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Please don't smoke in the queue!

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HT96 Wed 13-May-20 10:02:48

Really winds me up, no where to go otherwise lose my place and have to stand breathing in peoples cigarette smoke 🤦🏻‍♀️ just want to do my food shop without stinking of fags! 🤢

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TeddyIsaHe Wed 13-May-20 10:03:58

I smoke (when drunk!) and this pisses me off too. How can someone not go for 20 mins without a fag?!

Sparklfairy Wed 13-May-20 10:04:57

I'm a smoker and it's unbelievable how selfish some people are. I hate it too!

HT96 Wed 13-May-20 10:06:07

@TeddyIsaHe I would not mind they could ask the person behind to hold the place and stand to the side 🤦🏻‍♀️ makes it even worse now as parents have to bring their children with people having to go back to work and they do not need to be breathing that in!

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Shinyletsbebadguys Wed 13-May-20 10:06:18

I agree actually (usually the complaining about outside cigarette smoke irritates me because it always comes across pearl clutchy) I vape, but no way would I vape in a queue, there is no need and it makes people anxious.

I was pleased to see kn a Tesco queue a week ago the security guard actually asked the man in front of me who was smoking to step away from the queue or put it out. I thought that was good.

ptumbi Wed 13-May-20 10:07:14

If nothing else, you'd think that this pandemic would make people realise just how valuable their healthy lungs are!

Having said that, it's legal, they are outside, breathing in second hand smoke for the 5 minutes it takes to smoke a fag, is probably not going to harm you that much.

HT96 Wed 13-May-20 10:09:33

@ptumbi Its not about the harm it is having respect for the people around you, its a shit time for everyone. I smoked before having DC and would never have stood around people like this and lit a cigarette! Especially when 70% of this queue are all over 60!

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myangelalex Wed 13-May-20 10:21:47

Doesn't personally bother me if it's at a distance. I'd hate someone standing close by smoking. Married to an ex smoker, so I'm pretty tolerant.

ptumbi Wed 13-May-20 10:35:24

Ah well HT96, if you are looking for respect you will be looking for a long time!

As an ex-smoker, you'll agree that smokers are among the most selfish people out there.

vodkaredbullgirl Wed 13-May-20 10:39:11

As a smoker there is no way i would smoke in a queue or even out shopping.

Disneylover4321 Wed 13-May-20 10:39:45

I wouldn't want to stand in a supermarket queue and have me, my 10 months DD and my DS7 have to breathe in fucking smoke!

Sparklfairy Wed 13-May-20 10:48:38

@ptumbi no more selfish than cyclists, bad/angry drivers, parents who let their kids watch Peppa Pig on a tablet without headphones on a crowded train... People can be selfish for any reason. Sometimes these people happen to be smokers.

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