Re: Why "loss of productivity" is NOT an issue
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 19:39:41 -0500 (CDT)
Yeah, get new friends, and where the hell do you work? If they're that
evil outside, I can only imagine how childish they are inside the
workplace. Or maybe these people are marketters? -duck- (:
On Tue, 31 Jul 2001, carey wrote:
> Hello Jeff,
> Tuesday, July 31, 2001, 1:00:00 PM, you wrote:
> JB> Here's the deal: I won't smoke in your house, or your office, and you won't
> JB> put Zyclon B in my shower. I'll respect your *reasonable* expectation of clean
> JB> air, generally, and you respect my *reasonable* expectation of being able to
> JB> pollute my own, and designated public, airspaces. How's that? Seems equitable
> JB> to me. On the other hand, if you come into my bar where I allow smoking and,
> JB> 30 years later, you get lung cancer... tough titty, kitty.
> So fine.. I accept your deal. What happens with the smokers who don't
> feel like even doing that? OR here's one that I face every fucking
> day: I go sit out side (because last time I checked, the outside was
> not totally owned by the smokers;). SMoker A is directly holding
> their cancer stick in my immediate vicinity. They breathe their
> pollution in my face and look at me like I'm the one with the
> complex. It violates your 'pollutes your own' bit quite a bit,
> yet it continually happens each and every time I go out. Nagging them
> does nothing. Usually , it leads to the lovely effect known as 'smoker
> gang-up' where all smokers surround me, and blow nasty smoke in my
> face. OR friends get offended (imagine that, offended because I don't
> want to die of their habit) and purposely get rude about it.
> Unfortunately Jeff, most folks aren't that nice. And most folks I
> deal with that smoke tend to get pissy as fuck about being told to
> redirect their habit. Or not smoke in my car /personal space/ house.
> I'm sure the natural response will be 'get new friends'. Bah.
> JB> http://xent.com/mailman/listinfo/fork
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