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Reasons why New York Sucks

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Manton, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. lefty

    lefty Distinguished Member

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    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
     
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  2. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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


  3. why

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    I'm trying to pinpoint the precise time when smokers in America became pariahs. It must've been in the last decade.
     
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  4. lefty

    lefty Distinguished Member

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    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.

    [​IMG]

    lefty
     


  5. musicmax

    musicmax Senior Member

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    Did someone put Baby in that corner?
     


  6. gnatty8

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

    That is all.
     




  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    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.
     


  8. Bhowie

    Bhowie Stylish Dinosaur

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    You and Kunk have a lot more in common than I thought.
     


  9. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    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.
     


  10. Bhowie

    Bhowie Stylish Dinosaur

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    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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  11. lefty

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

    The only way to hold a cigar.

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  12. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    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. :brick: :fu:
     


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    Arrived like two hours ago, drove by that thing and thought I was hallucinating.
     


  14. RSS

    RSS Stylish Dinosaur

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    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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