Thursday, April 10, 2008

Life Lessons

SNL does a news segment called "Really? with Seth and Amy." I wish that I would have thought of that idea because it is hilarious. This post would be more appropriate for something like that, but instead I'll keep on ranting like I do.

Why do people still smoke? What is so fundamentally wrong with these people that somehow they can rationalize thinking that smoking is a good idea? In the last few days I have seen two examples that leave me scratching my head. The first was a bicyclist riding up a steep hill with a cigarette in his mouth. He was sucking that thing down and he was feverishly pedaling to make it to the top of the hill. Did this really seem like a good idea? The second was a girl walking up a hill. Same sort of scenario: legs pushing, arms pumping, and sucking down a cigarette while gasping for air.

These weren't even older people who could use the excuse that they have been smoking for years. These were young people, who somehow didn't get the news that smoking kills people.


hempr said...

You think that is bad, you should see how many people smoke and work in the health care field. It blows me away. I was talking to a vascular surgeon who has a friend back East. She said that the vascular surgeons smoke. Talk about irony. Smoking people are who keep vascular surgeon's in business.

D said...

I agree with you. I can't believe how many people that I work with smoke and they are caring for the dying folks who they give meds to because they used to smoke. All the inhalers and meds for COPD that are given out. Who wins besides the drug company and cig company? It sure as heck isin't us as we continue to pay for higher insurance. Ticks me off.