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Old 02-20-2008, 04:52 AM   #51
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Smokers don't bother you, but, it annoys you that they smoke out of habit. I don't see why this would bother you. Say someone drinks a soda the same time everyday, which I do, would that bother you?.
If we had to accommodate your routine, then yes probably. If you just had a soda that was incidental to anybody else, then no. I put the bit about the habit down cos three people who were very close to me had habit cigarettes and those habits imposed on others around them - they would all light up when the got into the car, irrespective of the journey so even if you didn't mind the smoke in the car, you always had a dirty windscreen; my girlfriend would always light up as she was going to be dropped off, so you would have to wait for her to finish her cigarette before you could go home yourself and the boyfriend, well he just chain-smoked out of habit. Habit smoking was my primary exposure to smoke. I can understand someone needing something like a cigarette or wanting one or even liking one to round off dinner say but it really gets annoying when someone's habit is imposed on you.

So I guess, really it is the imposition of the habit on me that I dislike rather than the habit itself if that makes better sense. And if you are wondering whether I impose a habit on somebody else, well probably but I do try to not develop habits, and try to vary routines as well but I'm not perfect.
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Old 02-20-2008, 05:29 AM   #52
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I`ve been a smoker about 30 years now, but I won`t go into a food joint where people are allowed to smoke either.

having a "Smoking area" in a food joint is like having a corner in a swimming pool were you`re allowed to Pee!
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Old 02-20-2008, 10:12 AM   #53
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If we had to accommodate your routine, then yes probably. If you just had a soda that was incidental to anybody else, then no. I put the bit about the habit down cos three people who were very close to me had habit cigarettes and those habits imposed on others around them - they would all light up when the got into the car, irrespective of the journey so even if you didn't mind the smoke in the car, you always had a dirty windscreen; my girlfriend would always light up as she was going to be dropped off, so you would have to wait for her to finish her cigarette before you could go home yourself and the boyfriend, well he just chain-smoked out of habit. Habit smoking was my primary exposure to smoke. I can understand someone needing something like a cigarette or wanting one or even liking one to round off dinner say but it really gets annoying when someone's habit is imposed on you.

So I guess, really it is the imposition of the habit on me that I dislike rather than the habit itself if that makes better sense. And if you are wondering whether I impose a habit on somebody else, well probably but I do try to not develop habits, and try to vary routines as well but I'm not perfect.
Okay, that I understand. Just wanted to see what it was that bothered you.

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I`ve been a smoker about 30 years now, but I won`t go into a food joint where people are allowed to smoke either.

having a "Smoking area" in a food joint is like having a corner in a swimming pool were you`re allowed to Pee!
EWWWWW but, that's as close as your going to get. I was always like that too.
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