Haw Creek Circle here in Asheville, NC. I started documenting these sightings with my smart phone and posting pictures on Facebook. I have over 60 photos of Timeless TIME taken over the past several years in different conditions and at different seasons of the year.
“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you a deeper meaning.” ― Vincent van Gogh
It's an ongoing mystery!
Why does someone do this? Are they a closet smoker and don't wish to be found out?
A hard pack of Timeless TIME costs nearly $5.00/hard pack or about $0.25/cigarette here in North Carolina. With 16 to 17 cigarettes left in the pack, this smoker tosses about $4.00 on the street. Why?
Why does the toss, drop or pitch seem to occur in this same area? What makes this area of road so attractive or special to toss the remaining Timeless TIME cigarettes?
“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.” ― Susan Sontag
|A crushed and broken pack of Timeless Time.|
Time isn’t precious at all, because it is an illusion. What you perceive as precious is not time but the one point that is out of time: the Now. That is precious indeed. The more you are focused on time—past and future—the more you miss the Now, the most precious thing there is.” ― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
|Only once...something different!|
Why does this person smoke Timeless TIME?
Timeless TIME reviews:
"I am now smoking your menthol 100 lights in the light green color box and really like them. Would like to have some coupons." - bktenorio6
"Were do I start. Boy do these make me feel like a bag of shit. I tried them becuase there only 4 bucks a pack and I'l never smoke another cigarette again in my life because of these. I smoke one and they made me feel like shit the rest of the day. At first I didnt believe in that FSC stuff but after smokin these I see its true. I had headache stomach ache confusion, flet like vomitting all of the symptoms. Please avoid these try roll your owns instead" - xmaner
Timeless TIME cigarettes are made by KT&G Global, headquartered in South Korea. They've been manufacturing cigarettes for over 110 years. They are a market leader selling their cigarettes in over 50 countries around the world. They recognize they are selling a dangerous product as noted on their webpage: "While operating in a most controversial industry, we take pride in the way we run our business Sustainably & Responsibly. We will continue to deliver our value to our stakeholders today and tomorrow by investing in our people and our processes."
|Several packs of Timeless TIME from a 6 to 8 week period.|
And yes, I do pick up this "litter" and dispose of it properly!
“I'm afraid of time ... I mean, I'm afraid of not having enough time. Not enough time to understand people, how they really are, or to be understood myself. I'm afraid of the quick judgements or mistakes everybody makes. You can't fix them without time. I'm afraid of seeing snapshots, not movies.” ― Ann Brashares
Second, I'm too cheap to spend this kind money on a prank!
It's also been suggested that this some kind of way to deal drugs or pass on information.
“Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.” ― Paulo Coelho
“Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.” ― William Penn
“Time is the longest distance between two places.”
― Tennessee Williams, The Glass Menagerie
OK. I've given this blog enough Timeless TIME. It's TIME to move on! Love to hear your thoughts, ideas or questions!
* Title credit goes to high school friend, Donnie Goodwin