Official – Getting Paid To Smoke Cigars By Law – ANSG

22 Jul


nfc capNo, this is no April Fools Day joke.

Dead serious.

We have been meeting to smoke cigars at the ANS or, in German, Apotheken Notdienst Smoke in the pharmacy for over a decade now.

That is : every 13 days when the pharmacy has Night or Emergency duty and has to be operative 24 hrs.

At yesterday’s ANS Andreas, our pharmacist, had a good reason to cheer and celebrate.

The German Parliament has just passed a law under which as of next month every pharmacy on Night duty in Germany will receive a lump sum for it of € 250 per each duty which stretches from 2000 to 0600 hrs.

The law bears basically the name of our cigar group :

“Apothekennotdienstsicherstellungsgesetz” – ANSG – or, in more formal parliamentary terms :

„Gesetz zur Förderung der Sicherstellung des Notdienstes von Apotheken“.

See :

We arrived early around 4 pm already and started the celebration with stiff home made Mojitos – a great idea on a hot and sweaty Sunday afternoon.

Starting with traditional white Rum Mojitos we then progressed to Bourbon Mojitos and then used Ginger Ale instead of soda water.

By the time the other guys arrived we were already close to being smashed.

It was a quiet cigar meeting that went long into the night – fun, good cigars and soon to be officially sanctioned & compensated by law to smoke them.

We love it !!



5 Responses to “Official – Getting Paid To Smoke Cigars By Law – ANSG”

  1. Dara 22/07/2013 at 17:01 #

    Brilliant, good to see Andreas gettin rewarded for all the hard work he puts into ANS nights….I wonder what he will buy with the €250 :p

    • Nino Munoz 22/07/2013 at 17:44 #


      how about more beer, fake caviar and a belly dancer …. :-))

      • Dara 23/07/2013 at 09:52 #

        I was thinking more 898s but your suggestions sound equally good!

  2. Oliver 24/07/2013 at 03:52 #

    This is epic.

  3. Arild 25/07/2013 at 02:13 #

    That was excellent news indeed! Congratulations to Andreas for beeing rewarded for his fine work.

    Nino, please post pictures of the belly dancer, I guess you get a fine one for 250€, lol!