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Out of the Humidor

CA Readers
From the Print Edition:
bundle of cigars, Winter 92/93

(continued from page 19)

Dear Marvin:

Your page 11 "Welcome to the CIGAR AFICIONADO Club" pressures me to make some observations. There are probably many other people like me, but it was not apparent in your survey. In any case, just "for the record" I want to go through the following comments: I do not fit anywhere in the profile of the average reader of CIGAR AFICIONADO.

I am female, 45+ with a household income no where near the $194,000 mentioned in your survey and have nothing like a net worth of $1.54 million. I am a teacher of science and computers, and my husband is a professor of geography. I have been smoking cigars for many more than nine years.

I hope that this indicates to you that there are others out there who support your efforts and wish for the success of CIGAR AFICIONADO.

Mrs. Frances R. Stemberg
Bronx, New York

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Dear Marvin:

I just received the premier issue of CIGAR AFICIONADO and having read no further than page 11, you can cancel my subscription.

So your average reader has a household income of $194,000 per year, a net worth of $1.54 million, is a manager, has a $35,000 car, takes foreign trips, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Well, guess what, I don't fit the mold. And I would be willing to bet that there are more cigar smokers who do not fit the mold than there are who do.

Quite frankly I am insulted. If you only wish to cater to rich snobs, why don't you require that a personal financial statement be attached to every subscription application.

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