Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Where There's Smoke There's Fire

It might be the 21st Century but in some ways Israel isn't there yet.

One of those ways is smoking. In most of the world, while smoking many people still smoke, it isn't socially acceptable to do it in certain places namely restaurants or in the work place.

Went out to a Sheva Brachot last night and it was at a restaurant in Talpiot. There was some imaginary line down the middle of the room which separated the non-smoking section from the smoking section. Unfortunately no-one told the smoke.

We were sitting right on the Tropic of Cancer and this smoker was sitting on the other side of it, meaning the smoke was going directly into Yakira's pram/carriage/עגלה. Thankfully our good friend Yoav intervened and managed to convince her to stop smoking.

I have no problem with people smoking per say but I shouldn't have to come home reeking of it which is what happened.

We got home and then watched Borat with our good friend, Pnina. Interesting movie....


Blogger eliesheva said...

Not only are you right - you shouldn't come home reeking of smoke, but you shouldn't have to take it indoors at all, your baby shouldn't have to be exposed to it ANYWHERE, and you know what - I'm sorry, but it is a disgusting, SELFISH habit. Narcisstic, even. We don't need it in the communcal air we breathe. Smokers don't have to care about killing themselves, but they should care about killing others.

Why not have a smokers-only warehouse some place, where they can all hotbox themselves into cancerous oblivion?

The JPost ran an article this week about lung cancer. Something like 30 million people die of lung cancer a year - and about 90% of it is related to inhaling cigarette smoke. Our taxes go to keeping those people alive slightly longer after decades of thier own mistakes. And what about the non-smokers who suffer for their friends' sins?

Totally selfish.

6:45 PM  
Blogger BagelUndertheCouch said...

it's such a nasty habit! last time i was there, i saw a group of kids that couldn't have been more than 10 just lighting up! didn't even try to hide it!!!

gah, i loved borat.

5:58 AM  

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