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On 11/09/1999 7:03:18 PM, TOMDGIMP wrote:
>On 11/09/1999 12:15:29 PM, MM5168 wrote:
>>You sure are getting angry
>>over this subject. Why? Could
>>it be that you get tired of
>>people asking you to put out
>>the cigarette? Why should you
>>have to be asked, it is the
>>gist of my original post.....
>>
>
>Yes I am getting angry, NOT because
>anyone asks me to put out my cigarettes,
>but because I don't like when people
>have something stupid to say about my
>family, or make stupid remarks to
>justify their position on a subject.
>Remember Donna's "words of wisdom":
>There are none so blind as those that
>will not see.
>WHY should I have to be asked???!!!???
>How were you raised? If someone does
>something that bothers you, you SHOULD
>POLITELY ask them to stop. That's what a
>NORMAL person does. I guess you think I
>should call the Psychic Friends Network,
>before I light a cigarette to see if it
>bothers anyone.
>One last time for the people that don't
>seem to get it:
>I have NO PROBLEM with anyone that
>smoking bothers, I DO have a problem
>with you or anyone else thinking it is
>YOUR right to tell me NOT to smoke, you
>CAN ask me and I'm ALWAYS obliging, but
>YOU have NO right to complain in a
>restaurant that ALLOWS smoking!!!! SIT
>SOMEWHERE ELSE IF IT BOTHERS YOU!!! ANY
>QUESTIONS? My 5 year old niece could
>understand it why can't an you?
>
>

Unfortunately, your response of... sit somewhwer else if it bothers you is not the answer either. Not many restaurants have split ventilation systems, so any smoke in a restaurant permiates the whole place. The only real answer is to ban smoking in restaurants period.

I don't think that most smokers even realize how objectionable the smell of smoke is to a non smoker, especially when eating. I think NYC has the right approach, No smoking in any part of a restaurant.




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