Tonight's complaint

Why people feel the need to light up a cig in a mutherfuckin restaurant is beyond me. Moving from Massachusetts to Tennessee brought many changes and smoking in restaurants is one. This really pisses me off. Yes of course there are smoking sections but what about the poor bastard who has to sit adjacent to these sections? Smokers always bitch and moan that its their "right" and "This is America goddammit" But I say "Fuck You". I have every right to sit in clean air as you fucks have a right to light the fuck up. It is the public arena and govt. should regulate public spaces for health and safety concerns. Plain and simple. I think if any restaurant wants to have a smoking section -a true smoking section -they should seal it up and have vents blowing the crap outside to the roof. All at Smoker's expense BTW. And don't say this isn't possible cause they have it in Boulder, CO. I have been spoiled in MA, being able to walk into a bar or restaurant and not breathe in vile air. We should make signs in restaurants echoing what George Carlin once said:

Smoke if you wish but if you do be prepared for the following series of events:
  • First we will confiscate your cigarette and extinguish it somewhere on the surface of your skin.
  • We will then run your nicotine stained fingers through a paper shredder and throw them into the street where wild dogs will then swallow them and regurgitate them into the sewers so that infected rats can further soil them before they are flushed out to sea with the rest of the city's filth.
  • After such time we will systematically seek out your friends and loved ones and destroy their lives.
And I have argued many times with smokers who say its their right. They constantly say "go find a non smoking restaurant" Well check this shit out Sherlock. (PDF) Where are the smoke free restaurants in Nashville, TN? Freakin morons. What the fuck am I supposed to do? Drive to Delaware to eat dinner?


Henrik said...

In Sweden it's forbidden to smoke in public places - that means restaurants, bars, trains, wherever - since june 1st this year. Can you imagine getting home from a wet night out and your clothes does NOT stink of smoke? It's awesome.
I recently went to Portugal and people smoke fucking everywhere there. We're talking people walking round IN SHOPS smoking. Smoking at McDonald's. Smoking in the airport - even though that was forbidden.

Chris said...

Yes that is good news. More and more localities are coming on board. America is moving forward indeed :)