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Old 10-05-2003, 02:22 PM
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Talking Cigarette t-shirt offends many!

This morning I participated in a half-marathon run (13.1 miles) as part of my 17 mile training run as I prepare for the NYC Marathon in 4 weeks. As luck would have it, the temperature was in the 40s when it began. So, I chose to wear a long-sleeved t-shirt.

I wore my navy Cigarette Racing Team shirt with the logo on the back and name down the left sleeve. Well, wouldn't you know it. In a crowd of tens of thousands, several people (I lost count) were aghast that I was wearing such a shirt. The offense was that I was (in their words) "a ____ loser promoting tobacco use to atheletes during a run." At first I felt I needed to explain the shirts origins, then I decided that those offended:
-couldn't read
-were probably sailors

So, I started to revel in the irritation I caused! I felt that was the appropriate response. So whenever I heard some idiot, I'd just smile and quickly strive to pass them while straining not to breathe hard so as to appear to be kicking their butts!

So, everyone who comes to NYC's Central Park should proudly wear an article of clothing that might irritated those that can't read! It's great fun.
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Old 10-05-2003, 02:27 PM
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I wear mine to school. Teachers get pissed off because it "Promotes tobacco use" and I have been searched a few times, but Im not stupid enough to have anything to get in trouble at schoo. I did explain the shirt the first few times though.
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I had the same thing happen at the club where I work out. I had to explain it to the chick and then it was ok.
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That's a good one. Show's you how small this offshore community really is.
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It's just like poeple on this forum.

They won't read an entire post, but they will go off on someone, or F**** up the entire meaning.
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Basically, the majority of people are just plain stupid.
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Hey the school my son goes to sent him home because his shirt said Damn Donzi.
I guess they couldn't read Offshore Race Team and then they had a sit down talk about morals to me and my wife! We laughed these folks are supposed to be educated?
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We laughed these folks are supposed to be educated?


People with no life need to make nothing into something. Makes them feel important. And a higher education has nothing to do with intelligence.
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Hey the school my son goes to sent him home because his shirt said Damn Donzi.
I guess they couldn't read Offshore Race Team and then they had a sit down talk about morals to me and my wife! We laughed these folks are supposed to be educated?
I was going to be sent home for my cig tee!!! I called BS on it and showed them.
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Ditto at the gym. Peopel need to get a clue.
 
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