I'm a reformed smoker. I quit over 10 years ago.
I don't normally preach my non smoking ways.
Actually that's probably not really true.
I preach non smoking to my kids all the time. I want them to realise just how bad it really is.
I preach non smoking to my parents. I hate that they smoke and want them to be around for many more years.
I preach non smoking to my friends. But only when they are talking about quitting. I don't push my friends to quit unless they are wanting to and then I'm there. Supporting.
I really don't give a flying fuck if other people smoke. It's their choice. It's not my health.
(Why that's a big but Toni - Well yes it is 'cause this is a biggy)
I do give a fuck if people smoke in places that are meant to be smoke free!
Please don't smoke in the playground around my kids.
Please don't smoke at the local sporting field.
and the reason for todays post.
Please don't smoke standing right underneath the "No Smoking In This Area" sign right outside the entrance to the shopping centre where my son and I have to walk through your cloud of smoke to get to the entrance!!
I may or may not have said a wee bit loud something like "gotta love how people smoke in the no smoking area" - to which this lovely classy lady may or may not have replied "Yes, isn't that sad. Sad sad sad sad"
In my head I responded with "why yes, you are a little sad".
What I actually said? Nothing. I'm better than that. I'd rather come here and rant to you guys!
If people want to smoke in their house, their yard, their car, that's fine by me I really don't care! But please people. Those "No Smoking" signs out the front of shops are there for a reason! When walking out of the shops I want to take a breath of the fresh Australian air - not your second hand smoke!
Just on that last one - the smoking in the car one - if you smoke in your car with kids in it may the flies of a thousand horses annoy you for eternity while the fleas of a million camels invade your erogenous zones!
To any of my reader who smoke - please don't see this as a personal attack on you. Smoking is your choice and I respect that! Unless you're smoking under a "no smoking" sign ;)
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