I couldn't believe the ad that I saw at the movies earlier tonight.
I'm not sure who financed it.
But someone is clearly interested in training the young women of tomorrow (who will all own iPods no doubt) to belittle smokers.
I'm really not quite sure that I have any comment on that.
I'm just sort of amused at how pathetically shallow people are.
Really. I'm smiling.
I give up.
I'm just gonna go to the bathroom or something.
>> I'm just sort of amused at how pathetically shallow people are.
Really. I'm smiling. <<
I'm amused, too, when I'm not staving off a retch. ;)
Oh, I hope you actually meant what you said.
So, you *did* mean 'retch', right? Not, like, 'wretch'.
So you meant that you were laughing when you weren't trying to avoid throwing up, rather than laughing while trying to avoid me (thus implying I was a wretch)?
Does such an anti-smoking ad bother you? Or was it something I said?
>> Oh, I hope you actually meant what you said. <<
Of course! :)
>> So, you *did* mean 'retch', right? Not, like, 'wretch'. <<
>> So you meant that you were laughing when you weren't trying not to throw up, <<
You got it.
>> rather than laughing while trying to avoid me (thus implying I was a wretch)? <<
Avoiding you and calling you a wretch!? Never, my friend. :)
>> Does such an anti-smoking ad bother you? Or was it something I said? <<
I respond to the ads in much the same way you do. I think it's funny how much time and money are spent on such a trivial (especially in the grand scheme of things) issue.
I'm an ex-smoker (smoked *lots* of packs of Marlboro Reds per day for a few years) and I'm glad I decided to quit several years back, primarily for health reasons, but I'm about as far from an anti-smoker as you can get. The fact that people are so uptight about smoking actually made it all the more pleasurable to me.
Really, though, I was commenting more on the principle than on the particular, i.e. people tend to judge all sorts of things for shallow, superficial reasons.
It reminds me of a conversation I had recently about religion -- the way some people judge theology based on superficial, short-term outcomes (primarily the resulting "moral" behavior) rather than on ultimate truth and eternal outcomes.
Sometimes you say something here or there that "bothers" me, but that's just one of the many reasons I'm here reading. ;)
You know they changed the name Marlborough to Marlboro so that the Yanquees wouldn't be confused.. ;)
Now if only they would change Worcestershire Sauce to Woostershire Sauce... ;)
Fine. As long as they keep the 'w' on wretch! :)
Oh, and I say Wistersheer.. :P
When I was in high school, some of my friends had non-smoking cars -- if you rode with them, you weren't allowed to smoke in the car.
I retaliated by making the policy in my car "ultra-smoking" -- if you were in my car for more than 10 minutes, you were forced to smoke or get out.
It was awesome, but "non-smokers" didn't like riding with me very well (not after 10 minutes, anyway). :)
I reckon I'm one of the few guys with an "ultra-smoking" office.
Having worked here for years now, I dread the day when I have to start working in a 'normal' office again.
I'll do everything I can to avoid having to go back to one of those.