Tuesday, October 15, 2013
You Are an Inconsiderate Asshole
I'm not hating....I was one too. Nearly a month of being a non-smoker has really opened my eyes to just how disgusting the habit is to those who don't smoke. It has also opened my eyes to how smokers are blind to these offenses.
Cigarette smoke stinks. There is just no way around this and the aroma hangs around a smoker like a fog. As well, five minutes in proximity with a smoker leaves you with the same odor. Smokers are immune to this because they are use to the smell. It's kind of like being in a feedlot....initially the powerful smell of manure knocks you back on your heels, but after a while, your nasal passages get overloaded and don't register the stench anymore. This phenomenon causes smokers to assume that nobody else can smell their cigarette smoke either, so they happily puff great clouds, usually right in your face. Nice folks who would be mortified if they publicly let loose with a fart that could curl paint give no thought to blowing out toxic pollution from their mouths.
"Do you mind if I smoke?" say the ever polite smoker who doesn't really expect an answer to the question.
"Hell yes!" I reply.
That response usually gets me sneers and grumbles as if I was impinging on their right to stink. I guess that makes me the one who is an inconsiderate asshole.