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Re: Smoking on the field (fwd)

Poster: blackbow@juno.com (David H Ritterskamp)

Details!  Don't bother me with Details!
-S. Holmes

>> > BIG HAIRY EXAMPLE:  Atlantian Kingdom Law specifically
>> > prohibits smoking in any of an event's main areas.  Yet on
>> > a regular basis, I see Marshals and fighters light up in the
>> > middle of a tourney field.  I haven't heard of anyone being
>> > brought up before a Court of Courtesy or Chivalry for it.
>> That would be using a sledgehammer on a tack, wouldn't it?

>Pardon me while I vent:
>But I found that it really detracted from the mood of Crown Tourney 
>when one of the major Peers of the kingdom dropped his cigarette butt 
>in the middle of tourney field TWICE.  This when the event flier has 
>specifically requested that smokers 
>"self-police".  Maybe His Grace went back after the tourney and 
>picked up the butts....<high degree of scepticism here>
>Ok, I'm done.
>Barkeep, a pint of cider if you would please.
>-- Manus MacDhai
>   Kappellenberg/Windmasters' Hill

BZZZT!  Wrong answer Manus; thank you for playing.

If you're against one specific person, Manus, you have a problem that you
need to address TO THAT PERSON.  Not us.

If you're against it as a whole, well, until yesterday I didn't even know
it was against K. Law.  News to me.

Be that as it may, you can vent at the whole concept of smoking in public
at events all you want.  It is, however, bad taste to vent at His Grace,
just because he's the highest ranking and most visible of the offenders
(read:  easiest target.)

As to whether smoking in public at events is such a big deal --  if it
bothers you that much, pretend it's a cigar or other period smoking

Lord Jonathan Blackbow
House O'Shannon
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