scouts-l Mail Archive for April of 2000: Re: smoking
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG
Fri Apr 14 1972 - 08:16:30 CST
On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, Dale & Donna Buss wrote:
> Regarding smoking and adult smokers:
> Those who don't smoke and those who quit smoking (sometimes the most
> sanctifying of non-smokers) cannot be bothered by smoking if it is not in
> their presence.
Others may not be "bothered by smoking" if they don't see it, but they
*can* be bothered by the essence of it. Smokers do not realize it,
because they have adjusted to it, but their clothing reeks of stale
cigarette smoke; this is because the air inside their homes contains
stale cigarette smoke and the odor is absorbed by the clothing. (and it
can happen faster than one believes -- An overnight visit to my
grandmother while she smoked meant I had to air the suitcases outdoors
for two days *AND* wash every stitch of clothing we'd taken with us.)
Of course, something similar happens to people who own house-pets; one
family I know always smelt of wet dog, another smelt of cat litter box.
My own clothing tends to remind others of exotic ethnic restaurants.
People who work the French fryers at the Burger-Barf tend to smell of
stale grease. And, unfortunately, the smell envelope is about a foot.