Smoking, trying to drive & stench

Smoking, trying to drive & stench

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fromkentgent

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69 posts

11 months

Monday 2nd December
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Rawwr said:
WJNB said:
Mexman said:
I enjoy a smoke whilst driving.
Got a problem with that?
You bet. Not only is your attitude arrogant probably because you're uncomfortable with the fact that you don't have the will or intelligence to give up a dreadful common habit … but also you may (deservedly) get cancer & be in front of a those waiting to be treated for NON-SELF-INFLICTED life-threatening illness, like my father & wife & many dear friends, some departed.
Extraordinary.
Excellent post Rawwr!!!

What now, Mexman you gone into hiding?



Kenny Powers

2,433 posts

75 months

Monday 2nd December
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I just completed a Rubik's cube on the drive to Waitrose. No issues. Smoked a pipe and clipped my toenails on the way home.

J4CKO

28,574 posts

148 months

Monday 2nd December
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See a lot of drivers vaping as they drive these days, does that have a detrimental effect on a cars interior ?

Some seem to be like the Red Arrows, in terms of smoke output, others you cant tell except if you see them holding it or catch the smell through your vents.

bodhi

4,757 posts

177 months

Monday 2nd December
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Being the sort of chap who can walk and chew gum at the same time I don't really find driving whilst smoking a cig especially taxing, and as long as the butts don't go out the window regularly I don't really see the issue.

Where smoking and driving does come in very handy though, is if the person behind you hasn't heard of the two second rule, and is trying to position their car in your boot so you can drag them along for the ride. If this is the case a strategically flicked ciggy is great at getting them to back off.

For instance I was on the way back from Gravesend a few years ago in fairly heavy traffic, when some knob jockey in a Mercedes decided to get his tailgate on. I remember looking in the rear view mirror and the driver was clearly one of those sort who is far too important to be waiting behind lesser folk, and the rosy complexion made me think he got really angry at everything, especially things which didn't affect him in the slightest. Anyway I'm not sure what sort of Mercedes it was as he was too close for me to see the grille, but I suspect it was an S Class from the size of it.

After him being dangerously close for a mile or so with the washer jet trick not working, I decided to try another strategy. It was a brilliant shot, as it looked like I hit the Merc at the bottom of the windscreen. Anyway, angry man dropped back, and I could continue my journey in safety.

(Some of the above may not have happened).

colin_p

2,173 posts

160 months

Monday 2nd December
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LordHaveMurci said:
Having done a road trip with a mate when he had a hay & straw hauling business, I couldn't agree more.

He is the most placid guy I know but when a still lit cig butt came hurtling towards his lorry load of hay he'd completely lose his st.
Hay!

I'd say losing his straw would be more of problem.

Next time you see him, can you ask if he has ever driven so far that all the hay disappeared to the wind of the trailer and when he got where he was going there was just an empty flatbed?

Saying that, these days it must be bailed better as it is rare to see a trail of straw on the road whereas years ago, you'd always know if a hay lorry had gone before. For me, this mainly happened when going on holiday in the 70's and early 80's sat in the back of the Cortina with your parents happily smoking up front.

P.S. What is the difference between hay and straw?

AW111

5,099 posts

81 months

Monday 2nd December
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I've never heard of a hayman argument.

colin_p

2,173 posts

160 months

Monday 2nd December
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AW111 said:
I've never heard of a hayman argument.
That is the last straw.

fromkentgent

Original Poster:

69 posts

11 months

Monday 2nd December
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bodhi said:
Being the sort of chap who can walk and chew gum at the same time I don't really find driving whilst smoking a cig especially taxing, and as long as the butts don't go out the window regularly I don't really see the issue.

Where smoking and driving does come in very handy though, is if the person behind you hasn't heard of the two second rule, and is trying to position their car in your boot so you can drag them along for the ride. If this is the case a strategically flicked ciggy is great at getting them to back off.

For instance I was on the way back from Gravesend a few years ago in fairly heavy traffic, when some knob jockey in a Mercedes decided to get his tailgate on. I remember looking in the rear view mirror and the driver was clearly one of those sort who is far too important to be waiting behind lesser folk, and the rosy complexion made me think he got really angry at everything, especially things which didn't affect him in the slightest. Anyway I'm not sure what sort of Mercedes it was as he was too close for me to see the grille, but I suspect it was an S Class from the size of it.

After him being dangerously close for a mile or so with the washer jet trick not working, I decided to try another strategy. It was a brilliant shot, as it looked like I hit the Merc at the bottom of the windscreen. Anyway, angry man dropped back, and I could continue my journey in safety.

(Some of the above may not have happened).
Get yourself a dashcam for the rear, send the evidence to the police a dedicated website and they often process the item in 30 mins used to take many hours of work before but laws and processes changed. I have been advised by someone with knwoldge of the process that up to 95% of the clowns driving admit guilt out of court and accept a fine/points etc unless offence was very dangerous they go to court and at times they are the cars not registered.

These new cams on M1 and M6 and some on the M25 can now tack your mug shot and if you are holding a phone/etc, tail gating.

ATB



Mexman

1,717 posts

32 months

Monday 2nd December
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fromkentgent said:
Excellent post Rawwr!!!

