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Old 04-01-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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That's because so many people today are *******.
If not wanting to deal with someone else's habit makes someone a *****, what do we call people who expect others to experience discomfort without complaint so that they can indulge in their habits?

I have a word for it. In fact, I have two: Insufferable prick.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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If not wanting to deal with someone else's habit makes someone a *****, what do we call people who expect others to experience discomfort without complaint so that they can indulge in their habits?

I have a word for it. In fact, I have two: Insufferable prick.

Irishtom's tolerance shining through again. If you don't agree with him, you are some sort of expletive. Kind of third-gradish.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:29 AM
 
Location: Chicago: Beverly, Woodlawn
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It's not just cigarette smoke. People rode in the back of pickups on the highway. No one ever wore a seat belt. A bike helmut would make you look like an alien. Knee and elbow pads would get you beat up. Shoes were optional outside. There were no rules at the beach, etc.

People are much more risk-averse now. I guess that constitutes progress in some sense but sometimes I feel that people are trained to be way too weak and sensitive to everything these days.
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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Irishtom's tolerance shining through again. If you don't agree with him, you are some sort of expletive. Kind of third-gradish.

I tolerate *******.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Kent, Washington
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If not wanting to deal with someone else's habit makes someone a *****, what do we call people who expect others to experience discomfort without complaint so that they can indulge in their habits?

I have a word for it. In fact, I have two: Insufferable prick.


My whole point is that some smoke in the air is hardly serious discomfort. You can tolerate it unless you've certain and specific serious health problems. You want to be mollycoddled.

I'll tolerate others habits and expect mine to be tolerated in return. Today we tolerate all sorts of sexual perversions, bastardy, street beggars, alchoholism, cell phones and fried eggs on hamburgers. Doesn't seem much of a stretch to tolerate smoking.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I just get so sick of the militant anti-smokers trying to frame this as a health issue when it's readily apparent that that's a cop out -- it's a comfort issue. Let's at least be honest about that.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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It amazes me how the non-smokers have trampled this topic. If it doesn't pertain to you why are you on this page? Chicago and Illinois lost my tax dollars over 5 years ago but someday both will find a way to tax more money away from all of you regardless of your likes, dislikes or habits. Glad I got out while my house was worth more than I paid for it.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Evanston
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I tolerate *******.
Not stooping to this level.


Aragx6 -having a cloud of smoke blown in your face while outdoors is not going to cause cancer, but it stinks and it's obnoxious. It's rude and inconsiderate to smoke in a place filled with people, even if it's outdoors. And someone else mentioned on this thread about fines for people who throw cigarette butts on the ground as if it's not trash. I don't get that. It's nasty. I know a few smokers who are very considerate and who realize that smoke bothers people and therefore do not smoke near other people. They do not throw butts on the ground. I have no problem with this and don't think the government should tell them whether or not they can smoke. It seems people like this are a minority, though.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:23 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Not stooping to this level.


Aragx6 -having a cloud of smoke blown in your face while outdoors is not going to cause cancer, but it stinks and it's obnoxious. It's rude and inconsiderate to smoke in a place filled with people, even if it's outdoors. And someone else mentioned on this thread about fines for people who throw cigarette butts on the ground as if it's not trash. I don't get that. It's nasty. I know a few smokers who are very considerate and who realize that smoke bothers people and therefore do not smoke near other people. They do not throw butts on the ground. I have no problem with this and don't think the government should tell them whether or not they can smoke. It seems people like this are a minority, though.
Plenty of people in this world are rude. Do we need to legislate against rudeness?

Sure, smoking adds to the national health care costs. Yet, we only investigate the effects of cigarettes and not the individual causes to health problems. Yes, Nicotine has negative side effects but smoking pure tobacco is not nearly as harmful as commercial cigarettes. That pack of Marlboros is going to contain a lot of really harmful and addictive additives. The fertilizers used have trace amounts of radioactive material (perhaps the primary cause of cancer from smoking) and there is no regulation on the quality of the product. What we should be doing is using sin taxes for making cigarettes less harmful and less addictive.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Sorry but lots of things in this city stink. There's this awful sewer smell right at 6 corners in WP that makes me want to puke. There's a big pile of trash in front of a house in McKinley Park that smells like a dead hooker cooked some 3-week old salmon in bum pee.

If you don't like smells, move to the country.
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