Euro Smoking

Mad TV had a great bit once which was “Smoking is for Europeans and white trash in the USA.” This is not far from the truth at all. Every freakin body smokes here. It is not all that obnoxious though since people will have one cigarette and then not smoke for awhile. There are certainly the chain smokers and they are as annoying as they are in the US.
While my throat has been a bit sore ever since I have been here, it is probably not the end of the world, since I never smoke and due to the very strict non-smoking laws in California, I do not encounter it all that much. So, a little will not harm me all that much and will toughen me up a little.