A Humorous Guide to Smoking in Spain

2 Nov
  1. img_1410Although smoking is not allowed indoors, it doesn’t count if you light up while heading for the door.
  2. Nor does is count if you stand in the doorway and smoke.
  3. You can stand at the outside window counter of a bar/restaurant designed for serving people outside, and while facing the inside, blow smoke inside.
  4. You can smoke in an outdoor restaurant patio, even if enclosed or babies/children are present.
  5. You can hold your baby or child while smoking.
  6. You can throw your lit cigarette into the street when finished, regardless of whether you are walking, driving, or are on your third or fourth floor home balcony.
  7. You can publicly smoke at your job.
  8. You would rather sit outdoors so you can smoke, even in inclement weather.
  9. Don’t worry if your smoking bothers anyone else.
  10. You can smoke outside the gym door before and after exercising, and if you need a smoke break during your workout.
  11. Buy household items that can be used both as vessels for serving food and as an ashtray.
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    Cups that can be used to serve food such as allioli (Spanish version of aioli) or can be an ashtray.  I’m not kidding. See the four protrusions on top designed for putting cigarettes when vessel is empty.

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4 Responses to “A Humorous Guide to Smoking in Spain”

  1. nancy starr March 17, 2015 at 1:04 pm #

    VERY C-U-T-E  I got a chuckle out of this when I read it.Happy St. Paddy’s Day!

    • dawnrstarr March 17, 2015 at 1:16 pm #

      And I guess I was wrong. Today after Zumba I went inside a café for a snack, and there were a table full of locals smoking (and drinking.) It apparently didn’t count because they were near the front door

  2. Tim April 11, 2015 at 10:47 am #

    #1, #2, and #3 almost seem to be requirements. #6 is amazing because its perfectly acceptable, but if you spit on the ground in parts of Spain, they act like you are destroying the earth!

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