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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.

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