Unlike Schieffer, I quit smoking at 17, when I figured out that a less dorky haircut would do far more for me with the chicks than pretending I enjoyed unfiltered cigarettes ever would. Yet for the first time in decades I feel a sudden craving for nicotine, possibly while making non-sexual gestures of an uncomfortable nature.
Two related thoughts:
Don’t hold your breath waiting for Whoopi Goldberg to explain that these gestures weren’t “‘uncomfortable’ uncomfortable.”
Also: Jackie Mason made a career out of telling the world his career was destroyed by a “gesture.”
When life gives you lemons, aim for the head.