Re[2]: 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.
> Bah.
> 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.
> </rant>
> JB>

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