I have started my small collection of about 20 bears when I become a bear artist. Some of them are Steiff, Artist Bears and Miniature Bears. For 3 years I have kept them into boxes because my dad smokes... I treasure all my bears like my babies because I worked so hard to have them, I want them to have a good home...
One day in February, I have finally decide that I should display them on my toys showcase in the living room. I spend a few hours displaying these bear collection and I am really proud of them. They gave me movitation and inspires me to work and improve on my bear designs. Before all these happens I have spoke to my dad that he should smoke outside the house.
The nightmare begans a few days ago... one of my uncle came to my house. He is a heavy smoker, he has a great personality but I hate his smoking habits... He starts to light his cigarattee and the house stinks! He even pass my dad a cigarattee and both of them starts to smoke happily away.
I was mad... REALLY MAD! (This is not the first time he comes to my house and he knows that the smoke would affect my teddies...)
I was angry, I stood in front of my dad and ask him to stop smoking or go outside to smoke, but he ignored and said it's ok, ONCE IN A BLUE MOON that uncle came to visit us. He wants his pride... but what about my feelings :(
Feeling frustrated, I quickly took a box from my storeroom, went to my showcase and I quickly remove all my bears... My dad saw this and was angry, he said that I am not respecting them. Ignoring what he said, I continued to keep my bears and bought them into my room and closed the door. My uncle left my house shortly because he was embrarrass...
Now... it has been 4 days and the showcase is still empty. My mum asked me to display my bears again but I am persistant not to display them anymore. I really hope that one day I would have my own work studio and a room to display my bears and toys.
Dear friends, what will you do if someone smokes in your house with your precious collection nearby?
I would love to hear your advise and suggestion.