My office has temporarily relocated its package-pickup spot to an area of the building only accessible from one door, opening to the outdoors. I was in line today when I heard a shrill, schoolmarm-y voice yelling at a kid who's probably an intern to immediately put out the cigarette he was smoking. She threatened to call the police on him and said she'd done it many times before.
I turned around to see the 'frau for myself. She fit the DataLounge caricature to a T: fat, middle-aged, *horribly* dressed in some ridiculous flower-print smock. Although I don't smoke and never have, I do happen to know our city's smoking ordinance, so I told her: "Ma'am, while smoking is indeed prohibited within 25 feet of a building entrance, the party that is penalized for code infractions is the building owner, not the smoker. So: unless you're intending to nark on our employer, I'd kindly suggest you remove the stick from your ass and quit harassing this poor young man." She looked at me for a few seconds, shell-shocked, then stormed off in a huff. The kid merely said, "Dude, you are AWESOME."
I don't normally even *care* about 'frauen activities, but this bitch really had it coming!
The nice young man still ain't gonna let you suck his dick, OP.
Another true profile in courage.
There's no apostrophe in front of frau. It's not short for anything.
WTF, R2? It's short for "hausfrau."
I hate entitled smokers, so I support her. And yes, R1 was right - his dick is off-limits to your gumming.
"Hausfrau" is German for "housewife." "Cubefrau" is a DLism that is also acceptably shortened as "'frau."
Good for you, R5. We'll send her to your cubicle so she can try to convert you from your godless ways. Jesus, who she loves, doesn't like mos.
For the record, I had ZERO interest in the intern. He's skinny and pimply and gross.
There goes your invite to MichFest.
It's just "frau." No apostrophe. It means a married woman.
Would you put an apostrophe in front of 'wife to indicate a contraction from housewife? No. Same with "frau."
Thank you OP! I think this is the same woman who passed me biking to work one day. I was having a leisurely ride with a friend when she came up behind us and started ringing her little bell. As she pulled alongside, she shouted, "Move to the right!!" We were the only people around. No cars.
BTW, not knowing smoking is no longer allowed on cruise ship balconies, a maintenance guy onboard came into the room and explained the smoking rule by saying to me and the BF, "We're not going to let you people burn down another one of our ships."
Why can't smokers just quit? There is nothing good about smoking.
R10, this is not a thread about semantics. A wife is not the same thing as a housewife, and "frau" (minus apostrophe) simply means "woman" in German; since I am specifically referring to a housewife, not a woman in general, I put an apostrophe before 'frau.
Oh, sure, R13/OP. Whatever you say.
Then you do so incorrectly, r13
I'm with you, R12. It's 2013, why is anyone still smoking? You look like assholes, and smell even worse.
Well, R16, you'd be very surprised how many smokers exist outside your world. I see how you picture me. Can you imagine how I picture you?
Smokers can quit, that's true. And the nasty assholes shrieking about them will continue to be nasty assholes.
And the nasty assholes are ALWAYS holier-than-thou ex-smokers.
Why do you smoke, R11?
Do you think it makes you look cool?
Do you think it makes people want to be around you?
Do you think it makes people want to kiss you?
Are you so rich you like burning money in such an ostentatious manner?
Now I'm fat!
Which does DL hate more? Fatties. Or smokers?
Would a cubefrau be a Würfelfrau?
R20, I can't really answer that. Have you ever smoked? Have you ever asked yourself why you feel free to make judgments about other people who don't act the way you do? You're so glib. I have an active social life with smokers and non-smokers. I've smoked all my life and enjoy it. But I guess my number one answer would be that I smoke to keep people like you away from me.
I used to smoke, and now I know this to be true more than ever:
Smokers are more fun.
The frau was in the right, OP.
Maybe not about the ordinance, but it was both correct and kind of her to tell that young idiot to stop blowing nasty-smelling fumes into the workplace.
Thank You [R23]! I'm a smoker also. The judgement choir of non or reformed smokers does wear thin pretty quickly.
