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omtatsat 21.11.2017 13:03

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
and while they are getting around to banning smoking in ALL public places then they can also ban the eating of such foods as hamburgers and kebabs etc etc in ALL trams and buses and trains.

st2lemans 21.11.2017 13:50

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876578)
and while they are getting around to banning smoking in ALL public places then they can also ban the eating of such foods as hamburgers and kebabs etc etc in ALL trams and buses and trains.

Why? :confused:

Tom

roegner 21.11.2017 13:55

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2876595)
Why? :confused:

Tom

Because that apparently irritates him as well?

Wait for summer, then the sweaty clothing, messy fingers from ice cream etc will be added

omtatsat 21.11.2017 13:59

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Because hamburgers and kebabs stink. Ice cream does not stink. Obvious. And everybody knows that the sweat from meat eaters
is really penetrant.
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2876595)
Why? :confused:

Tom


st2lemans 21.11.2017 14:01

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876601)
Because hamburgers and kebabs stink. Obvious

ly. (FTFY)

Perhaps, but they are nothing compared to what we eat on the train. :eek:

Tom

omtatsat 21.11.2017 14:04

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You probably also fart in crowded places
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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2876602)
ly. (FTFY)

Perhaps, but they are nothing compared to what we eat on the train. :eek:

Tom


st2lemans 21.11.2017 14:17

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876605)
You probably also fart in crowded places

Sure, why not? :confused:

Of course, when eating on the train and cutting my stinky cheeses with an 8" chef's knife, no one has ever complained. ;)

Tom

ZuriRollt 21.11.2017 14:29

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876605)
You probably also fart in crowded places

Only when the person sitting next to, or behind me, is chewing gum with their mouth open and blowing bubbles until they pop :msnblush: :msnsick: :msnnerd.
This is similar to what happens, but a little toned down as in Zürich. But they stop blowing bubbles:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVFK3CRiIrQ

curley 21.11.2017 22:29

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Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 2876595)
Why? :confused:

Tom

Because this smell really sticks to clothes and hair.

Next thing that will be demanded is that people get a thorough shower in the door frame when entering the trains, then get blow dried in the seats during the trip so when the leave the train they're nice and clean.

And then there will be those leaving the trains through the doors meant for entering and ..... we got an other thread.

Guest 22.11.2017 09:39

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876605)
You probably also fart in crowded places

A well placed, eye-watering trouser cough can open up a comfortable space for you on public transport. ;)

TobiasM 22.11.2017 09:42

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
I hate the smell of energy drinks *retch* or bottom belches *retch* unless those bottom bombs are my own :D

Samaire13 22.11.2017 10:39

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2876578)
and while they are getting around to banning smoking in ALL public places then they can also ban the eating of such foods as hamburgers and kebabs etc etc in ALL trams and buses and trains.

I think it's time for you to build your own sterile little bunker, protected from all outside factors, smells, sights, sounds and, most importantly in your case, people.

omtatsat 27.11.2017 17:54

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Prevent cancer

curley 27.11.2017 18:14

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Originally Posted by Samaire13 (Post 2876932)
I think it's time for you to build your own sterile little bunker, protected from all outside factors, smells, sights, sounds and, most importantly in your case, people.

You forgot internet connection.

st2lemans 27.11.2017 18:19

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Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2879173)
Prevent cancer

By eating cigarettes? :confused:

Tom

Kittster 29.11.2017 12:39

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
I kind of get where omtatsat is coming from with the whole "other humans do my head in" business. I am blessed/cursed with insanely acute senses, together with attention deficit disorder, meaning I am unable to filter out unwanted sensory input. Furthermore, certain smell particles make me feel nauseous or trigger a headache or even migraine. Imagine all the smells, sounds, colours and sensations of the world around you have been set to loud and you get a rough idea what it's like. Now I can look away when you are doing or wearing something visually irritating (like playing with a fidget spinner), I can more or less control what I touch and what touches me, headphones can more or less drown out people who do such oafish things as chewing gum with their mouths open or "snapping" the gum but smells...

This morning I walked into the train with some "alternative" parents and the mum clearly thought that her organic yak's milk deodorant was doing its job - trust me, it was not, the whole carriage smelled of her. The other crime against fellow passengers is eating any kind of tuna product in an enclosed space, makes me want to hurl. Fast food and kebabs are almost tolerable (but still gross) depending on the onion content. Applying perfume or hairspray (yes, people actually do this) in a public space is another thing that wants banning, as should wearing so much of the stuff that you can be detected from more than two metres distance. Antisocial perfume habits are especially unfortunate because most perfumes people wear are unimaginative at best (Coco Mademoiselle / J'adore / JPG Classique) and borderline repulsive at worst (Dior Addict / Amarige / Poison / One Million).

I don't see much point in questioning the entire character of smokers, they have simply made an unfortunate lifestyle choice and find themselves unwilling (or in most cases unable) to replace the habit with a more private one. However, most smokers don't seem to realise this but their whole person is permeated with the smell of their habit, so if a smoker sits down next to me on the tram, I can smell them on my clothes long after they have gone. If a smoker uses a washing machine and then a tumble dryer, it will smell of smoke. I was recently unfortunate enough to have a heavily perfumed smoker sat next to me who was chewing gum noisily AND had tinny headphone leakage blaring at me; as soon as a seat further away became free, I got up and sat down there. Funnily enough, the bloke who then sat down in my former spot gave her a disgusted look and got right back up again, so it's not always me being overly sensitive. Maybe that's her strategy to be able to sit alone, who knows.

Coming back to the smoking ban on platforms - it's not just that it stinks on the platform/ at the stop (and with those horrendous CBD cigarettes, it has truly gone next level, I absolutely detest the smell of weed in any form, it makes me retch), but if you basically smoke until the last second before the bus/tram/train opens its doors, you often exhale smoke into the vehicle as you get on. You are freshly covered in fumes, further stinking up the air around you. Determining a designated smoking area with an ashtray would maybe also cut down on the dreadful habit of chucking cigarette stubs all over the place.

bowlie 30.11.2017 16:04

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And chuck their butts onto the platform. If it was a crisp packet it likely would go in the bin, but not a butt.

JagWaugh 30.11.2017 16:06

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
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Originally Posted by bowlie (Post 2880724)
And chuck their butts onto the platform. If it was a crisp packet it likely would go in the bin, but not a butt.

Drives me batty that, and I smoke (but not around other people).

omtatsat 07.12.2017 15:53

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They are degenerates!
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Originally Posted by JagWaugh (Post 2880727)
Drives me batty that, and I smoke (but not around other people).


JagWaugh 07.12.2017 15:56

Re: Smoking on the train platforms.uughh
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by omtatsat (Post 2883229)
They are degenerates!

Who, me??


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