Mind it, but keep it to myself
Strange how people will stay silent while someone cuts of their supply of clean air. :confused:
I do hate it and tell them to move away. The sad part is the people I am telling are health care professionals.
The Viennese don’t seem to care. They are horrified when I ask them to not smoke around me and they don’t get why I’m ticked that my clothes end up smelling like smoke and they don’t believe me that I get a headache from the smoke. The prevelence of smoking is one of the things that bugs me about this city and country the most!
Why don’t Viennese non-smokers speak up more?
I mind it but keep it to myself. Like others have noted, the Viennese have little regard for others (smokers, dog owners who don’t pick up, crabby people in general, etc) and they don’t seem to care that they are polluting the air that we all breathe. I think the non-smoking Viennese are just so used to it that they don’t notice it anymore.
I absolutely hate smoke and am allergic to it, but instead of asking someone else to move, I move instead. I am just not bold enough to ask someone to get away from me. I would rather just walk away, and if I can’t, I try to get as far away from it as I can.
Moving isn’t always an option. For example, if I’m in a restaurant and I just get my food and then someone comes in, sits down at the next table and lights up– I’m really not in a position to walk out.
There are a few smoke-free places here and I have gotten rude treatment from smokers when I have asked them to stop smoking or go to the smoking section right when they’re sitting under a no-smoking sign.
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