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Friday, October 16, 2009

Aloha!!


Welcome to this week’s edition of Aloha Friday.

In Hawaii, Aloha Friday is the day that they take it easy and look forward to the weekend. So I thought that on Fridays I would take it easy on posting, too. Therefore, I’ll ask a simple question for you to answer. Nothing that requires a lengthy response.

If you’d like to participate, just post your own question on your blog. Don’t forget to visit the other participants! It’s a great way to make new bloggy friends!


This weeks question:

In Ontario there is a no-smoking in the work place law. (as I am sure there is at a lot of places)

Last week the police pulled over a transport truck driver who was smoking in the cab of his truck and gave him a $300 fine for smoking in the work-place. This has been huge news here, and the trucking community is up in arms over it.

What do you think about this?

23 comments:

I am Harriet said...

I'm thinking the police could have been stalking some rapist or murderer instead of someone who chose to inhale his own cigarette fumes.


Have a great Friday!
http://iamharriet.blogspot.com/2009/10/jon-and-kate-to-end-for-good.html

Auntie E said...

That is crazy. What kind of Police office who do that? I am from a Police family and can't dream of one of my family doing that.

Kathie @ my net finds said...

two words: petty and ridiculous

blueviolet said...

Now that's just stupid!

Mighty M said...

I think the police have too much time on their hands!

mommytoalot said...

Wow..i've not read about that.
That's silly...
However..it does tick me off that they cannot enforce the bylaw of smoking in a car while a child under the age of 16 is in it.
I saw a mom puffing away while the little girl was in the back. Grrrrrrrrr go after her instead of the truckdiver..he can bathe in his own smoke..who cares...but smoking with windows shut in a car with a child..not cool
and that's how Lisa sees it..lol
*been watching too much Glee*

Kim said...

That's too much. I understand that at it's roots the driver was breaking the law, but really? The officer must have been having a kick the dog kind of day.

Dee said...

I had to laugh at that b/c it is SOOO stupid!

Laufa said...

That is funny. I think the ticket abides by the law - he drives for a living, that is his office. I guess they could give a ticket to any home-business smoker also.

TheAngelForever said...

Personally I think it is a great idea. However, I think it's a tricky one. If the truck belongs to the company, then it is not his personally owned work space and he was wrong. Of course, my question was whether or not the law clearly stated that vehicles owned by a company were a no go. Should be interesting to follow.

sunshine said...

thats stupid...
find other things to get people for.. not smoking...
UGH

Bridgette said...

He was in HIS truck....come on cops can't you find something better to do?

Randi Troxell said...

wow! i think it was insanely stupid... and i'm totally with I Am Harriet up there... shouldn't they be looking for a rapist, murderer or whatever FIRST?

have a great wkend!

Helene said...

What a complete waste of their time!!! In the meantime, someone's probably getting stabbed a couple blocks away. Seriously, why would the police waste their time on something so unimportant?? UGH

JamericanSpice said...

This is ridiculous! I hope they throw out that ticket!

Amethyst Moon said...

Absolutely ridiculous! But make a law and somehow it will be twisted!

Joy said...

In a word, asinine.

pippirose said...

I'm a non-smoker, but I feel strongly for individual rights.
I certainly understand and agree with not smoking in the car with kids...not smoking in a closed public building...but they take it too far! In B.C, they want to ban smoking in parks and on the beach.
What's next? Cops will be able to come into your house and arrest you for smoking there????
Ridiculous.

Vicki said...

Ridiculous. A truck is not a workplace, it is a work vehicle!!

Sue said...

If the guy wants to smoke and it's not effecting anyone else, I feel the police have no right to do anything about it. That's going to far, I think.

Jenners said...

I'm thinking that it was not a good move by the police. It is one thing to smoke in a shared workplace -- another to smoke in the cab of your truck where you are the only one!! I side with the truckers on this one!

Night Owl Mama said...

How do they consider that "IN THE WORK PLACE?" on the job maybe. I can definatly seeing that being thrown out of court sounds like someone was bored. What a JOKE

Janet said...

FIRST OF ALL! Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the thoughtful card and gifts you sent! I was OVER THE MOON!

We also have a non-smoking policy in the work place, and they are talking about stopping people from smoking in the vehicles when they are transporting children! To pull a trucker over though, for smoking in his truck is a bit over the top I think!

Have a lovely day!