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It's like a dare... [Apr. 1st, 2008|08:40 am]
Frankly, at the risk of someone offering cheese and crackers to go with my whine, I'm one hurting puppy. We still don't know what's wrong with my knee, except well, that it hurts like a sonuvabeetch. And my body has decided to reject any and all pain medication. I am reduced to Bufferin. Frankly, I suspect that a stick upside the head would work better. It wouldn't be so bad except that, as you've read, I sprained my ankle this past weekend (the OTHER leg, of course) so I'm pretty much screwed. Especially living in the house of stairs. And having gabillion things to do. All of which involve going up and down said stairs. I have to go up and down the stairs like an old lady -- both feet on each stair. It takes too LONG. And it hurts. But really, I'm about to explode with impatience. A trip to the printer here at work is a freaking ordeal. And I won't even get started on all of the other misery.

Anyway, so I'm in the elevator on my way up to the office, thinking, ah, I won't even post today, because it's just going to be whining.

Then I see the sign: Smoking or carrying tobacco products in this elevator is illegal. Fines may not exceed $25.

Less than $25? What's the point? The administrative costs alone in levying a $15 fine have got to exceed $25. Do they have a "it's too expensive to levy a fine, so we're just going to punch you. Don't do it again" option?

At $25 or less, I want to light up in the elevator just because that's the cheapest law I'll ever break. Hell, it's doesn't actually say "lit", so technically speaking, I can carry a cigarette in and out of work every day and break the law several times a day.


[User Picture]From: ginger_rose
2008-04-01 01:40 pm (UTC)
**HUGS** Hope you feel better soon. Sounds miserable.

And...uh..."carrying" tobacco products in an elevator is illegal? When did that happen? Does that mean you can't carry a pack of cigarettes in your pocket?


Again...hope you're feeling better soon. Quislet uses copious amounts of rum to deal with these things (both pain and legal stupidity). ;)
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2008-04-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
The MRI showed nothing, or you don't have the results back yet? What a pain in the ass. Metaphorically, I mean. I don't want you to have to go back for state-of-the-art ass imaging. I agree with the rum idea, but don't get drunk and fall down the stairs. Although it would be faster to go down that way.

Is it a separate infraction for every tobacco product? You could ride the elevator with Virginia Slims sticking out your nostrils -- break the law and frighten people at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: pyratelady
2008-04-01 03:49 pm (UTC)
Carrying? What, they're like guns now? That's weak. I'll join you in the elevator. I'll carry a case of Marlboro reds.

(And yeah, I just realized that the MRI was about your knee. DING! I are so smrat!)
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[User Picture]From: pyllgrum
2008-04-01 04:11 pm (UTC)
O you youngsters... the law is a holdover from the days when people actually smoked in buildings and lobbies. There used to be stylish ashtrays under the elevator buttons in most office buildings.

I remember my embarrassment 20 years ago when I ran to catch an elevator in the Dept of Trans building, and had to get back off the elevator because I had forgotten the lit cigarette in my hand.
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