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Response to jberryhill (Original post)

Mon Sep 2, 2019, 07:01 PM

16. Never underestimate social pressure.

At some point it became okay to tell a guest that no, they could not smoke in your house.

My dad's parents didn't smoke but they always had ash trays, lighters, and even a few cigarettes out for guests who smoked.

It was considered good manners.

There's nobody left in my family who smokes.

At my brother's house a guest recently asked if he could smoke. My brother's wife told him not in the house, he could go outside by the fire pit. Soon after that the guy lit up INSIDE THE HOUSE and my brother told him to get the fuck out and never come back. (My sister-in-law wasn't in the room at the time. She might have been less polite.)

There will come a time when simply talking about gun fetishes in mixed company will be a horrible faux-pas similar to bragging about drunk driving. Or smoking in the home of someone who has asked you not to smoke. Maybe it already is.

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