Wednesday, December 07, 2005

No more smoky treats.....

" - Chicago is now a smoke-free city. Starting in January you won't see anyone lighting up in most public places. The city council approved a smoking ban Wednesday. The ordinance is a compromise hammered out in negotiations that didn't end until early Wednesday morning."

So it finally happened. Chicago has fallen, we probably will soon too, and it's smoky drapery is going to become a little clearer. This just means that my jobs going to get a little harder. Oh well, if it happens here, it'll just be another reason for people to think of me more as an ass. I can see it now...

"Hey man, can I step out to have a smoke?"

"Sure, but you'll have to wait in line to get back in."

"What? That's bullshit!"

"Oh well, take it up with the mayor."

"Man, you wanna fight?"

So many good times ahead. It'll definitely be weird throwing people out for smoking. Good thing I'll be working so I can come and go as I please.

Hmm, maybe we'll open a patio...


Miss H said...

so i am taking this to mean you would rather have left the smoking status the way it was? i personally would be geeked to not be smelling at the end of every night.

Mike Drman said...

Personally, it doesn't really matter to me one way or the other. Part of me thinks it's a good idea and the other side thinks it's bull.

Granted, I'll be working so if I want to have a smoke I can just step outside. Anyone inside the bar that wants to smoke will be able to go out but if there's a cover or a line they'll either have to pay again or wait in line.

So there will be more problems but people will have to adapt.

They did give bars three years to comply and bars with food two years so hopefully I won't be doing this then for it to effect me.