Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Mmmm...Cigarette Smoke

So, not much new to post here. Except that we went to the park a few hours ago, and an idiot was walking around smoking right smack in the middle of the play area (with his young daughter right there) and couldn't seem to comprehend why Braden asked him not to. I really don't think he got it that cigarette smoke permeates THE WHOLE AREA and that smokers don't have their own personal smoke bubble. His ignorance astounded me.

This is how the conversation went:

Braden (stopping the swing to a screeching halt, throwing Jenna at me and running over to Idiot ManBoy): Please don't smoke around my daughter.
Idiot ManBoy: I wasn't smoking around your daughter.
Braden: (in utter disbelief)...It's all over this entire area!
IMB: Whatever. (shoves the still-lit cigarette into his pocket)

(a minute later back at the swings, where IMB puts his daughter in the swing next to us)
Braden: You shouldn't even smoke around your own daughter.
Ker (not wanting her husband to get a booty-whuppin') Shhhh...

However, my fears were unfounded, as IMB did not respond to Braden's last comment. I was picturing having to waddle in between two dudes to break it up, but luckily, I didn't have to.

I haven't seen Braden that mad since...well, since yesterday, when WalMart closed down their hot food section early for maintenance, and he had to survive without popcorn chicken and jojos.

Ha, I kid. He was slightly more mad at the smoker.

1 comment:

Carolyn said...

Wow, Braden is a brave dude! I don't know that I could have been so blunt. :-)

I've been in this situation before at the play ground. Perhaps I would have started with glares in the smokers directions. Or commenting loudly, "I'm sorry son, we can't go swing because someone is smoking."

Maybe if I could have mustered enough courage I would have said, "Excuse me, could you please not smoke on the play ground. It's not good for the children." But I've never been that brave.

Usually I just retreat the area to avoid confrontation. But I'm chicken. And to totally generalize, most smokers kind of look like scary people. :-) hee heee