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to think this non-smoker shouldnt have been complaining about smoke in her face....

(21 Posts)
Bogeyface Tue 30-Oct-12 22:03:48

....when she was standing in a bus shelter type smoking "solution" outside a pub and had come out there to talk to her friend?

AIBU to think that her having a go at another smoker and asking him to stand outside the shelter was not on? If she didnt like it then surely she should have waited for her friend to finish her fag (yes the friend was smoking but didnt get moaned at!) and finished their conversation inside? She was disgusted when he pointed out that he was in the designated smoking area!

Oh and what made me really annoyed was the waving of hands in front of her face, swearing under her breath and faux coughing!

Bogeyface Tue 30-Oct-12 22:04:27

And yes, I have posted in the wrong place!

will ask MNHQ to move it to AIBU!

CrapBag Tue 30-Oct-12 22:05:26

YANBU (I assume thats where this is meant to be smile).

She shouldn't stand in the SMOKING shelter if she doesn't want to get smoke in her face. Bloody idiot.

UndeadPixie Tue 30-Oct-12 22:07:00

Yanbu. Feel the same way about it as you do. I hope you told her she was being ridiculous!

cafebistro Tue 30-Oct-12 22:07:17

Well I agree that if it offended her so much then she shouldn't have stood in there. But smoking's fucking filthy so .... well i don't blame her for moaning.

blondiedollface Tue 30-Oct-12 22:07:19

If it's covered by a roof it's illegal to smoke there under UK law, she was perfectly within her rights, but perhaps BU if it were a 'designated smoking area'

TheOneWithTheHair Tue 30-Oct-12 22:08:10

YANBU. What did she expect?

cardibach Tue 30-Oct-12 22:10:54

Designated smoking area or covered outdoor area? Non-smokers want fresh air too, you know!
If it was designated for smoking, she should have shut up or moved, perhaps, but if it was just a covered area appropriated by smokers that is a different situation.

Bogeyface Tue 30-Oct-12 22:13:34

It was a designated smoking area. couldnt comment on the legalities of the shelter itself but it was away from the outdoor seating area (well away, even though you can smoke there if you want to) and signed as the smoking area.

If she didnt like it, why didnt she move? To me its like complaining about being hit by a car when you are standing in the middle of a motorway!

cardibach Tue 30-Oct-12 22:21:22

In that case, she was unreasonable!

edam Tue 30-Oct-12 22:22:23

I like the analogy with standing in the middle of a motorway. Daft cow, good for him re. the smoker who stayed put.

fizzybeerandsausages Tue 30-Oct-12 22:28:47

I hate smoking but she was BVU. Having a roof doesn't make a smoking shelter illegal, it's more to do with the amount of enclosed sidesand whether it's 'open' enough.

Bogeyface Tue 30-Oct-12 22:31:19

I understood that it shouldnt have more than 50% wall or roof. This was basically a lean-to ype roof attached to a brick wall, so no sides, definitely less than 50%.

NewKateMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 31-Oct-12 13:01:10

Hi guys,

We're going to move this to AIBU soon, so the title will be complete (phew)

SugariceAndScary Wed 31-Oct-12 13:04:14

Silly woman complaining about a smoker in a smokers designated area grin

Yes she was being very unreasonable!

mutny Wed 31-Oct-12 13:05:31

If it's covered by a roof it's illegal to smoke there

No its not.
yes she was being completely unreasonable and a twat.

LadyEvilBeagle Wed 31-Oct-12 13:09:18

Silly cow.
And don't you just hate that arm flapping thing?
Or the fake cough. I know some people hate smoking but pretending to splutter while waving your arms around is not going to make a blind bit of difference.

Cahoots Wed 31-Oct-12 13:19:27

YANBU! The silly moo

janey68 Wed 31-Oct-12 13:26:12

What on earth was she doing standing in a stinky smoking shelter? Obviously she was being unreasonable complaining but I can't for the life of me understand why anyone would choose to be there. Leave the puffers to it!

SchrodingersUndeadMew Wed 31-Oct-12 13:30:17

YANBU! How bloody annoying.

bakerbakerfairycaker Wed 31-Oct-12 13:30:22

Back when you could smoke indoors I sparked up in a pub and a guy on the next table did the faux cough and flapping thing. He managed to flap just enough to send his full pint onto his crotch.

Karma grin

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