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    would you like some cigarettes today?

    At a time where we have all grown getting used to hearing "paper or plastic"? I was quite surprise to hear the clerk at my local grocery store ask every customers as they checked out "would you like some cigarettes today" you mean would I like cancer today? or would I like to suffer of slow amphasima death today? nah...thanks I replied.. "I think Ill wait till tomorrow" ( knowing tomorrow never really comes)
    I stood there questionning the fact that not only did I wonder if they Id anyone first so they don't get charge with solicitating minors but I wonder if my Shaws valued customer card would give me some sort of discount on a new set of lungs.

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    i would report his conduct to the manager of the store. Thats not right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by free_pizza
    i would report his conduct to the manager of the store. Thats not right.
    I bet the manager is getting a kickback from cancer stick industries to make his employees ask customers if they want to buy cigarettes.

    I can't believe at this day in age, the cancer stick industry is still alive and kicking. Too many stupid people who buy into the lifestyle of being an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 531phile
    I bet the manager is getting a kickback from cancer stick industries to make his employees ask customers if they want to buy cigarettes.
    then i would just go the a$$hole route and tell the appropriate authorities that they were selling tobacco to minors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grocery Clerk
    Would you like some cigarettes today?
    "No thanks; I'm not into self-abuse."
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    As a teen I worked in a grocery store....and cashiers were required to ask that. Directive from the manager. It's kind of like when you buy something at a website like Amazon, and they give you a page of recommendations "if you want that...you may like these too". It's just a way to hope to get one more last little sale.
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    Smoking is so stupid and buying them is a waste of moneyy lol. >=o

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    I'd strongly consider just leaving all my crap on the conveyer and saying something like, "no... and if you're going to push them, I don't think I want to spend my money here." And then just walk away. Let HER explain it to the manager.
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    What were you buying that made the cashier ask that? Beer and beef jerky?
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    nahh... just the usual 12 pack of beer and cheetos.. of course the fact that I was chewing tobacco might have gave me away a bit

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    chew, spit, repeat..

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    Beer and cheetos, it's like manna from heaven except it leaves your fingers orange.
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    Imagine, your on your favorite trail, it's a little wet from the night before. You miss a board bridge and your front wheel jams into the mud. You fly over the handle bars and land hard but you're alright......Except you just swallowed your chaw. GaaaK!
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    ***** happens then you puke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooper
    "No thanks; I'm not into self-abuse."

    I'd be lying if I said that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
    I was quite surprise to hear the clerk at my local grocery store ask every customers as they checked out "would you like some cigarettes today"
    You were buying beer, I don't know too many people that drink a 6 pack and refuse a smoke.

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    true.. but I was being sarcastic.. I never smoke, they're lying.. I didnt inhale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny_Monkey
    I'd be lying if I said that.


    Ahem.

    Well, there's self-abuse that feels good and doesn't hurt you or anyone else, and doesn't make you go blind or grow hair on your palms. Then there's self-abuse that's clearly destructive and ultimately may lead to a slow and painful premature death.

    I'm a big fan of the former (I'd be lying too ), but am not at all into the latter. Understand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
    You were buying beer, I don't know too many people that drink a 6 pack and refuse a smoke.
    Really?

    Yeah, maybe 15 years ago...but I'd venture to say that a majority of adults I know drink, but a very small minority (even among drinkers) smokes.

    Just sayin' is all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    Really?

    Yeah, maybe 15 years ago...but I'd venture to say that a majority of adults I know drink, but a very small minority (even among drinkers) smokes.

    Just sayin' is all.
    I dunno how old you are, I'm 23 and most of my friends smoke while they drink, but, yeah, I don't know too many old that smoke....

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    On the way back from a trip, the guy ahead of me in line at an Ohio gas station had to present his drivers license to buy cigarettes. He didn't have a valid Ohio DL (they have to pull the card through the reader on the machine so the DL had to have a magnetic strip) so they wouldn't sell to him. Looking at him, I'd say he was in his 50's. He was just a little miffed to say the least.

    I watched my Mother-in-law die from a lifetime of smoking....not a pretty way to go.
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    She didn't start this habit until after we had her fixed. I think she was trying to make a point about the "birth defects" thing.
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    yeah, that's kinda weird. i guess they ask it because the cigarettes are usually behind the counter or behind glass where the customer can't directly get to them (i.e. steal them).

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    so is the porn.. Good morning, would you like to buy some porn today?

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