No Smoking This means YOU

Starbucks on 6th Ave. I am looking out to the street and saw this gentleman working on his computer, and smoking in a no smoking area. Guess he didn't see the sign on the window! Loved how the coffee cup states YOU... right about the sign... The other sign above his head states that the cafe is providing heat to the patrons outside. He is too comfortable to care!
Rules are meant for others. Nice reality shot!
posted October 13th, 2010  
i love the dof, nice shot constance ....
posted October 13th, 2010  
You capture some great people shots Constance.
posted October 13th, 2010  
I love the way you capture what is going around you.
posted October 13th, 2010  
super shot! He looks away in his on world. Hey, am all for smoking bans indoors, but why is there a ban outside? Seems a bit too strict?
posted October 13th, 2010  
@blightygal Very strict in Seattle, the rules are "Smoking is prohibited near all doorways, windows and air intakes of any protected areas in order to ensure that smoke does not enter into the building. If smoke enters a protected space, it is the responsibility of the person(s) in control of the property to increase the distance where smoking is prohibited until smoke is no longer entering into the building." Since they had a heating unit controlled from the inside of the building. no smoking would be allowed.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Wow! Thats a bit nuts! lol. There's so much pollution and harm out there that cannot see - cars being a huge culprit, that I find being so strict a bit strange. Thanks for the info tho, different to the UK where smoking is banned just indoors, rightly so!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Cool pic!
posted October 13th, 2010  
Brilliant shot as usual Constance! Would someone from the restaurant go out to tell the gentleman that he is trespassing? I think this is a great law! Very often when you are in a restaurant or other public space, you still get wafts of smoke which can be disturbing if you are having a meal for instance.
posted October 13th, 2010  
great capture unfortunatly not everybody abides by the law...lol
posted October 13th, 2010  
Well spotted Constance, lets hope he finishes it quickly before any one else spots him.!!
posted October 13th, 2010  
haha,great find,caught in action,love it!
posted October 13th, 2010  
LOL your finds amaze me!! Fabulous shot Constance :)
posted October 13th, 2010  
Great shot,Some people just dont follow rules x
posted October 13th, 2010  
The arrogance of some people is just astounding...but, it makes for a good photo opp!
posted October 13th, 2010  
People need to speak up and offer gentle reminders, perhaps pointing to the obvious, the "Sign"
posted October 13th, 2010  
Your candid shots of your world are amazing. I'm always a little afraid to try to capture strangers' photos.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Everyone needs their own piece of anarchy!
posted October 13th, 2010  
posted October 13th, 2010  
You're so sneaky with these shots!
posted October 13th, 2010  
OMG IVE BEEN THERE
(I think? NYC?)

*excitement* :P
posted October 13th, 2010  
@naomi I used to live in NYC, but his shot is in Seattle, across from Nordstrom's. I live in Seattle now.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Lol, neat shot.
posted October 13th, 2010  
I usually call people on this, but I'm a nutty Californian. Now that I have a kid, I wish smoking was banned in all public places. I'm okay if you want to run this risk, but don't think you have the right to jeopardize the innocent around you. My dad was a smoker and ended up losing his battle with lung cancer and emphysema too early in life. He lived long enough to meet my son, but not long enough to take him fishing like he wanted to. Whenever I see someone smoking I think of he pain and toll they may likely have to endure later in life, but again, to each their own I guess.
posted October 13th, 2010  
Bizarre, isn't it? I guess the laws only apply to those OTHER people.
posted October 13th, 2010  
@lintbrush @clarissajohal I agree with both of you. I am concerned about their health and they may not agree with the rules, but they are not negotiable! Just needed to capture this for a statement of our times...
posted October 13th, 2010  
fabulous my dear
posted October 14th, 2010  
You've become the Queen of Cityscapes! As you build on the number of public photos you've taken, I continue to be astounded by the things you see in your daily life! It makes your pictures so interesting to look at each day!
posted October 14th, 2010  
I Love The Candid Shots Of People Living There Life
posted October 14th, 2010  
great candid and comical for so many reasons. love it! :)
posted October 14th, 2010  
Well spotted - this is a great capture. Your candids are really something. Love them
posted October 14th, 2010  
Clever 'you' on the cup. Why is Starbucks heating the outside air? world gone mad
posted October 14th, 2010  
@dancrowe I guess it is the same principle as putting on the heat in a convertable with the top down...want the outdoors but don't want to be cold... mad at its best!
posted October 15th, 2010  
hmm BUSTED! There are very few places that enforce a no smoking rule here. In Japan we were amused to note that it is illegal to smoke while walking on the street but ok inside most bars and restaurants. Even worse places like starbucks and McDs had smoikers sections...usually downstairs right by the door so everyone had to walk through it anyway. Some of the McDs had a non smoking mezzanine floor....hello smoke rises!
posted October 18th, 2010  
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