What now, Mexman you gone into hiding?
What the fk ARE YOU smoking?
Not gone into hiding, just distancing myself from the absolute spout of dribble that keeps coming from your side of the keyboard.

clubracing

280 posts

154 months

Monday 2nd December
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J4CKO said:
See a lot of drivers vaping as they drive these days, does that have a detrimental effect on a cars interior ?

Some seem to be like the Red Arrows, in terms of smoke output, others you cant tell except if you see them holding it or catch the smell through your vents.
Yes, everything inside the car including the windscreen/side windows gets covered in a sticky, greasy layer of the vaping fluid where it has condensed again onto the surfaces. Have been a passenger in cars where it's very difficult to see out, because it's like someone has smeared vaseline all over the windows.

SturdyHSV

6,716 posts

115 months

Monday 2nd December
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fromkentgent said:
ATB
9pm?

FAB.

Short Grain

1,110 posts

168 months

Monday 2nd December
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As an ex smoker who smoked in his own cars, but not in company cars, I had the cig butt flying back in and onto the back seat and leaving a 50p sized burn! That stopped me smoking in the car.
But I just had the awful smell confirmed as I left Sainsburys. Couple stood smoking just outside the entrance, you know, where the sign says No Smoking in this area!! Both breathed out as I was walking between them. Stereo smoking!! God, for a second, the smoke caught in my throat and made me gag! And I used to roll my own so used to stronger flavour. They looked really offended as well!! hehe

Still vape a bit but even that's dwindling quite 'naturally' if I can use that term?

Pica-Pica

6,160 posts

32 months

Monday 2nd December
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None of all this is as bad as the small van hogging lane 3 (of 4) on the M6 (S), driver’s head down and texting/searching on his phone. I felt safest was to pass in lane 1 of the other 3 clear lanes.

bluezedd

486 posts

30 months

Monday 2nd December
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SturdyHSV said:
9pm?

FAB.
Til i come

fromkentgent

Original Poster:

69 posts

11 months

Monday 2nd December
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clubracing said:
J4CKO said:
See a lot of drivers vaping as they drive these days, does that have a detrimental effect on a cars interior ?

Some seem to be like the Red Arrows, in terms of smoke output, others you cant tell except if you see them holding it or catch the smell through your vents.
Yes, everything inside the car including the windscreen/side windows gets covered in a sticky, greasy layer of the vaping fluid where it has condensed again onto the surfaces. Have been a passenger in cars where it's very difficult to see out, because it's like someone has smeared vaseline all over the windows.
A few years ago when this disgusting habit was taking off, I parked up my MB in works car park and it was light about 08-30hrs and I so this battered car and window open by about 5 inches and blowing out masses of smake i honestly though it was on fire for a moment - disgusting people

fromkentgent

Original Poster:

69 posts

11 months

Monday 2nd December
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Short Grain said:
As an ex smoker who smoked in his own cars, but not in company cars, I had the cig butt flying back in and onto the back seat and leaving a 50p sized burn! That stopped me smoking in the car.
But I just had the awful smell confirmed as I left Sainsburys. Couple stood smoking just outside the entrance, you know, where the sign says No Smoking in this area!! Both breathed out as I was walking between them. Stereo smoking!! God, for a second, the smoke caught in my throat and made me gag! And I used to roll my own so used to stronger flavour. They looked really offended as well!! hehe

Still vape a bit but even that's dwindling quite 'naturally' if I can use that term?
Hats off to you sir. you will save your self a few quid if you completely pack up.
This new illeagle tobbaco these misfits smoke, not joking but it smells like someone has stted their pants and not changed them for days worse that a damp dog smell in a car.

when i walk past smokers and wave the smoke away from myself and more importantly if i'm carrying our baby grandchild. Like you said people do look offended and one old hag muttered something and i blurted out, "inhale it we don't want your smoke" - i was lucky this old hag did not attack me.

Any smokers here that have been told they stink like dog mess?

bodhi

4,757 posts

177 months

Monday 2nd December
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fromkentgent said:
Get yourself a dashcam for the rear, send the evidence to the police a dedicated website and they often process the item in 30 mins used to take many hours of work before but laws and processes changed. I have been advised by someone with knwoldge of the process that up to 95% of the clowns driving admit guilt out of court and accept a fine/points etc unless offence was very dangerous they go to court and at times they are the cars not registered.

These new cams on M1 and M6 and some on the M25 can now tack your mug shot and if you are holding a phone/etc, tail gating.

ATB
Thanks for the heads up, I'll stop mainlining skag on the way through Wolverhampton in that case.

monzaxjr

269 posts

94 months

Monday 2nd December
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It's a close call between rentboyfromkent and ericmcn for biggest weirdo on PH.

Cotty

34,336 posts

232 months

Monday 2nd December
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fromkentgent said:

These type more often than not are in older, battered cars unless its women then
its an old suv or newer Corsa. If you don't believe me, just watch the next ten smokers
and rarely will they have a decent car.
A lot of PH's smoke and a lot have very nice cars. I had a Lotus Elise when I was still smoking, quit in the end.

fromkentgent

Original Poster:

69 posts

11 months

Monday 2nd December
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bodhi said:
Thanks for the heads up, I'll stop mainlining skag on the way through Wolverhampton in that case.
No worries, here to help!