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"I don't see any 'No Smoking' signs!"
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:39 PM
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We don't actually have any "No Smoking" signs up, but we're a supermarket.. The other day this guy was at the SCO while his wife was scanning he lit up a cigar! His wife was about ready to pay when I noticed (someone complained about the smell).

Me: Sir, you can't smoke in here.
SC: Why, I don't see any signs!
ME: This is a grocery store you can't smoke in here. It's store policy.
SC: Well I'm not putting this out! Do you know how much these cost!?
SCW: Lets just go (she'd finished bagging).
SC: Fine, I hate this place anyway.
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Old 07-09-2006, 08:30 PM
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We don't actually have any "No Smoking" signs up, but we're a supermarket...

Me: Sir, you can't smoke in here.
SC: Why, I don't see any signs!
I'm a smoker. Don't like it and keep trying to quit but I keep going back to the nasty things.

People like that jerk make me look bad and I resent it. I'd like to apologize to on behalf of all of us considerate smokers. Most of us are not like that at all.

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:35 PM
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Isn't it against the law to smoke inside some public places in parts of the country?

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Old 07-09-2006, 08:37 PM
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What a child.

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:19 PM
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Isn't it against the law to smoke inside some public places in parts of the country?
Yes. In many places, its against the law to smoke outside by doors as well.

I disagree with these laws because they impact property owners. If I owned a business, it should be my decision to allow smoking or not. If I choose to allow smoking, non-smokers can choose to visit my establishment or not. If I choose to not allow smoking, smokers can go somewhere else if they want. Its my business and my customer base. If my bad decisions make my customers go elsewhere, its my fault. Its just not right for the government to make these decisions for me.

That being said...I never light up indoors unless I see ashtrays on the tables AND other people smoking. I don't stand just outside the door and smoke. I don't take that last puff while I'm walking in the door and then exhale when I'm inside. A little consideration goes a long way.

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.

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:23 PM
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That being said...I never light up indoors unless I see ashtrays on the tables AND other people smoking. I don't stand just outside the door and smoke. I don't take that last puff while I'm walking in the door and then exhale when I'm inside. A little consideration goes a long way.
Exactly! Thank you for that...if more smokers behaved that way I wouldn't have to dread coming in and out of work every day.

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Old 07-09-2006, 09:40 PM
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It's a simple matter of them being the center of the universe. They get to do what they want to do, when they want to do it and you be damned. That's the only explanation for, "Well, I'm going to light up this big cigar here in the grocery store, surrounded by other people who may or may not smoke, and who may in fact be deathly allergic to tobacco smoke. I paid good money for this cigar and by gum I want everyone to see me smoking it, and I do not, repeat not want them, in their resentment, to picture me performing the sex act that having this kind of thing in one's mouth suggests. If your food and clothing end up smelling like cigar, that's just too darn bad because I paid a lot of money for this. After we leave, I'm going to go light up another one at the methane gas power plant just because I'm entitled, so if your lights suddenly go out and you see a mushroom cloud on the horizon, you'd better remember that I paid good money for this cigar and that gives me the right to light up anywhere, anytime, anyhow, and beans to you, buster."
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Old 07-09-2006, 10:11 PM
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Exactly! Thank you for that...if more smokers behaved that way I wouldn't have to dread coming in and out of work every day.
I used to smoke by the doors. Its really not a matter of rudeness, that is where the ashtrays are and most smokers are trained to smoke by ashtrays.

It took a non-smoker to quietly complain about walking through the smoke on her way to work to make me question my actions.

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".

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Old 07-10-2006, 01:18 AM
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Me: Sir, you can't smoke in here.
SC: Why, I don't see any signs!
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, 01:32 AM
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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!
Where was the Rule #1 warning?!?!?
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