Where There's Smoke - 06/09/14
We all see things when we're out that make you go hum! Lately near my office I've been seeing a lot of people literally standing in the middle of the road to smoke. A growing number of businesses have no smoking policies indoors. I get it. It's an unhealthy habit you don't want to force on others, but is it going too far to say you can't even smoke on our property.
That's obviously what's happened at some businesses. Otherwise, there would be no reason for multiple people to be standing on an island in the middle of the street to smoke or huddled at what's clearly the end of their employer's property line. Isn't it enough to say smoke outside? Do you really have to drive folks off the premises?
I don't smoke, never have and I don't really want to smell your cigarette but I will admit to liking the smell of a cigar now and then. Just seems like some companies overdo it in the name of public health, political correctness, whatever. A little common sense will usually take you a long way. Isn't there some reasonable distance from the door or fresh air intake that would keep people out of traffic? Rant over.