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people smoking in cars with children

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motherbeyond Fri 03-Jul-09 16:31:57

Am guessing most people feel this same about this subject.I was just out in our village with my 2.A car pulled up and two women got out of the car smoking.Fair enough.They then proceeded to open the back doors and let two primary school children out and a toddler.This makes my blood boil.What are these people thinking.It's bad enough when they are walking along pushing a buggy with a fag in their hand,at least they're outside.To trap children ina car and force them to inhale fumes from their death sticks,is beyond word springs to mind.scum.Harsh,but true imo

DisturbinglySexuallyInactive Fri 03-Jul-09 16:36:04

I'm just not inclined to agree with anyone today. I will be the sole YABU voice on this thread and condemn you for polluting your children with your nasty, judgmental attitudes.

Confuzzeled Fri 03-Jul-09 16:40:18

*Pulls up a chair*

lottarump Fri 03-Jul-09 16:43:58

here we go...

<<<lights fag and sits back>>>

Lizzylou Fri 03-Jul-09 16:45:08

I do so love the word scum so very evocative

lottarump Fri 03-Jul-09 16:47:02

did you namechange fror this thread motherbeyond?

Wonderstuff Fri 03-Jul-09 16:49:02

DH smokes, with the window open, while dd is in the car. The smoke goes out the window. Much safer than having dh driving whilst in angry nicotine withdrawn state. I wish he would give up, but he doesn't want to give up enough. I think that the smoking in public places was right, banning smoking in private places is too nanny state for me.

Boys2mam Fri 03-Jul-09 16:54:43

I'm with Mother's disgusting!!!!

motherbeyond Fri 03-Jul-09 17:07:34

I didn't name change.I have never posted before but have read other threads with interest.I thought the word scum,may raise an eyebrow or two,but am sticking to my guns on this one.I know it's a strong and unpleasant description but i feel it's use under these circumstances is warranted.I cannot possibly imagine a situation where this would be acceptable.To me it's an entirely self centred ignorant act.I was a smoker myself until i realised i was pregnant,but even if i had restarted after the birth,there is no way i would have smoked in a car with my children...and disturbinglysexyinactive...if my nasty judgemental attitudes are all i pollute my kids least theyre unlikely to get lung cancer through passively inhaling them!!!

FairLadyRantALot Fri 03-Jul-09 17:11:02

funny enough they were only talking about this very thing on the Wright Stuff, either this week or last week!
Fwiw....I totally agree with you OP....I used to be a smoker, but smoking in enclosed spaces , especially with Kids around, is unacceptable...even windows open is not really a good idea....

smoking in cars full stop is kinda vile...and neither dh nor I would do that, when we were still smoking...

southeastastra Fri 03-Jul-09 17:12:22

did you say anything to them?

Ewe Fri 03-Jul-09 17:14:00

Haven't we done this to death yet?

FairLadyRantALot Fri 03-Jul-09 17:16:19

does it matter Ewe...if it has been done to death (which is very likely) and you are NOT interested, why not just hide it?

Knickers0nMaHead Fri 03-Jul-09 17:17:02


sweetkitty Fri 03-Jul-09 17:17:43

I often post on these threads as I was one of those children in the back of a car with a chain smoking Dad and a Mum smoking as well, my brother and I would hang our heads out the window but were told we were letting in the cold. It would sting our eyes and cause us to cough, oh yes and my Dad would roll down the window but it would still blow in.

Sorry but I would rather have a nicotine withdrawing driver than allow anyone to smoke over my DC in a car, stick a patch over his gib, he has a choice children do not.

Ewe Fri 03-Jul-09 17:19:04

I just think doing the same thread every two weeks is a little counter productive for what is supposed to be a diverse chat forum.

DisturbinglySexuallyInactive Fri 03-Jul-09 17:21:33


There is really nothing worse than an evangelical ex-smoker.

FairLadyRantALot Fri 03-Jul-09 17:23:15

well Ewe...but people don't always have time to search old posts, etc.....

like I said, if people are bored with something, why not jsut ignore it....easy enough done, isn't it?
I am sure tehre are plenty of threads that will appeal....

I mean, it doesn't matter to me, just, well..if ya bored, than why waste time on somehting that bores you grin

Knickers0nMaHead Fri 03-Jul-09 17:24:04

exactly dsi

southeastastra Fri 03-Jul-09 17:25:03

well i can think of a few worse things, like chinese water torture, or having to chew your own leg off

southeastastra Fri 03-Jul-09 17:25:22

well i can think of a few worse things, like chinese water torture, or having to chew your own leg off

FairLadyRantALot Fri 03-Jul-09 17:28:23

was that to me?
If so...may I just point out, I didn't start the I said, I didn't smoke in teh car when I was still smoking...nothing to do with my personal ex-smoking status...grin...and I am not evangelical...
I don't think grin

and yes SEA of course there ar worse things...but it isn't nice, is it....inhaling smoke in confined areas....

on the wright stuff they were argueing it could be seen as child abuse...iirc...but I think that goes a bit to far...

DisturbinglySexuallyInactive Fri 03-Jul-09 17:33:04

evangelical ex-smoker = OP

(I think?)

Morloth Fri 03-Jul-09 17:52:37

I can't think of a single reason why you would need to smoke in a car with kids. So I am going to go with YANBU.

scum is a bit harsh though, thoughtless would be more appropriate.

LadyOfWaffle Fri 03-Jul-09 17:55:37

Na, scum seems a good word to me. Can these people not wait a few mins?

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