Which means diddly squat when you're a married man such as myself.
However, at least once a week, smoking my briar outside of my work in Boston, I get some kind of positive comment from a woman... some were probably old enough to be my grandma, others probably were in kindergarten when I was graduating high-school. (Oh yeah, I should mention that I'm getting oldish!)
Anyway, a co-worker of mine goes to lunch sometimes with a funny blonde bombshell every now and again. She hasn't been around since I switched from ciggs to pipe. She saw me smoking and said "YOU smoke a pipe?? That is SO cool!" and she went on and on about it. At first I thought she was being sarcastic or something, but she's one of those super-nice people, and she kept going on about it, she was sincere. My ego definitely made out well!
Usually people comment on how the smell of the bacci smoke reminds them of someone they used to know (grandpa's house or whatnot). Being called 'cool' was a first, and certainly not expected today.
Funny too, because I was actually a little shy about smoking the pipe at work... I wasn't sure how it would have been received. So Pipe smokers... don't be shy, head out in the world and proudly show off your tobacco loyalty! (In properly designated smoking areas, of course!)