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post #826 of 7575

I hate cigar smokers not because of the smoke, but the bullshit. In my world it is always just me sitting on a bench.

 

I understand the gathered around a doorway thing, but outside in a park? Doubt there's really a dense "fog of smoke." 

 

As I was lighting up at the entrance to the park (before I saw the signs) some kid came around the corner of a statue and stopped dead in his tracks staring at me with his eyes wide. He then slowly backed up until he joined his parents then walked on the other side of them as far away from me as he could. 

 

I felt like Joseph Merrick.

 

lefty

post #827 of 7575
I hate cigar smokers because they always walk REALLY slowly on the sidewalk.
post #828 of 7575
I'm trying to pinpoint the precise time when smokers in America became pariahs. It must've been in the last decade.
post #829 of 7575
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

I hate cigar smokers because they always walk REALLY slowly on the sidewalk.

 

If you walk slowly enough, it's just like sitting.

 

Anyway, I can't hate on NYC too much. Yesterday, I walked down Jerry Orbach Way. Any city that puts up a tribute to Orbach is a-ok in my book.

 

Orbach Way

 

lefty

post #830 of 7575
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

If you walk slowly enough, it's just like sitting.

Anyway, I can't hate on NYC too much. Yesterday, I walked down Jerry Orbach Way. Any city that puts up a tribute to Orbach is a-ok in my book.

17orbach.190.jpg

lefty

Did someone put Baby in that corner?
post #831 of 7575
It is amazing how sanitary, anti-septic, and fucking bland our world has become in the last 20 years.

That is all.
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post #833 of 7575
Smokers irritate only when they are thoughtless and inconsiderate. Your smoking a cigar while sitting on a bench does not, for me, fall into either category. Who annoys the f*** out of me is the person smokes while walking on a busy sidewalk. If you're walking in the same direction, you're essentially smoking along with them, and they also typically swing the cigarette around, heedless of the people around them.
post #834 of 7575
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I really don't like trudging through it, also, it makes it difficult for my FWD minivan to get up my driveway.

You and Kunk have a lot more in common than I thought.
post #835 of 7575
on more than one occasion (ok, twice) I've had cig ends brushed against my clothing from an aloof smoker, and both times ash stains were left and I had to go to the dry cleaners.
post #836 of 7575
I hold whatever I'm smoking a certain way if I'm smoking in close proximity to others. I hold it with my thumb and pointer and use the remaining 3 to wrap around it. My hand will get burned, but no one else will. I've also never been burned using this method, because I'm not a careless asshole.

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I would never belong to a club that would have someone like me as a member.
 
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

on more than one occasion (ok, twice) I've had cig ends brushed against my clothing from an aloof smoker, and both times ash stains were left and I had to go to the dry cleaners.

 

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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Smokers irritate only when they are thoughtless and inconsiderate. Your smoking a cigar while sitting on a bench does not, for me, fall into either category. Who annoys the f*** out of me is the person smokes while walking on a busy sidewalk. If you're walking in the same direction, you're essentially smoking along with them, and they also typically swing the cigarette around, heedless of the people around them.

 

Assholes. That's why I like to sit quietly away from everyone.

 

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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

I hold whatever I'm smoking a certain way if I'm smoking in close proximity to others. I hold it with my thumb and pointer and use the remaining 3 to wrap around it. My hand will get burned, but no one else will. I've also never been burned using this method, because I'm not a careless asshole.

 

The only way to hold a cigar.

 

swell_smoking_cigar.jpg

 

 

 

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An excerpt “From a New York Paper” quoted in The Portfolio of Entertaining & Instructive ‘Varieties in History, Literature, Fine Arts &c, 1829

Grammatical Smoking – As smoking is an innocent indulgence and as it is customary with people of all classes to relate the news of the day with cigars in their mouths; and as the generality of smokers make an awkward appearance, in consequence of their ignorance of the theory of punctuation in smoking, the following system is recommended:

A simple puff serves for a comma; Puff, puff a semicolon; Puff, puff, puff, a colon; Six puffs, a period; A pause, with a cigar kept in the mouth, represents a dash, longer or shorter in continuance. With theunder lip raise the cigar almost against the nose, for an exclamation. And to express great emotion, even to the shedding of tears, only raise, as before, the cigar to the end of the nose. For an interrogation, it is only necessary to open the lips and draw the cigar round the corner of the mouth. Taking the cigar from the mouth, and shaking the ashes from the end, is the conclusion of a paragraph. And throwing it in the fire is a final and stylish pause. Never begin a story with a half-smoked cigar; for to light another while conversing, is not only a breach of politeness, but interferes with the above system of punctuation, and destroys all harmony of expression.

 

lefty

post #838 of 7575
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

It is amazing how sanitary, anti-septic, and fucking bland our world has become in the last 20 years.
That is all.

everywhere you go now, there is one of those stupid anti-bacterial gel dispensers. And if people touch anything, they need to run to one of those things and clean their precious hands. baldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gif
post #839 of 7575
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Originally Posted by lefty View Post

If you walk slowly enough, it's just like sitting.

Anyway, I can't hate on NYC too much. Yesterday, I walked down Jerry Orbach Way. Any city that puts up a tribute to Orbach is a-ok in my book.

17orbach.190.jpg

lefty

Arrived like two hours ago, drove by that thing and thought I was hallucinating.
post #840 of 7575
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

everywhere you go now, there is one of those stupid anti-bacterial gel dispensers. And if people touch anything, they need to run to one of those things and clean their precious hands. baldy[1].gifffffuuuu.gif
I'll say this about New York, when in residence I tend to get sick more frequently than elsewhere. Then again, I avoid the gel dispensers.
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