Friday, 18 April 2008

Running the Gauntlet

I have meant to mention this before, but haven't got round to it. Is it just me that is fed up of fighting my way into a pub and then out of it again, through a dense clump of cigarette smokers? More than one or two of the pubs visited yesterday had this unattractive feature as well as a distinct smell of smoke within, especially near the door, presumably from the smoke drifting in. This was added to by one landlady who simply pulled open the back door, stood within the frame and smoked into the pub while continuing her conversation and blowing her smoke inside.

OK I am feeling a bit curmudgeonly at the moment and the unseasonal cold weather isn't helping and of course it is much better than it used to be, but surely this is against the law?

6 comments:

Zak said...

I'm with you on this one, tanders. Another irritating habit is taking a nice big drag on a fag outside, and then not exhaling until well inside the pub.

Tyson said...

You're not supposed to do it within 6 feet of the entrance. That's why smoking shelters aren't allowed immediately outside pubs. Sadly, this never seems to be mentioned.

Bushwhacker said...

Like so many things in life, it's only illegal when you're caught. Or if someone can be bothered to catch you.

Paul Garrard said...

Bushwhacker you are so right - as someone who has just had 3 points added to his driving licence I'm thinking it's about time they introduced 'smokers cameras' to catch these selfish bastards!

teddy said...

fascists... whats wrong with you people, you've got your little law. i'm sure you'd all prefer pubs to be nothing more than a little chattering club for clog wearing bearded types, looking into their precious pints, but theres more than just you out there. prehaps you'd be happy if all smokers were made to wear a yellow star on their coats so you could avoid them on the street aswell. maybe we should adopt full south african no cross contamination policies. get a life you moaning creeps.

Tandleman said...

Sounds to me that you are the fascist.