This is my biggest problem with the New York State smoking ban. It brings the wrong element into the bars.
Not too long ago, My friends and I were hanging at a local bar that also serves typical bar food. Suddenly, two SUVs roll up and disgorge two adult couples and SEVEN kids.
So there we are, in our place of refuge from the rest of society, having to be all polite, and watch our language, and everything, while these little monster run around screaming at the tops of their little lungs, banging their toys around and ruinging my afternoon.
This sort of thing NEVER used to happen before the smoking ban; parents would keep their kids out of the bars. Now they're encroaching. For chrissake, I don't go to the friggin' Discovery Zone and get hammered in the ball crawl!
This is a purposeless rant, but I just felt like venting.
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