So rude the way smokers excuse themselves every 9 minutes so they can smoke and gossip

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    "Oh look, we just finished appetizers and the main course isn't here yet... even though everyone is the middle of our pleasant little dinner and/or drinks conversation, I think it would be a good time for me (and sometimes my sewer rat partner too) to excuse myself, go outside and use my whisper voice to gossip about everyone back at the table. I'll just walk back in with a fake smile, then everyone else will think I'm really cool, like we're all back in high school."

    Repeat again before dessert.
     
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    :dontknow:Need more context, if these people are sewer rats, why are you eating dinner with them?
     
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    Drives me nuts whe people do that. Have my one friend's wife can't go 20 minutes without going out for a smoke. She always does this before the main course arrives and everyone has to wait.
     
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  5. Lucky Pierre

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    Did you burn me like a lawyer with a lying witness at a murder trial?

    Oh no.

    Oh yeah, that's right... it is quite often the case that you're with coworkers, friend's of friends, distant relatives, spouses and other guests that aren't your best friends.

    Does that help your little brian?
     
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    I got some buddies who still smoke. I'm too busy doin my own shit to even realize they're gone. And any chick who smoked like that, I wouldn't be eating dinner with
     
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    It's a great way to meet new people as an adult. They usually socialize with each other.
     
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    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    I used to work in a horrible, horrible old building right outside of Baltimore. The roof leaked badly. The inside was small and cramped.

    The company got some land in part of the Inner Harbor, and built a beautiful regional HQ right on the water. The outdoors of the building faced the harbor, and you could walk right down to the water on the property.

    Some rules were set: Smokers could "only" spend 15 minutes per hour walking around outside while smoking cigarettes. So, inevitably, people began to spend two full hours of their work day hanging around by the water goofing off.

    I didn't smoke. While I worked, the smokers spent two hours per day enjoying the sunshine.
     
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    So does it bother you that they're smoking....or that they're supposedly gossiping about you and everyone else? o_O

    Frankly as an ex smoker, excusing myself to go feed my addiction while everyone was engaged in chatter was more embarrassing than anything. Now I wonder if those I excused myself from in the past were paranoid about me talking about them too. :eek:
     
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    I don't know any smokers.
    I had no idea they did this during a meal.
     
  12. Robert Higgins

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    worse is when people take "smoke breaks" at work.

    Should be docked from their pay
     
  13. Lucky Pierre

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    It's not paranoia, it's a natural reaction.

    Like when people are speaking a different language right in front of you. Of course you think they are talking about you and in 90%+ of the time, you're right.
     
  14. Lucky Pierre

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    It's a strange double standard.

    If you were just sitting in the breakroom doing a crossword puzzle the exact same amount of time they're out smoking, you would be branded as a lazy shithead employee. If the identical time is smoking, much of the same people think, "What? Oh, he's out smoking. He'll be back soon, no big deal".
     
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    Bye You! The n word guy Gold

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    That is one of the rudest things people can do.
     
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    I don't have that ''natural reaction'' you speak of when people walk away from me.
    And when people whisper in front of me, I just think it's rude-ish. But never do I think they're whispering about me.

    I just give that little fucks about what others think I guess. :D
     
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    There's nothing your guests like better than having to enjoy a fresh new stench when you return from your little trysts. Don't worry, we talk about you guys too when you're gone.
     
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  18. Lucky Pierre

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    Congrats. You get to pat yourself on the back and award yourself a trophy for being such a hero.

    Feel better now, hero?
     
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    i'll take it over the days when people would just smoke in restaurants and bars. I can go out and not come home smelling like an ashtray.
     
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    fuck 'em. they're all going to die soon anyway