Way back in the mists of time, when I was in the Army and 90% were smokers….there was a great fear of being the THIRD LIGHT.
Being a dumb country girl, I asked WHY?
Well. As the story goes. This is from World War I and fighting in the trenches.
The F1RST light is the match being struck. Enemy spots you.
Second Light is giving your comrade a chance to smoke his cigarette. Enemy aims.
TH1RD Light is lighting your own cigarette or that of another. Enemy SHOOTS.
There is no such thing as a FOURTH Light. THR33 Strikes and You’re OUT!