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Poll: Do you smoke while working?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Do you smoke while working?".

This poll was originally submitted by Rafael Molina Pulgar. View the poll results »



 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:28
Member (2006)
German to English
baaah! Aug 4, 2010

No way!! But then I dont smoke at all.

 

Catherine Winzer  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 06:28
German to English
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I don't smoke Aug 4, 2010

Interesting question. Not one that I'd ever thought about, being a non-smoker!

 

wonita (X)
China
Local time: 01:28
I don't smoke Aug 4, 2010

I have tasted a cigarette as a teenage, and I didn't like it, still don't now.

 

Szymon Metkowski  Identity Verified
Poland
Local time: 06:28
Member
German to Polish
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Pipe Aug 4, 2010

The pipe is not handy while working. But I love to smoke pipe when reading.

 

Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
Germany
Member (2002)
Swedish
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Smoke? Aug 4, 2010

No, I never smoke. I always buy my smoked herrings in the shop in the harbour...

Another strange poll at ProZ - very professional indeed.


 

Daniela Zambrini  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 06:28
Member (2005)
English to Italian
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professional or off-topic polls Aug 4, 2010

Erik Hansson wrote:

Another strange poll at ProZ - very professional indeed.


Actually, I don't find it off topic at allicon_smile.gif : it could well relate to occupational health and safety issues

On the other hand, I don't mind off-topic polls, I find them amusing, interesting and often enlightening.

Ciao, D.

edited for typos [Edited at 2010-08-04 09:59 GMT]

[Edited at 2010-08-04 10:00 GMT]


 

Rebekka Groß (X)  Identity Verified
Local time: 05:28
English to German
pointless Aug 4, 2010

Some off-topic polls might be interesting but this one is totally pointless.

 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:28
English to German
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I enjoy my wonderful cigarettes Aug 4, 2010

Yes, I smoke a lot. Not thoughtlessly and none of this stuff that you can buy at the check-out stand. I do like fine French cigarettes. A box of any other commercial stuff might rot on my desk and become stale. I don't smoke because it is a habit or... he, he, against popular believe, an addiction.

I also order imported tobaccos from Belgium and Holland and roll them with a little special machine, then I keep them in an engraved silver cigarette case.

Smoking fine cigarettes should be compared to smoking fine cigars (which I do too, BTW). Don't toss all those smokers into one pot and call them addicts. Or would you call a wine connoisseur automatically a drunk or wino?

However, I love smoking cigarettes while working. It makes any creative pause worthwhile.

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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
Canada
Local time: 00:28
Member (2009)
French to English
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if i still smoked Aug 4, 2010

i'd smoke while working! Nicole's post reminded me of that relaxing cigarette pause.
However I admit I still smoke once in a blue moon....like on my birthday or social occasion but very rarely and not while working.


 

Interlangue (X)
Angola
Local time: 06:28
English to French
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Not while working Aug 4, 2010

... and never inside.
I smoke at powwows and conferences for instance (if I am not the only smoker). Amazing to see how easy it is to start a(n interesting) conversation with complete strangers, around an ashtray.


 

Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:28
English to German
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I like that, Marlene! Aug 4, 2010

Marlene Blanshay wrote:

i'd smoke while working! Nicole's post reminded me of that relaxing cigarette pause.
However I admit I still smoke once in a blue moon....like on my birthday or social occasion but very rarely and not while working.


See? There are smokers - and there are smokers. And not everyone of those evil smokers eats little children.

My good old Zippo just made "Click!". The one that a friend of mine bought while traveling Cambodia. A very old Zippo with an engraving of the Liberty Bell and the inscription "USS Independence", so it must have belonged to a soldier. This Zippo made its way to Germany and is now back in the US after all those years.

Fine cigarette.

Click!

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Nicole Schnell  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 21:28
English to German
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It's a social thing indeed Aug 4, 2010

Interlangue wrote:

... and never inside.
I smoke at powwows and conferences for instance (if I am not the only smoker). Amazing to see how easy it is to start a(n interesting) conversation with complete strangers, around an ashtray.



What I don't understand is how people actually can enjoy a cigarette outside. We don't enjoy food while standing up, right?


 

jacana54 (X)  Identity Verified
Uruguay
English to Spanish
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I like it too! Aug 4, 2010

Daniela Zambrini wrote:

Actually, I don't find it off topic at allicon_smile.gif : it could well relate to occupational health and safety issues

On the other hand, I don't mind off-topic polls, I find them amusing, interesting and often enlightening.



It's good to know we're all different — and alive!

I still hope we'll all get to meet for coffee one day, and I wouldn't mind going to the smoking area for the occasion (although I don't smoke).

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[Edited at 2010-08-04 18:18 GMT]


 

Andrea Jarmuschewski  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 06:28
Member (2007)
French to German
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Two cigarettes per day :-) Aug 4, 2010

I don't smoke while working and I don't smoke in the house, but for my partner and I those two daily cigarettes are a fun and relaxing ritual (one after lunch, one after dinner).

To each his (her) own!


 
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