by Archie Inoncillo
May 02, 2004
Actually I couldn't speak about that much. To be honest, I did not go to Prom. Just for reasons of non-interest. But anyway, yeah - big points to the high schoolers that chose to not do anything irrational or just plain stupid. And to those who did and didn't get caught - no biggie, just don't let me catch ya. Just wanted to express how glad I am to see teens being responsible for the most part. Thanks. I appreciate the consideration.
On the subject of Ansharr's suggestion to ban non-smokers from smoking establishments. Sorry to say but that'll never happen. I know it's just a suggestion but still, I find that unrealistic. In this world of economy, business is business whether it be an alcoholic jerk who tips very generously to the total straight edge non-smoking, non-alcoholic businessperson who tips not at all. You cannot turn down consumers either way because in all sense business is in it for the money. If they don't let them buy the product then they lose money, simple as that. Businesses don't always look out for the well-being of people but they always have good intentions.
For the places that have established non-smoking environments, that is ultimately a good thing. Especially if you want to keep your business going because I know not everyone smokes or drinks and I know that not everyone doesn't.
I mean granted not every restaurant is geared towards family values and everything. Places like bars are granted that freedom/right to serve alcohol and let cigarettes be smoked because those are places that don't allow people under 18 or 21. Places like bars and adult places are respectively FOR the adult world. You wouldn't take your child to a smoke filled Chuck E. Cheese now would you?
And like Ansharr said, it is
the adult CHOICE to do such things as become a welder or a bartender
or a stripper or anything. And I respect the comment about the
welding fumes being quite a bit more deadly than tobacco smoke.
But still all in the same boat. At least breathing tobacco
smoke can be prevented where in welding one cannot just stop
and the fumes will go away. Welding is a profession and smoking
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