I'm courteous about smoking near people who I think might be non-smokers or who could possibly offended by cigarette smoke, but it seems a certain group that feels it's their right/privilege/duty/calling to seek us out and lecture us always has to get involved.
One thing I've noticed - these folks are usually heavy or look plain miserable. Frequently a combination of the two.
OP actually gave her an ironclad excuse for firing the guy. His personal behavior was creating a liability for the company. I'm sure she was lying about calling the police, too.
If you're a typical smoker, R27, your concept of "near" bears little relationship to the reality of the way smoke travels.
I know you smokers like to see yourself as fun-loving free spirits, but you should know that the rest of the world doesn't see you that way.
We see you as equivalent to people with terrible body odor; someone who smells nasty due to bad personal habits. So be a dear, and please keep your stank where we can't smell it.
The Rest of the World
R30 needs to get laid.
Fuck smokers. I will always call them out... Their selfishness endangers my health. And yes, I know a smoker will be along shortly to say, "Well, what about..." and "How about...". Second-hand smoke kills, though, and unlike many other factors, I can control how it affects me. I like to minimize the risks from it whenever possible.
R32 needs someone to put a cigarette out on his smug little (well probably huge) ass.
[quote]Second-hand smoke kills, though, and unlike many other factors, I can control how it affects me.
Yes you can. By LEAVING.
"Smoking affects my health."
I love that one. Look, the days of smoking in confined quarters are gone and never going to come back. The likelihood of passing passive second hand smoke causing your illness are right up there with all the other pollutants in the world around you. It's so ridiculous to advance that argument. A lazy, sanctimonious, stupid argument to make.
And while you whine about the smoking smell that isn't entering the office, spare a thought for those of us who have to smell some of the shit you people microwave for lunch... let alone the shared fridge.
Or by slapping the living fuck out of you, R33, and other selfish Republican turds. Welcome to 2013, bitch.
"And yes, I know a smoker will be along shortly to say, "Well, what about..." and "How about..."."
Well, he certainly predicted the appearance of the ancient libertarian R35.
If I'm walking downwind of you, Smoker R35, we're in confined quarters. You idiots think if you're not an inch from someone's face, they can't smell your stench. But you're wrong. Just as wrong as you are for smoking in the first place.
And I never, ever microwave shit for lunch. That is almost (50%) as disgusting as the stench that comes out of your mouth, your nose, your pores, your car, your house, etc.
Get over it bitches. You can't control walking past cars and having to smell their exhaust either. I don't even smoke but it is fact of life that will occasionally happen and I can't understand why someone would find the need to be so obsessed about it.
You might smell shit in the world you don't like it, boo hoo.
[quote]"Ma'am, while smoking is indeed prohibited within 25 feet of a building entrance, the party that is penalized for code infractions is the building owner, not the smoker. So: unless you're intending to nark on our employer, I'd kindly suggest you remove the stick from your ass and quit harassing this poor young man."
OP, I seriously hope you didn't say that. I'm cringing with embarrassment for you. Grandstanding in a ridiculous prisspot way in front of some intern isn't as cool as you think it is.
R36 how in the hell did you get republican from that?
Out down the crack pipe please. Oh and be careful who you call a bitch. Someone might punch the shit out of you for it.
Try it, bitch. People are fed up with smokers, and you're the one likely to get slammed.
[quote]Fuck smokers. I will always call them out... Their selfishness endangers my health. Second-hand smoke kills, though, and unlike many other factors, I can control how it affects me. I like to minimize the risks from it whenever possible.
r32 is telling you NOW so she doesn't have to tell you THEN.
She has stated her boundaries!
You deserve to die, R39. I hope it's painful.
R42 based in trolldar and your rage may I suggest you seek counseling.
Seriously smoke a cigarette and chill out.
[quote]Maybe not about the ordinance, but it was both correct and kind of her to tell that young idiot to stop blowing nasty-smelling fumes into the workplace.
He wasn't "blowing fumes into the workplace," numbnuts. He was standing a good ten feet from the door. There wasn't any strong wind that day. And the only part of the "workplace" he was near was the 8x12 temporary package room, staffed by one man (who is, yes, a smoker and undoubtedly didn't give two shits).