Master Don Juan
- May 3, 2013
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i think that’s your own bias. The idea smokers drive any differently is pretty odd. Also given the fact that smokers are risk takers, and non smokers are risk adverse, I’d say the opposite is likely true.I’ve noticed that by and large, the only women who smoke are inherently selfish in nature. Ever notice the way smokers drive? Excruciatingly slow and entitled. While they’re relaxing with their smoke, they feel they own the road and think that everyone must conform to their warped sense of time.
Aside from that, it’s simply a smelly, disgusting habit that affects everyone around them. A smoker immediately disqualifies herself to me.
I’m a former smoker of many moons ago, so I don’t have bias as such.
I would guess that relentless campaigns by health authorities/social progressives may have clouded the issue somewhat.
in terms of entitlement, I don’t see smokers demanding the right to smoke in other peoples living rooms and public spaces. Yet, non smokers are on the verge of banning smoking in all public Spaces in a number of countries. That’s highly authoritarian and illiberal.
It really is odd how vitriolic the anti smoking feeling is. I guess if you just repeat a message enough times in the media you can manufacture whatever grievance you want.
classic in group/out group dynamic. Smoking a fag, provided you aren’t literally blowing it in someone’a face doesn’t harm anyone but the smoker. The passive smoking figures are pretty overblown anyway. you most likely have more to risk from diesel fumes, but I don’t see diesel drivers being demonised.
live and let live.