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Sad clumps of smokers outside buildings

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TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 13:46:20

I want to take a photo of them and show it to them. Its never a good look

TheHouseOnBellSt Mon 06-Jul-15 13:47:20

Good for you.


WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Mon 06-Jul-15 13:48:12

Even sadder in this downpour!

tangledtanga Mon 06-Jul-15 13:48:52

I doubt they are out there to look good. Self righteousness is never a good look.

FineDamBeaver Mon 06-Jul-15 13:48:55

Oh I can't help envying them, Teal. I miss smoking.

TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 13:49:46

pinched bewrinkled faces

Drawing sharply as they survey their £19.99 shoes.


TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 06-Jul-15 13:50:11

And then they'd say 'oh yes, it's a picture of me doing what I was just doing: enjoying a cigarette'.

I'd like to take a picture of people walking past smokers with pursed lips feeling superior and then waft it in front of their supercilious faces. Never a good look.

FineDamBeaver Mon 06-Jul-15 13:51:06

Still envy them. I've got a pinched bewrinkled face, £8 shoes and no fags.

TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 13:51:08

* snorty laughter*

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 06-Jul-15 13:51:20

Jesus, you pay a lot of attention if you're noticing and pricing their shoes!

Find something better to do, OP.

TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 13:51:49

they never look HAPPY from their fag, though, Just stressed

maybe it was me with the camera

FineDamBeaver Mon 06-Jul-15 13:53:02

Bet they were more stressed before the ciggie, though...

TheOriginalSteamingNit Mon 06-Jul-15 13:53:47

I'm happy reading a book, but I don't sit there beaming!

I don't smoke any more, but I distinctly remember enjoying cigarettes when I did. In fact, I think that might be why I kept doing it, come to think of it....

Don't worry about it: I'm sure if they were having a nasty time they could realise it by themselves without any twats looking on with pursed lips and judging their shoes.

owlborn Mon 06-Jul-15 13:54:38

I'm always kind of jealous of the smokers. From the times I've hung out with the smokers, there's always a bit of camaraderie, a bit of chat. And man, do smokers know what is going on in a building before anyone else!

TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 13:56:02

oh these werent chatting OOOH NO
all scattered about outside the DHSS type building. With shoes on and wrinkles

VodkaJelly Mon 06-Jul-15 13:58:56

OOh yes owlborn, I am a non smoker but at work my good friend was a smoker and was always in the smoking hut, my god, she knew the gossip, who was shagging who, why so and so was sacked etc. I was most miffed when she gave up smoking as her gossip knowledge plummeted.

FineDamBeaver Mon 06-Jul-15 14:00:46

The establishment's fucked them over. Got them hooked on nicotine them turned them out onto the streets in inadequate footwear. They're too busy thinking anti-establishment thoughts to gossip these days.

ApocalypseNowt Mon 06-Jul-15 14:01:27

Just shoes and wrinkles? I agree that probably isn't a good look. I usually manage to wriggle into some cheapo clothes too inbetween sad fags and dodging weirdos with cameras trying to take my picture and show me it.

TealFanClub Mon 06-Jul-15 14:07:26

grin at Apocalypse

pissoffheadache Mon 06-Jul-15 14:07:40

Let me know when you are next around and I will smile for you. Sometimes even if I do not want a cigarette then I will join my colleagues just for the gossip smile

GlitzAndGigglesx Mon 06-Jul-15 14:07:57

I miss smoking and if I ever looked sad it would be because I was sad before the fag. Smoking is a great social thing else would I have known about my boss being moved due to a workplace affair? grin

CuttedUpPear Mon 06-Jul-15 14:08:49

I am on benefits OP.
Care to step outside to discuss your prejudices?

ConfusedInBath Mon 06-Jul-15 14:09:08

Fucking hell.

Mumsnet has never been more crazy.

It has truly gone tits up.

FineDamBeaver Mon 06-Jul-15 14:10:17

I wish smoking was just a LITTLE bit bad for you.

Bad enough to keep away the bouncy, sporty types, and super-busy managers. But not bad enough to kill you.

Then it would be ace. I want to stand with the smokers again.

poppym12 Mon 06-Jul-15 14:13:22

I used to enjoy leaving my office for a cigarette break. it got me away from sanctimonious, shoe judging type old hags who's main topic of conversation was whatever crap had been on telly the night before. I'm cigarette free these days, and remain wrinkle free. I do prefer to be barefoot though.

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