07 January, 2007

Ashtray pram

Last weekend in TFI Fridays at Mall of the Emirates, I saw a woman sit down at a table with a pram, light up a cigarette, then look over into her pram and blow her smoke into it.

Now am I missing an exciting new hot fashion trend for portable pram-shaped ashtrays, or was this foul woman actually wilfully poisoning her infant's lungs?

Either way, why in hell doesn't this place ban public smoking like Europe and the US are doing? Given how anal they are about medicine like panadeine, you would think protecting little children from tar and nicotine might be slightly more prominent in their Vision.

11 comments:

alicia said...

ack...i'm a smoker too but i wouldn't puff in an adult's face (or apologize profusely after doing it by mistake) let alone a child's...smoker etiquette is at its worst in the UAE..just take a walk around bur dubai and apart from sand, butts are the second greatest kind of litter on Dubai's roads...

pEtals said...

They banned for a while but rebanned cause it was NOT COOL to NOT Smoke....I dont know when will we ever grow up and adapt to good habits instead of bad ones?????!!!!!

Well I hope they ban it soon just as they did with Emirates Airlines and some specific places...

poo said...

Dubai just made it to boingboing.net

trailingspouse said...

Much as I would welcome a smoking ban, I can see it would be totally unenforceable. Can you imagine any of the security guards in this country insisting someone butt out or leave the mall?

Anonymous said...

Yea ive noticed that too, and I get soo angry. I want to say something to these women, but what can I say? Do they even care?

I always see women blowing smoke (from the sheesha) with their children around. One thing that blew my mind, a pregnant lady smoking sheesha.

HELLO PEOPLE WAKE UP!!

jomster said...

My wife and I have stopped going to the only 2 malls in Al Ain because we're sick of dodging smoke clouds. And why cant they ban smoking in public places. I dont claim to have the answers for them all but at least at Jimi Mall and Al Ain Mall, the guys who run the place walk around smoking. So they dont want to enforce something they dont like. Secondly these two malls usually target the Arab population. We go there quite frequently cos we cant afford to do anything much over here anyways and ALL the programmes they ever hold there for whatever reason is only in Arabic. Considering the fact that almost 90% of Arab expats smoke, how do you enforce such a thing. Id be happy if they atleast had a no smoking zone in these places, but nice try, keep dreaming. Im even willing to pay for a couple of pamphlets that warn these people about second hand smoke and how it can affect their children if they're not concerned about other humans. Sorry for using this sorta like a personal rant board but i had to get it outta my system ;-)

MD said...

"Vision." lol...

Balushi said...

Looks like You guys Have Not seen that Movie "THE LITTLE MAN"


Maybe this baby was actaully a 40yr old man and that women is a crook partner!!!



nah well, i dont know why i am commenting no body even listens to me!

The Image Village said...

TFI Friday? (Thank F? it's Friday?)

Balushi said...

How can i START posting here at uaecommunity.blogspot.com????

Lirun said...

on the first on january it became illegal to smoke in restaurants in iceland.. while over there on holiday it was interesting to watch the smokaholic icelanders deliberate whether 1 January was indeed a good time to start getting used to the changed reality..

i must admit the bars did seem less smokey.. and for me was an extremely welcome change..

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