Friendly tip to the smokers in our lives
You know, when you walk into a room with a lit ciggie and people start choking and gagging? We’re not putting on a show of any kind, it’s because we ARE choking… on your smoke.
So are you but that’s not the point.
When you then get all huffy-puffy and offended and say something like “Well, MOST people don’t complain about it, it must just be a personal thing for YOU.” well, there’s a reason people don’t say anything about it. It’s because we have a conditioned reaction to such histrionics, to people acting like it’s an infringement of their rights if other people don’t enjoy the fresh aroma, taste and most of all TOXIC fumes coming from your ciggie, and if we go that extra step and say something about it we’ll be subjected to a hissie fit.
It’s just one of those things, you know? Torn between watching you self destruct one puff at a time, wanting you to not kill yourself over a stupid and filthy habit…
And also wanting to be “nice” to you because we don’t want to be shitty to you.
Maybe if YOU would realize that, you know, and refrain from lighting up around people who don’t smoke. You know, ASK if anybody minds if you smoke in his or her presence and if he or she does mind, try not to take it as a personal insult that people like to be able to breathe. Just take the thing outside and smoke it, the courtesy wouldn’t kill you. The cigarettes will, but that’s a story you’ve already heard, yes?
Big Tobacco just won a lawsuit brought against them by Missouri hospital districts because the Hospital Districts are going bankrupt treating smoking related diseases and injuries.
“Hey, we’ve known our product is poison since the 1930s (proven) and for a couple hundred years before then (suspected) but it’s not our fault that we sell Death on the installment plan, get people to pay US to kill THEM…”