I guess I gotta do this again!
I'm reading them again...the letters in the paper against smoking in public.
Yeah yeah...I know it's a disgusting habit! I don't really care what you think.
Look...I don't blow smoke in your face...I sit in the smoking section at the restaurant. I don't attempt to smoke at the movie theater. I don't even smoke in my seat at the ball game! I stand in the rain at work because these bastards here could give two scheissas if I catch a cold standing in the rain.
But this is a tobacco state dammit! This isn't the communistwealth of CA or NY! Last time I checked smoking cigarettes was still legal in this country! Apparently that doesn't matter.
I mean, come one here...honestly...I'd rather put up with a little smoke in the air at the movies than a screaming baby or a ringing cell phone or two young girls that have to squeal with delight every time some young actor comes on the screen! Wouldn't you?
I guess the thing that has some of the anti-smoking group all upset is that just last week another attempt at banning the legal act of smoking in this state was once again shot down like a friend at a Dick Cheney quail hunt!
What gives the government the right to come into a privately owned business and dictate policy? Shouldn't the customers and the owner of that business have that say? Doesn't the government interfere with enough of our lives?
I know they're bad for me...so are a lot of things, but that doesn't mean I want the government telling me what they are! We have seatbelt laws and helmet laws and smoking laws. All designed to make ME safer. Maybe I don't wanna be safe! Maybe I want a little risk in my life! Maybe I just want everyone else to just stay out of my business...
I see it all the time...I was watching Mythbusters the other day and they were testing a myth about a vodka solution getting the smell of cigarettes out of clothes. Every time that sissy girl had to smell the jacket...EWW this stinks...no shit! They stick a coat in a 3 by 3 box and pump 10 cigarettes worth of smoke into the box...and people wonder what kills laboratory mice!
I just hope that when I quit...and I will someday...I don't turn into one of these "former" smokers. If there is a group of anti-smokers in the world that are the worst, it's the FORMER smokers. I guess they figure that if they're gonna be quitters we all have to be quitters with them.
As a friend of mine once said...anybody can quit smoking...it takes a man to face cancer!
I'm kidding...I'm kidding...just leave me alone and let me smoke what I want, where I want, when I want! I promise not to smoke in your kids’ day care!