posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 08:22 AM
reply to post by Sara1
I have to agree with you 100%. I have been a smoker for almost 15 years. But I do have the common curtosy to not light a cigarette in the face of a
non-smoker, or even a fellow smoker for that matter. I smok outsideas I have children, I dont smoke in my Car when my kids are in it. And when I'm
outside I make it a point to smoke away from people. I will usually walk about 15 feet away from someone and light my cigarette.
It's called common curtosy. Just because i like to smoke does not mean that i have the right to ruin someone elses day by sparking up a cigarette in
someone face and blow smoke all over them. The only beef I have ever had with someone who does not smoke was one tme when I went outside for a
cigarette, I was in a park area and I made a point to go away from the crouds, I found a nice bench away from people and I sat down and started having
my cigarette. This guy comes walking buy and has the nerve to ask my this. "Excuse me but I want to sit on this bench here but I can't case your
smoking and I dont want to be effected by your cigarettes secon hand smoke. You think you could leave or put out the cigarette?"
For me I find that to be one of the rudest things I've eve seen. I go out of my way to stay awa form people so I can have a smoke and some moron has
the balls to ask me to leave a place where I already was and he came to after and ask me to move.
In the end my only repl to the man was that I had the commons sense to move away from everyone so I could smoke in peace and not disturb anyone. Dont
come to where I am nd ask me to move. Go down the path to another bench. The man called me a few rude names and said when he dies of cancer because
of my second hand smoke that he hopes I feel bad. But in the end why should I feel bad? I did not go into his space, he came into where I was and
expected me to move.
In the end I do find most non-smoker to act rather nicley to me. Of course there are smokes out the who enjoy making nonsmokers mad. They will light
up right in front ofthem and laugh about it. I find that to be reckless and rude.
I'll smoke for as long as I see fit, I dont get in peoples way and I expect that curtousy to be given back to me. If you dont smoke and don't want
to be exposed to it, dont walk right up to a smoker who is nowhere near you and expect them to move.