Smokers just don't understand the effect even the smallest amount of second hand smoke has on someone who doesn't smoke, especially if they have an allergy to it. I'm talking about immediate and long term effects.
Add to that it is a destructive habit with zero benefits and I don't have any patience for it. 20 years ago, it was more acceptable, but so was drinking and driving. Allthe info is out there now for people to make an intelligent and informed decision so if you still choose cigarettes, then I say you are feeble minded.
If you choose to smoke, gfy, but getting alll self righteous and playing the victim is quite pathetic when you are ignorantly exposing others to your stupidity against their will.
The next time I step outside at 10 PM and catch a whiff of cigarette smoke from my 79 year old neighbour's cancer stick as she smokes on the patio in her own
back yard, I'll be sure to rush right over to the fence and start castigating her with my self-righteous views on smoking.
Who the hell am I, and who the hell are you, to tell anyone who is obeying the current regulations about where to smoke that they cannot smoke there? If I'm smoking and I'm the only person at the bus stop til the self-righteous anti-smoker shows up, then why should I have to be the one to move? If I chose to smoke in my own back yard and the smoke drifts across the property line, what gives a non-smoking neighbour the right to bitch me out and take me to task? Hell. barbecue smoke has carcinogens in it, does my neighbour now have the right to bitch me out about the smoke drifting over the fence?
I don't think YOU get it. I'm allergic to the odiferous leavings of your shower gel from your morning shower, does that give me the right to bitch at you in the elevator or as you walk in front of me down the sidewalk or stand beside me at the bus stop? Hell no, it doesn't. I either hold my breath or remove myself from your proximity.
Fine, you don't have any patience for the habit of smoking........personally, perhaps, I have no patience for your nervous habit of drumming your fingers on the table.......it serves no purpose, it can be damaging to people's hearing.........yeah, see how ridiculous that sounds?
Now don't go playing 'the victim' on us.......drumming those fingers as you furiously attempt to come up with some other derogatory remark to direct against the 'feeble-minded'.
Edited by Bertuzzi Babe, 02 January 2013 - 09:36 AM.