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NJCher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-30-09 02:05 PM
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43. complaint story with a different ending
I like it when I see people like this who raise hell when their health and material goods are threatened. To top it off, these two have a flair for the drama. True, they have not engendered any sympathy for themselves but that probably wasn't their goal to start with. What they have done is embarrass the hell out of the housing complex. Bad publicity with the biggest percentage of the population: most people don't smoke.

I see most of the sympathies on this board are with the r-w dolts who also complained about them at the newspaper web site. It seems if anyone stands up for human dignity, that person is a whiner, a crybaby, and a schmuck. Many of the posters here seem to think these two should just buck it up, smell the smoke, and smile about it. And never mind the custom-made upholstery that will smell until hell freezes over. It's only money, time, creativity, and effort put into making one's home a pleasurable place to be.

The nerve of them--having custom-made upholstery! That makes them "the other" right there!

I once lived in a town home that some might consider the upper end of the spectrum. My neighbor, a lawyer, smoked and it came right in my townhouse. I complained and she reserved her smoking for the back terrace. Pretty soon she quit altogether.

A few months after she completely quit, I got a knock at the door and it was one of her teenage kids, who invited me to a "Mom Quit Smoking Party." The kid hugged me and thanked me for "saving his mother's life." I went to the party and was again thanked for complaining, this time by all her children (four). In addition, at the end of the party, two attendees said they were going to quit as they were inspired by her experience.

Not all complaining has to come to a bad end.


