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jimipresley wrote:You can't smoke in your own home? That's pretty fuckin' draconian.
tommy525 wrote:Wasn't all that long ago restaurants and bars allowed smoking INSIDE their premises. Taiwan has come a long ways in moving smoking OUTSIDE. But yes, they should not be within some distance of the entrance where the smoke can wafer in.
Just a few years ago our apt complex in the bay area allowed smoking inside homes. NOw by Calif law they have to smoke in the parking lot. So now neighbors get to know each other more easily. At least you get to meet all the smokers.
IT will be a long time yet before smoking becomes UNcool in Asia.
afterspivak wrote:A few years ago, I stepped into a branch of a popular burger place in the Shi-Da area (let's call it "Evan's Burgers"). I arrived for an early lunch, and the place was almost empty, except for a couple seated at the bar. I indicated to the staff I was eating alone. Without a moment's hesitation, the staff directed me to sit at the bar immediately next to the only two customers in the otherwise empty shop. I pulled back and asked if further down the bar would be OK? For me it was bizarre and uncomfortable to be seated like this, lined up in a row, in an empty shop. No, the staff insisted that I sit immediately next to the other patrons.
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