Question: Why would a competitor want to help another?
Litto: It’s one of the shortcomings of our [cigar] industry—we just like each other too much. And that is true. That is true. Nowadays, even in decisions that are made for the future of our industry, we make decisions thinking of people in the industry. And we do like each other a lot. I say it’s one of our shortcomings as a joke, but it is one of our strengths. When we had the fire in the aging room at the factory, back in ’97, we lost 400,000 cigars. I flew the same day back to the Dominican. The next day, in the afternoon, a tobacco dealer shows up at the factory, and the guy says, “Edgar Cullman Jr. [then the president of General Cigar Co.] sent me to see you and offer anything we can offer you from our company.” I had seen Edgar maybe three or four times, said hello to him at a Big Smoke or something.” —
An interview between Cigar Aficionado and Litto Gomez, the President of La Flor Dominicana
How is it that an industry that regularly practices showing love to it’s “enemies” still doesn’t know the Christ that demonstrated what it means to love your enemies? This is one of the reasons that I am passionate about “cigar ministry.”
So they have sex, and the boat sinks.
Is Titanic just abstinence propaganda??