Monday, February 23, 2009

Smokers Really Blow!

Hey folks! I had time for a quickie, so I thought I would oblige.

**Disclaimer: I will not be held responsible for any thoughts shared on this post, and will not apologize for my views on this matter as it is MY blog and I can say whatever the hell I please...so if you don't like it, KICK ROCKS!**

Now forgive me if I'm wrong, but I kind of thought that there were a few pre-requisites (if you will) for living such as food, water, and hmmm...I don't know, perhaps...breathing??? Apparently, in some parts of the country, this is not the case, and it really burns my ass, so I must vent.

Do people that smoke think they are the only ones who exist in the universe? I mean do they think that everyone wants to inhale their carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrogen cyanide, with a splash of ammonia, cocktail along with the rest of the toxins and carcinogens we are already subject to via pollution? Yes, they do, because each day when I arrive at work, after walking through the garage and past the nursing school (where they congregate in droves and block pedestrians' access to the sidewalk) I am on the verge of an asthma attack before I can even get to my office door!

Please note my top 10 gripes regarding smokers (these are in no particular order):

1. There are dumb asses who warn you about how everything causes cancer from McDonald's fries to putting lotion on your boobs (okay, maybe that's a bit dramatic--but someone--yes, a smoker actually DID tell me that)....but they blaze a pack a day!

2. Doctors and nurses--you know, those officials who preach health--at hospitals--you know one of those places which allegedly "promotes" health--meet regularly in the courtyard for coffee...and yes, a cigarette.

3. Your co-workers who smoke not only take a 15 minute smoke break before they start work, mid-morning, after their 1 1/2 hour lunch, and mid-afternoon, they also take one in the late afternoon right before leaving 15 minutes early tallying up their total amount of actual hours worked to a whopping 2! While us non-smokers bust our asses...well maybe not while blogging, but I'm making a point here!

4. People in the Club or at social gatherings clearly can tell that you are a non-smoker--of course because your nails aren't yellow, your teeth aren't stained, and your voice isn't one octave below its normal level--and they stand right by you and exhale their ghastly fumes!

5. There are certain individuals who will buy a carton of cigarettes on a regular basis, but use WIC and other social services for formula and pampers.

6. How about those folks who stand right in front of no smoking signs and blaze them up?

7. Do you enjoy watching the elderly man who wheels his oxygen tank along side him yet smokes 3 cigarettes between the time he leaves his car and walks into the doctor's office?

8. Have you not heard that there are those who get lung transplants shortly after they've used and deteriorated their original lung(s) by smoking...........and they still smoke!

9. Now don't you get really get fired up when you see those who work in fast food restaurants and they're outside smoking as you walk in...don't wash their hands...and go right over to wrap your sandwich, package your fries, and grab your cup (at the rim) to make your drink.

10. And how on EARTH could I leave out the idiot who as your sitting at a red light and glance over at them, they're on their cell phone, smoking a cigarette and through the misty cloud, you can see a baby in a car seat, a child in a booster seat, and a pre-teen in the front.......and the windows are up!

Aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Okay, now I feel better...not really....but at least I got that out. In comments, by all means, agree, disagree, and/add to the list!

21 comments:

Pamela said...

Because of #3 I never feel bad about getting up to go outside to walk around the block. Which is a healthy thing to do.

And if you go twice to the restaurant in #9, um, maybe you deserve whatever crap you inhale/eat?

Tera said...

Pamela~And that's why I never feel bad about blogging! LOL!

Uhhh, hello, that happens at most restaurants! In fact, this morning, I was coming in and noticed the staff in the restaurant next door smoking INSIDE right by the steam table...not only do we have the smoking ban here, they were about open the buffet in just a couple hours...the food was there!

dmarks said...

It's the smokers like that who breaks laws and rules of common decency that make it so I don't mind at all when they hike tobacco taxes.

Dagromm said...

Smoke breaks are the most ridiculous thing that every employer that I've ever worked for has been willing to put up with. They can afford that shit, but can't give me a decent raise???

Churlita said...

BAck in the 70's and 80's I remember being in school and seeing teachers come out of their lounge engulfed in a huge cloud of smoke. Even the thought of that cracks me up now.

Tera said...

Dmarks~I'm with you all the way!!!

Dagromm~I second that motion!

Churlita~You're right! I remember that as well!

Tha BossMack TopSoil said...

Kush is beautiful

Tera said...

Bossmiggity~In a way, this post may not refer to those who "blaze herbal refreshments." Usually those aren't the "public" culprits ;-)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

lol
i smoke i drank im supposed to stop but i cant lol
have a great weekend folk

Nance said...

I'm just glad that all restaurants in Ohio are smoke-free. Having a "non-smoking" and a "smoking" section that were separated by a half-wall was ridiculous, especially if you had to walk through the smoking section to get to the non-smoking. Insane.

Anali said...

I so agree with your post! I especially hate waiting for the train, where it's supposed to be non-smoking and then have smoke blowing in my face! It's all I can do not to scream at these people!

Okay, I'm calm again. And one thing that I will never understand. As much as I admire President Obama and am so glad that was elected, I find it really odd that he smokes. He is so into health living, exercising, and is so smart. It just doesn't make sense.

M. Robert Turnage said...

You put lotion on your boobs?

I think this sort of behavior should be encouraged in public places like restaurants and break areas.

Belle - A Beauty livin with her Beast said...

my mind being that it is...read this entire blog going..."damn i am glad i stopped.." and couldnt get the image of the social worked from beetlejuice out my head..where she has the hole in here throat and the smoke rolls out of it...ugh...

Tera said...

Torrance~Do it BIG then! ;-)

Nance~Or those restaurants which used to have to smoking section right across the aisle from the non-smoking section!

Anali~You make a good point about our President...when I found that out about him, I was flabbergasted!

MrT~You would concentrate on that part...that was totally for you.

Belle~Thank you for ruining my Honey Bunches of Oats which I was so thoroughly enjoying...I'm off to puke now!

Cyber D said...

Well said, smoking sucks... and blows! Hey! Bada-Bing! (rim-shot)

I'll be here all week!

BB-Idaho said...

Guilty. Been puffing on a pipe going on 50 years now. Sorry!

Pamela said...

Hopefully all is well with you and yours...

dmarks said...

Many of us did vote for the non-smoker!

Nina said...

would you put up a new post already. 2 kids and 2 jobs is no reason to ignore your blog!

Tera said...

All Except Nina~I guess it's been eons since you commented, so you probably won't come back to see if I responded.

Nina~For your information, it's 3 jobs...hmph! ;-)

Elk Lighting said...

Could not agree more. Forget about going green, go clean.