Monday, February 05, 2007

Lit Up *

How can they not be ready? How much time do you need to prepare to say "don't smoke in here?"

*The National

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9 Comments:

Blogger gordon said...

Well they need to find somewhere to get rid of all those ash-trays!

5:53 pm  
Blogger Renegade Eye said...

In Minnesota you are not allowed to smoke in bars, so people who light up, go to Wisconsin.

7:37 pm  
Anonymous Messalina said...

Don't get me started on the smoking ban! How could I sit and watch Spurs get beaten by Man U without smoking? Can't watch it at home, don't have Sky. Anyway, I don't smoke at home ... if - or, should I say when - pubs ban it there will be nowhere for me ... I am RAGING!

11:05 am  
Anonymous marc said...

Messalina:
Jeez, that fiasco! I started back smoking because of that match. 4-0, how could ye not??? I can't justify smoking but it's all gone very pc & facist to me -- lot of folk getting quite self-righteous about it.

1:31 pm  
Blogger Moo said...

Messalina, I am so with you...not being able to a good old chuff whilst having a pint! Discrimination against smokers is what I say!!

7:16 pm  
Blogger timesnewroman said...

"Won't be rady in time" sounds like last desperates moans of a true addict.

Smoking in pubs is like so last years thing. Its suprising how quick and painless the ban will be. For those hardened cases, there's always beer gardens or shelters with those big heaters. Of course you'll be inured to going outside, that come next wimter you won't even have realised that the government are bringing it in in the summer because it'll be easier to deal with then. No rain, ice or snow.

Still everyones clothes will smell that much fresher.

7:54 pm  
Anonymous marc said...

'Still everyones clothes will smell that much fresher...'

Whatever turns you on!!!

11:14 pm  
Blogger Reidski said...

Gordon - it seems that this is the only preparation needed.

Ren - we had to introduce this ban in England as far too many Scots were crossing the border to drink here and we simply didn't want them invading this beautiful country.

Messalina - ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!

Marc - it's not PC or fascist but I must admit to being rather more than a little self-righteous. I have even considered going to church to pray for the sins of all smokers, but then thought: "Nah, fuck it!"

Moo - it's not discrimination to ask people to stop polluting the lungs of others.

TNR - there are certain bars in SE14 that I just cannot imagine being smoke-free, so I can't wait to witness it.

Marc - if you think that makes him strange, you should hear about his fascination for a group of strange men with funny Ayrshire accents who run about a field pretending to be footballers every Saturday.

8:34 am  
Anonymous Messalina said...

It's simple: if you want to keep your lungs pure and your clothes smelling fresh, don't go to pubs. Countless people have lived by this logic for years and years. As a consumer of tobacco I may pollute the air breathed by those consuming alcohol but, in return, I do listen patiently to the cobblers (sorry JJ) they spout.

9:35 am  

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