Re: CHAT: Smokes was Re: CHAT: postcodes
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 25, 2002, 14:08|
--- Stephen Mulraney <ataltanie@...> wrote:
> To me the idea of complaining about
> smoking while outdoors is unthinkable, unless the
> smoke is blowing into
> your face, in which case you would move or ask the
> smoker to move; but I
> can't imagine it ever being anyone else's business
> who smokes outdoors.
> Indoors is a different matter obviously.
The local county government nearly passed a bill that
would have made it legal for you to complain about
your neighbour across the street's smoking outside,
and the neighbour would be compelled to smoke inside
[And if it isn't apparent, yes, both parties are
outside, separated by maybe two or three hundred feet
of air space and wind direction is irrelevant.]
Happily, this bit of beaurocratic lunacy made national
news within about 10 minutes, and died a quick
raps il tenós mathin la ngouerma;
mays comez le nces il luchets le secund.
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