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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Something Positive

Bloggers get a bad rap for being too negative. Well, I'm gonna try to be a more positive force in this world.

I want to use my powers for good not evil.

In the world, society generally thinks government is a corrupt bunch of doofuses (wait for the positive). Well, in Illinois our great state did at least one amazing thing this year.

Smoking is banned indoors, period.


All public indoor facilities are now smoke free zones.
When you go into a restaurant the choice of smoking or non-smoking is no longer an option.
The best example of how great this law is would be a trip to one of Illinois' riverboat casinos. In the past the air would be thick with smoke. My eyes would start watering almost instantly. My throat would get scratchy and my voice would start to sound like Barry White with a cold. And that was just the first 5 minutes. But, the yucky feeling didn't end when you left the boat. The stench would follow you home. It would cling to every fiber of you clothes and hair.

But now going to the boat is like taking a walk in the forest. Albeit a forest with dinging slot machines and cocktail waitresses, but fresh air a plenty. Now I don't mind so much losing my money. At least I'm not losing lung capacity.

I'm sorry if my smoking readers don't like this new law. I'm sorry you smoke. I wish you my best in trying to quit. Try this link for help, www.quityes.org.

So there is my positive blog, have a nice day.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well I am a SMOKER who loves to gamble. I don't want to quit either.

bill a said...

this law has turned my favorite "family" restaurant into my favorite family restaurant. the restaurant is located accross the street from a hospital and it was only good to go there if there wasn't anyone smoking. many times we did not go because of this and we almost stopped going there entirely. last we were there the waitress told us that people would come in there everyday at lunch and just sit and smoke. not any longer. a nice little neighborhood place just got better.

Mark Plocharczyk said...

What restaurant?