Oh good grief. My little blurb in the Fashion Police section in the SMH is up, and I sound like a lunatic:
Forget acupuncture, hypnotism and patches – they’re so five minutes ago when it comes to quitting smoking therapies. Craft enthusiast Kris Howard is calling all smokers to enrol in her very worthy Knit and Quit classes. An AA-style support group, it enables smokers to learn a new skill while sharing their trials of giving up nicotine. “Once you get into a rhythm your brain zones out and focuses on the here and now,” says Howard, who asks only that participants, just like the lightbulb, want to change. Classes are free with materials supplied by Patons so there’s no excuse. From August 9 for four consecutive weeks. 6pm-7.30pm, Tapestry Craft, 50 York Street, city, 92998588, www.tapestrycraft.com.au.
Okay, first off, I told her that it was definitely NOT an “AA-style” support group. We’re not gonna make anybody stand up and identify as a smoker, and there are no steps or reliance on Jesus or anything. It’s just a knitting group. And secondly, this makes it sound like the whole thing was my idea. Lady, a MARKETER came up with this. I’m just teaching the class. And lastly, out of everything I said to her, that’s the bit she chose to quote? I sound like a stoner.