You know, I really can't do anything if they think that inhaling toxic substances to decorate their lungs makes them look any more macho but hell, I'm not going to be responsible for such inane acts! Neither should anyone else who loves their own body! I mean, they have obviously turned the entire area into a free-smoking zone, exposing naive little children, pregnant women and even men to an unhealthy lifestyle. Endangering someone else's life is a big enough deal for me that they should be dealt with severely. KL is already, as it is, suffering the consequences from the insane development of men, with air pollution as one of the main social issues - haze, for instance. Yet, there are still these inconsiderate and uncivilized
Like that wasn't enough. People in KL even practices smoking in public toilets. Especially the ones in shopping malls. It could easily mislead you to thinking that you might've stepped into an underground pub with dim lights and blown bulbs where pot's on a free flow and alcohol's on the house upon entering public toilets instead of entering, well, public toilets. The stench of splattered urine stained all over the toilet bowl is horrible by itself that I sometimes need to hold my breath. Added with the chocking smoke from guys in the next cubicle or the cubicle after, enjoying their cigarette while making unimaginable splashing sounds (ahem) or disgusting fart sounds, it wouldn't be a surprise if I went breathless and possibly found blanked out on the floor against the cubicle door. Am I the only person who's affected by these? Or maybe people should really consider installing water sprinklers in toilets from now on then smokers would think twice before lighting that cigarette while they let go. Gives me some peace of mind while urinating as well.
And in KL, public smoking just isn't enough. My uncle (tai yi's husband) practices indoor smoking, which is only worse than public smoking! My, he is one heavy smoker! He practically smokes all over the house - the bathroom, kitchen, at the dining table, living room and hallways. There wasn't anything bad about my 5 days stay at her home except the part where I almost choked on smoke. Really. Her whole house was so filled with smoke that I was surprised no one rang the fire station yet. Grace told me it was normal that
Still, this remains as only an observation from a Penang fella'. Maybe I'm too old-fashioned or maybe I'm just not used to the culture here in the big city but either way, I'm not giving in to such intolerable cruelty and am not looking forward to bending my principles and beliefs. In short, I'm still not accepting it. Though, I' m not discriminating all smokers as dad was previously one. It's just that, smokers should really be more considerate about where they smoke. They should consider who's live they're putting in danger by their simple act of puffing a cigarette or two. Nonetheless, I strongly disapprove of young smokers. Broken backgrounds cannot be a pathetic excuse for such misdemeanor. For once, I think the education system is sufficient enough to stop them bloody teenagers from destroying their life. Peer pressure might be acceptable but it still remains as a personal choice which happens to be a really really bad one to be hooked on smoking. It really doesn't make you look and cooler, more macho, manlier or whatever reasons this teens have in mind to even pick up the first cigarette. Damn it!