I believe I have blogged before about the funny, strange, stupid, and inappropriate conversations that I have with some of my co-workers. All of the conversations are often with women that generally start the conversation in the first place, so I feel safe in saying that it's consensual. Today's conversation was about second-hand smoke.
Work posted a "no smoking" sign in an area that smokers have usurped as their own, but not company sanctioned. When I go out, I try to corral everyone over to a relatively 'safe(r) zone.' Since the area in question is in the path of everyone near a walkway. And because most people just throw their cigarette butts on the concrete. Which frankly makes the area look nasty.
The past few days, the air has been humid, so the smoke lingers in the air. So I said something about moving further away (before the sign went up). Today, since the sign went up, one of my friends commented on it and said that second-hand smoke had to be more dangerous than Drunk Driving. She wondered why there was only publicity about Mothers Against Drunk Driving (M.A.D.D.). I reminded her that there were plenty of anti-smoking commercials. She retorted, but still nothing like M.A.D.D for second-hand smoke. I suggested there might be a Mothers Against Second-hand Smoke, or M.A.S.S. We both kind of giggled. But it made me wonder if there was such a thing. I didn't find a M.A.S.S out there but there was A.S.H., which stands for Action on Smoking and Health. Check the website out if you'd like.
I'm neither advocating nor rebuking the existence of the issue. I was just pointing it out to you, because it was just a silly conversation that had serious undertones, that neither of us really cared that much about. It just stuck in my head all day and I figured it was blogible.