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Old 07-10-2006, 02:34 PM
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Good News! There's no sign saying I can't take that lit cigar from you and shove it up your ass, either!
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:48 PM
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As a side note, even when I'm not smoking, I always ask for seating in the smoking section. I hate trying to enjoy a meal and conversation with brats running all over and screaming. Not so many of them in the smoking sections.
Same here. In Wetherspoons pubs over here, the smoking sections are restricted as far as kids go, so I always go there whether I fancy a poison stick with my meal or not.
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Old 07-10-2006, 04:24 PM
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Good News! There's no sign saying I can't take that lit cigar from you and shove it up your ass, either!
Agreed with above....just having that mental image while the cigar is lit just about had me breaking out the Windex...........again! When will I ever learn?
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:21 PM
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My store has a bank branch inside it. Friday morning there was a customer in line at the bank who decided he really needed to light up.

There was an elderly woman immediately in front of him in line using an oxygen tank.

I don't think she mentioned the obvious fire hazard, but she did say she was very sensitive to smoke.

The asshat told her, "Hold your breath."

I watched with great pleasure as my store manager and the bank's branch manager escorted him off the premises.

We have no-smoking signs at the entrance and a no-smoking announcement on our PA announcement loop.
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:43 PM
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SC: Well I'm not putting this out! Do you know how much these cost!?
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Judging by the quality of the wrapping, and by the faint monkey-poop aftertaste in the smoke, I'm going to guess $2.25, available from your local Mac's store. What? You paid $50 per cigar? Boy, to think we could have really marked up these groceries for you.
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Old 07-11-2006, 03:54 AM
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I wonder if your workplace could move the ashtrays away from the doors? Us smokers aren't the smartest people in the world (if we were smart, we wouldn't smoke, would we?), and usually just assume that ashtrays mean "smoke here".
It's strange that they haven't already, since it's not really a building that many customers at all come to, and there are a lot of rules in this city about how far from doors you're supposed to stand and whatnot.

I might have to badger HR and see what happens...there's sort of a smoker area out back, but for some reason not many people use it. They do send out occasional reminders to everyone that the company can get fined if people smoke too close to the doors and that the fines will be passed on to the offender...but so far that's not happened.

I kinda wish I liked to smoke...might be relaxing. But I tried it and I couldn't taste anything the next day so that was the end of that!

Old 07-11-2006, 09:11 PM
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I think they put the ashtrays at the door so that smokers can put their cigarettes out on their way in, because so many would just throw it on the ground if there weren't one there... but as you said, since it's there, that's where people will go to smoke. They do anyway, even when there's not an ashtray there....

Anyway, Dad used to have signs in the office. They didn't say "No smoking." They said "If you are smoking, we will assume you are on fire and act accordingly."

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Old 07-11-2006, 11:37 PM
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Actually, I live in the state of Washington, and yes, it is a LAW that you CAN NOT smoke within 25 feet of any door. Some businesses have set up designated 'smoking areas' exactly 25 feet from the door (a bar has one, ironically), you can't smoke inside any public building. Oregon wants the same law too.

People, a lot of people, ignore the rule, I don't see many people getting ticketed or getting into trouble for it either. I'm not worried about the people who do smoke near a door, but am disgusted at the ones who take their last puff before entering the building and blowing the smoke out once they're inside (and of course, people smoking around their small children . . .)
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:26 AM
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I'm kinda on the fence because I don't care enough to find out more. But my personal leaning is towards banning it. It may not be harmful, but it's bloody disgusting. My lack of shirt or spitting food out when I talk isn't going to make your food taste worse. It's the only 'disgusting behaviour' I can think of that directly affects my experience as a co-customer.

Old 07-12-2006, 09:29 AM
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In the foyer of our entrance (I work at Walmart), people light up in there all the time. Especially when it rains here, you can get 2-3 people lighting up, and we have to remind them that it's not our policy, it's law that they cannot smoke inside the building.
If I want a smoke (I'm 17... ), I'll go down the sidewalk, or out onto the picnic bench on the side of the building for one. I hate walking towards a building and getting the smell of smoke in my face before I enter.
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