If you know you stink, you stay away from people; even homeless people who don't have an opportunity to bathe understand that and usually settle themselves in some out-of-the-way spot.
And the 2011 Marie Antoinette Award for the Civically Minded goes to....
Oh, but if Dupont had just said a quick "do you mind?" to those present before taking that cigarette, I would have cheered for her! If more people were willing to be a role model for etiquette, perhaps we wouldn't need so many laws to enforce what should just be common sense and good manners.
The fact that she didn't makes me love her all the more, anyway, she was with smokers, why would other smokers mind? Now she has to be a role model for etiquette too? With that much weight on her shoulders the next time she performs the rose adagio she's going to fall flat on her face, as if crushed by a giant iron lung.
Who, please, is the "smoking nazi" in this scenario? Who has a seat, and who has none?
Lebensraum is always a tricky one, but as the one to have coined the smoking Nazi soubriquette in this discussion I think I've hit upon the solution for the smoking problem. Some might say a Final Solution.
Let's put them in camps. Great big camps. Where they can smoke like chimneys.
P.S I'm Jewish so the last statement wasn't offensive rather post modern, self referential, culturally ironic humour.