Cher
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  -Dallas woman fuming over smoking neighbor at complex (Will this ban smoking in apts?) WriteDown  Sep-30-09 12:34 PM   #0 
  - Smoke wafting through the walls of a townhome?  ingac70   Sep-30-09 12:38 PM   #1 
  - Actually most townhomes share common spaces  wolfgangmo   Sep-30-09 01:13 PM   #24 
  - smoke  enid602   Sep-30-09 03:12 PM   #58 
  - I've designed dozens of HVAC systems for apartments.  reflection   Sep-30-09 03:21 PM   #59 
     - I can attest to the fire hazard  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-30-09 10:55 PM   #79 
  - I had two guys who smoked living directly underneath me for about a year.  KatyaR   Sep-30-09 06:50 PM   #69 
  - Stupid fucks.  MNDemNY   Sep-30-09 12:38 PM   #2 
  - If I understand your point.  wolfgangmo   Sep-30-09 01:15 PM   #26 
     - She leased the townhouse and both she and the smoker were offered alternate units  TommyO   Sep-30-09 01:39 PM   #38 
     - except that the whole thing is bullshit, and their health wasn't harmed by the imaginary smoke.  dionysus   Sep-30-09 02:27 PM   #48 
  - What an idjit. nt  Captain Hilts   Sep-30-09 12:38 PM   #3 
  - did she actually have her crap tested for cigarette smoke?  notadmblnd   Sep-30-09 12:39 PM   #4 
  - I'm usually the last person to defend smoking or smokers, but this lady is nutz.  TwilightGardener   Sep-30-09 12:39 PM   #5 
  - I was forced out of my home of many years because of smoking neighbors. The smoke DID waft ...  gauguin57   Sep-30-09 12:44 PM   #6 
  - how close were your neighbors, and are you claiming smoke got in through closed  dionysus   Sep-30-09 01:00 PM   #15 
  - So a closed door is automatically an airlock?  onehandle   Sep-30-09 01:28 PM   #33 
     - it'd have to be one hell of a big cloud of smoke to go through closed doors and windows. a cig isn't  dionysus   Sep-30-09 01:33 PM   #36 
  - Newer town homes have firewalls that completely shut off drafts  Jersey Devil   Sep-30-09 01:30 PM   #34 
  - I guess you didn't read the article  snooper2   Sep-30-09 02:02 PM   #41 
  - Bull hockey.  Kalyke   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #49 
  - I don't understand the 'wafting' through walls part. Through a vent, I can understand  Liberal_in_LA   Sep-30-09 02:41 PM   #52 
  - If your apartment has a common hallway  reflection   Sep-30-09 03:32 PM   #61 
  - I could have written your post  chatnoir   Sep-30-09 06:22 PM   #68 
  - A lot of these so called "high end townhomes" aren't built better,  madeline_con   Sep-30-09 11:05 PM   #83 
  - I hate smoking  spiritual_gunfighter   Sep-30-09 12:44 PM   #7 
  - It's a slippery slope complex...  dogday   Sep-30-09 02:40 PM   #51 
     - No, this is what happens when someone think they can get free money  rd_kent   Sep-30-09 03:36 PM   #63 
     - They don't know how to strike a balance, soft drinks and juice  kster   Oct-01-09 12:59 AM   #85 
  - WTF kind of 'high-end townhome' breaths through the walls?  RaleighNCDUer   Sep-30-09 12:44 PM   #8 
  - And back in the 20's  wolfgangmo   Sep-30-09 01:18 PM   #27 
  - "Victim" of what, exactly? Control issues? n/t  rvablue   Sep-30-09 01:26 PM   #32 
  - What a major fire hazard!  ingac70   Sep-30-09 01:47 PM   #40 
  - There is a solid, two-hour fire wall from the foundation to the roof between each of the homes.  snooper2   Sep-30-09 02:03 PM   #42 
  - That's what I'm thinking.  Withywindle   Sep-30-09 10:58 PM   #81 
  - They should ban  EvilAL   Sep-30-09 12:49 PM   #9 
  - Just be glad they aren't cooking chitlins.  LuvNewcastle   Sep-30-09 12:54 PM   #10 
     - Guess so, but I have no idea  EvilAL   Sep-30-09 12:58 PM   #13 
        - they're pig intestines.  notadmblnd   Sep-30-09 01:05 PM   #18 
           - Point taken. I was lucky then.  EvilAL   Sep-30-09 01:09 PM   #22 
  - Sounds like a building code violation.  Downwinder   Sep-30-09 12:54 PM   #11 
  - she's a liar; "There is a solid, two-hour fire wall from the foundation to the roof between each of  dionysus   Sep-30-09 01:04 PM   #17 
  - heheheh, I hope they switch to cigars and/or pipes. nt  EvilAL   Sep-30-09 01:07 PM   #20 
  - Depends on the code.  Statistical   Sep-30-09 04:00 PM   #66 
  - Are you an expert on *local* building codes the world over,  Lance_Boyle   Sep-30-09 01:05 PM   #19 
  - Actually  MidwestRick   Sep-30-09 01:13 PM   #25 
  - A firewall  MidwestRick   Sep-30-09 01:07 PM   #21 
  - Smoke goes where it wants. If you have a neighbor who smokes, it will get to you. nt  onehandle   Sep-30-09 12:58 PM   #12 
  - Didn't know that cigarette smoke could permeate walls?  rvablue   Sep-30-09 01:24 PM   #30 
  - respirators and goggles? what a crock of shit!  dionysus   Sep-30-09 12:59 PM   #14 
  - Next will be cooking smells, candle smells, perfume smells and never, never FART.  rubberducky   Sep-30-09 01:01 PM   #16 
  - I think this is about making it difficult to smoke pot anywhere (when its legalized). n/t  951-Riverside   Sep-30-09 01:09 PM   #23 
  - If people only knew how much they damage their property by smoking.  Vinca   Sep-30-09 01:21 PM   #28 
  - House inspectors will ding the value of a home by a minimum of 10% if it has been smoked in.  onehandle   Sep-30-09 01:25 PM   #31 
  - This happened to my son also, could smell pot all the time he lives in a  madmom   Sep-30-09 01:24 PM   #29 
  - He is covering for the pot smell HE produces!!!!!  rd_kent   Sep-30-09 03:38 PM   #64 
     - Not likely he's trying to find a job and has to have drug test periodically.  madmom   Sep-30-09 10:19 PM   #76 
  - This woman is full of it!  rvablue   Sep-30-09 01:32 PM   #35 
  - someone here once claimed they were driving behind a guy smoking and it made them sick.  dionysus   Sep-30-09 01:34 PM   #37 
     - I'll go you one better  Jersey Devil   Sep-30-09 01:46 PM   #39 
        - Now that's funny. I love stories like that...  MineralMan   Sep-30-09 02:17 PM   #46 
        - LOL I love the "fake cough" accompanied by the Miss Grundy disapproving look...  XOKCowboy   Sep-30-09 02:18 PM   #47 
        - Wow....  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 02:47 PM   #55 
  - complaint story with a different ending  NJCher   Sep-30-09 02:05 PM   #43 
  - Some people do not want to quit smoking a legal substance  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 02:46 PM   #54 
  - If you drive, you need to give up your car.  rvablue   Sep-30-09 03:04 PM   #57 
  - Many apartments in my area do not allow indoor smoking.  moriah   Sep-30-09 02:08 PM   #44 
  - I own a townhome and my neighbor was complaining about the smell of smoke from my basement  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-30-09 02:11 PM   #45 
  - Usually  MidwestRick   Sep-30-09 02:48 PM   #56 
     - There is no landlord. We both own our homes. As to code, is that US code?  OmmmSweetOmmm   Sep-30-09 03:51 PM   #65 
        - Yep  MidwestRick   Sep-30-09 04:12 PM   #67 
  - In my apartment complex (in CA)...  Baikonour   Sep-30-09 02:36 PM   #50 
  - I don't smoke in my condo  MidwestRick   Sep-30-09 02:45 PM   #53 
  - I'm super sensitive to cigarette smoke. That would drive me insane.  Arugula Latte   Sep-30-09 03:24 PM   #60 
  - I am anti-smoking, 100%  rd_kent   Sep-30-09 03:33 PM   #62 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Sep-30-09 07:09 PM   #70 
  - One thing that irritates me is hearing about "allergies to cigarette smoke"  laughingliberal   Sep-30-09 07:10 PM   #71 
  - It is easier to say you have an allergy to cigarette smoke than explain  csziggy   Sep-30-09 10:50 PM   #78 
     - I have asthma, also  laughingliberal   Oct-01-09 01:26 AM   #87 
  - If this person was harmed by someone's smoke  taught_me_patience   Sep-30-09 07:20 PM   #72 
  - That will likely be the stance against legalizing MJ too. nt  WriteDown   Sep-30-09 08:04 PM   #74 
  - I'm against smoking but this is ridiculous  Luciferous   Sep-30-09 07:47 PM   #73 
  - This is right up there with the no peanut crowd.  ProgressiveProfessor   Sep-30-09 10:16 PM   #75 
  - I actually think these women have a case  Nikki Stone1   Sep-30-09 10:22 PM   #77 
  - That's what God made HEPA filter air purifiers for. n/t  eShirl   Sep-30-09 10:58 PM   #80 
  - A restraining order was issued to the neighbor to not smoke in her own  Thickasabrick   Sep-30-09 11:01 PM   #82 
     - AND, she moved to another unit in JUNE!  rvablue   Sep-30-09 11:08 PM   #84 
        - They must have noses like bloodhounds. They should volunteer  Thickasabrick   Oct-01-09 01:02 AM   #86 
 

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