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omtatsat 23.08.2017 20:40

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Yes this addiction realy drives people.
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Originally Posted by Patsycat (Post 2835941)
The worst ones I've been in are in Bangkok. All the longhall flights from all over arrive at the same time in the early morning. All smokers run for the first smoking box, you can't see outside of them!!

The Geneva one is lovely, it has a little fountain too!! I usually get a little bottle of wine too, just to get into that holiday mode. I'll be doing all that on Friday.


Patsycat 24.08.2017 14:36

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Your silly one liners don't amuse anyone but yourself!!

omtatsat 24.08.2017 18:01

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Well at least someone is amused! And I could make the message much shorter if necessary! These AL smokers!


A small story:I usually leave a bowl of fresh water in front of the entrance to our apartment block for our cat.Today there was a cigarette butt in the water. And you think that one should have tolerance for these bloody addicts.



https://www.thespruce.com/nicotine-p...n-pets-3385527
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Originally Posted by Patsycat (Post 2836279)
Your silly one liners don't amuse anyone but yourself!!


NotAllThere 24.08.2017 18:11

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Smoking is now forbidden inside, so people go outside. If you forbid smoking within 10 meters of a doorway, well people will move 10 m away, not 11m.
Good idea. I can go into and out of a bar or restaurant without running a gauntlet of smokers. :rolleyes:

st2lemans 24.08.2017 18:14

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2836443)
These AL smokers!

Who the hell smokes aluminum? :confused:

Tom

omtatsat 24.08.2017 18:22

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AL = arse loch
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2836452)
Who the hell smokes aluminum? :confused:

Tom


st2lemans 24.08.2017 18:26

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2836456)
AL = arse loch

This is ENGLISH forum, the rules require that you translate! ;)

Tom

NotAllThere 24.08.2017 18:36

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
Isn't it somewhere in Scotland.

omtatsat 24.08.2017 19:14

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Theres alot of " lochs " in Scotland. Pussycat could better answer that!
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Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 2836465)
Isn't it somewhere in Scotland.


Urs Max 25.08.2017 01:40

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2836443)
A small story:I usually leave a bowl of fresh water in front of the entrance to our apartment block for our cat.Today there was a cigarette butt in the water. And you think that one should have tolerance for these bloody addicts.

How are people (smokers and nonsmokers alike) supposed to know? And does your cat?

omtatsat 25.08.2017 08:24

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Everybody in our apartment knows its for our cat. What do you think-its there for the butts of dirty smokers?
Next time I will leave a bowl of cat food for the smokers if they are hungry. They should not mind. It smells much better than their breath.

And of course my cat knows the water is for him. He uses it regularly!!


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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2836639)
How are people (smokers and nonsmokers alike) supposed to know? And does your cat?


Urs Max 25.08.2017 10:32

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2836667)
Everybody in our apartment knows its for our cat. What do you think-its there for cigarette butts?

FTFY

Actually the assumption is a fair one, it wouldn't be the only instance where a bowl with water is intended as an astray. Instead of throwing the butt on the floor the orderly smoker threw it into the water bowl that may indeed be there for that purpose. Undoubtedly you'd complain about cigarette butt lying around otherwise.

Use a pet food tray instead.

omtatsat 25.08.2017 19:16

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
You really think someone from an apartment puts a bowl with water outside for the smokers butts. And the same person has to clean up!! :msnmad:
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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2836729)
FTFY

Actually the assumption is a fair one, it wouldn't be the only instance where a bowl with water is intended as an astray. Instead of throwing the butt on the floor the orderly smoker threw it into the water bowl that may indeed be there for that purpose. Undoubtedly you'd complain about cigarette butt lying around otherwise.

Use a pet food tray instead.


NotAllThere 26.08.2017 07:52

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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2836729)
Use a pet food tray instead.

My cat has bowls - bought from a pet shop. Do you own a pet tray company on the side? :D

Tom1234 26.08.2017 12:24

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2836639)
How are people (smokers and nonsmokers alike) supposed to know? And does your cat?

Smokers apparently can't tell the difference between a bin/ashtray or the pavement so they're hardly going to be able to tell the difference between a bowl for a cat to drink out of and whatever else they imagine it to be.

Loads of cafes/restaurants and other places have a bowl of water outside for pets to drink from (without charge, I hasten to add).

Urs Max 26.08.2017 14:47

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Originally Posted by NotAllThere (Post 2837175)
My cat has bowls - bought from a pet shop. Do you own a pet tray company on the side? :D

Shush, you agreed not to tell anybody.
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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 2837238)
Loads of cafes/restaurants and other places have a bowl of water outside for pets to drink from (without charge, I hasten to add).

All of which, I presume, are easily recognisable as pet bowls.

Tom1234 26.08.2017 15:11

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Originally Posted by Urs Max (Post 2837299)

All of which, I presume, are easily recognisable as pet bowls.

To people who have pets, yes.

To smokers? No idea but would appear not.

Dechen01 26.08.2017 15:31

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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 2837304)
To people who have pets, yes.

To smokers? No idea but would appear not.

Reminds me of my brothers visit in Luzern the other day. We walked past the Europaplatz in front of the KKL. On the Europaplatz is a square sort of bassin/pool. I told my brother that during Wintert one can ice skate on it. Whereupon he replies:"Ok nice, and during Summer it's used as an ashtray?" Unfortunately it really looks like that.

Urs Max 26.08.2017 18:04

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by Tom1234 (Post 2837304)
To people who have pets, yes.

To smokers? No idea but would appear not.

So being a smoker and having a pet are mutually exclusive?

People get upset when the post(wo)man deposits the packet in the common area or even outside the house because it may get, ahem, "picked up" by someone other than the addressee.

People shake their heads in disbelief when someone parks the unlocked bicycle in public space fully expecting it to not get "used" by someone else, i.e. to not get stolen.

Is your mailbox locked? At all times? Why?

I'll leave it to you to connect the dots. Remembering however it's you who keeps falsely insinuating some on here, including yours truly, think Switzerland is paradise and impossible to improve a big sarcastic grin keeps popping up.

Belgianmum 26.08.2017 18:48

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
I'm not a smoker but I do have a cat and I have to say that if I saw a bowl of water outside an apartment building a drinking bowl for a cat wouldn't be the first thing that sprung into my mind.
Why on earth would you need to leave water out for a cat anyway? I've often seen bowls of water for dogs put out for dogs but never for cats.

On the other hand I don't think I would assume it was an ashtray either.


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