Civil Disobedience

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    Yesterday, a new law went into effect in NC.
    No smoking in restaurants.

    There is a little place down the street from my house that I eat at often, and they have always allowed smoking.
    I went there for a meal yesterday.
    No ashtrays were on the table yesterday.
    After my meal, I lit up a cigarette. My act of civil disobedience.
    My waitress brought me more water while I was smoking and didn't say a word. 2 other waitresses saw me and didn't say a word. Probably half the patrons in the restaurant saw me and didn't say a word.

    While I was sitting there (still smoking), I observed a couple come in. They looked around and saw me smoking They asked the waitress (same waitress I had) for a seat in the non-smoking section. She replied, "New law doesn't allow smoking in any restaurant, you can sit anywhere you want". :cool: She got a good tip.

    It is only day one, so I probably can't keep this up for long, but I'm going to try.
     
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    In all honesty, you'll get used to it, but I do understand. The worst is banning smoking in bars.
     
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    I always thought it should be the choice of the business owner.
     
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    Bars were included.
     
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    Me also.
    Seems some people want the government to decide what people do with their personal establishments.
     
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    You will get used to it, it sucks at first. The first day here it was 10 degrees outside. the Bingo halls that raised money for Big Brothers and Sister and one that raised money for a special needs school both ended up shutting down. The Native American Casino's and Bingo halls of course benefitted from the law. :D
    They also started fining bars that allowed smoking, and you also start to realize the smoke smell was covering up even worse smells.
     
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    Gee, I should get used to the government telling people what to do with their personal property.
    Maybe they will give me some scraps from the table so I can really feel like a begging dog.
     
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    NJ has had a smoking ban for as long time. It has killed a lot of bars and restaurants - esp.the casinos. At least the weather isn't so bad in NC.January in NJ is brutal. The only bars by me that do well in the winter have "heated patios" that allow smoking. Its prob.still illegal, but so far no one has pushed it. But someone will7.

    Smoking under the age of 18 is now a criminal offense and they have also suggested outlawing smoking in CARS if children are present. Just what the cops need. Arresting soccer moms and teenagers for smoking. Like they don't have anything better to do.

    Welcome to the nanny state. We are headed toward outlawing hamburgers too.
     
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    I feel your pain. It has been banned for several years in my red state...in both bars and restaurants. I am used to the restaurants but don't go to bars anymore...there is no point going somewhere that won't allow you to relax.
     
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    What did you ash your ciggie in? The water glass or the floor?


    How big a tip did you leave your waitress?


    Details, details!
     
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