“Smoking I find the most ridiculous of all the varieties of human behavior and practically the only one that is entirely against nature.” ― Ian Fleming,
The return of the warmer weather helps dedicated smokers once again discover outdoor locations that are both a fair distance from the non smoking crowd and close enough to their work sites so they can enjoy their favorite pastime in peace.
The woman above , a manager at a fast food restaurant and a shift supervisor, is the only smoker at this location and as such needed to find a place where she could enjoy her cigarette and still be close enough to the restaurant to do her supervisory work when required.
She told me that the warmer weather allows her to smoke outside in this makeshift cubicle between an industrial sized garbage container and a chain link fence.
She sits on a smaller silver garbage can, listens to her tunes on her ear phones and just chills out for the length of her break. A quiet and relaxing spot for her.
In less hospitable weather she sits in her car and smokes ni the cramped quarters of her compact vehicle. She said she prefers the freedom smoking outside offers her.
She has tried to give up her smoking habit a number of times all without success. She is trying to live a healthy lifestyle but being a single mom with two dependents is stressful.
As I left the restaurant I noticed her heading towards her special smoking location. sometimes yo have to let the other person work out their own solutions to life’s problems.