Thursday, June 4, 2009

Buford Drugs

On Moore Avenue at night. I am sure this sign would cost quite a bit to have it refurbished, but I bet it would look neat.

The poison ivy I got is driving me up a wall, come on calamine lotion, WORK.

The 81st session of the Texas Legislature just ended. One of the proposals that didn't even make it for a vote was a statewide smoking ban. The measure would ban smoking in almost all indoor public places, including bars and restaurants. Many Texas towns have some version of a smoking ban in place, but I don't think Terrell has one. I really don't care if they ban smoking in bars or restaurants. I smoked or over 20 years but I quit 4 years ago. I still usually sit in the smoking section because that's where they have the TVs and there is always sports on. It doesn't bother me, I know before I go in that I have a choice.

However, there has to be some law about smoking in convenience stores.......right? Not just in Terrell, but everywhere. I always find myself standing in line behind someone who has a cigarette in their mouth, puffing away, blowing smoke. They usually flip their ashes on the store floor, or throw the butt on the ground outside near gas pumps. Cigarette smoke is not only not healthy, its disgusting. I asked one store owner why they allow people to smoke inside the store. I was told if they ask customers to put it out, they would spend their money someplace else. Do me a favor, if you smoke, put it out in an ashtray before going into the store. I would hate to turn into one of those UGLY ex-smokers.

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