Just in case someone living in France near Germany is interested. Burger King is in Germany. When I am homesick and need to pretend I am back in America, the closest thing I have is McDonalds. Not anymore! I have found Burger King in Germany. It is about thirty minutes from Strasbourg. I am happy to report that we drove to Germany last week and had our fix of grease and carbohydrates.
I enjoyed every single bite of my huge juicy hamburger. It was delicious.
Fast food is less expensive in Germany than in France. In my opinion the food and coffee taste more “American” at the German McDonalds or Burger King. So, it is great…that is if you can find your way through all the smoke to make an order. That’s right. Lots of smoke in German public enclosed areas. Last summer, I opened the door to a cafè in Germany only to be hit in the face with smoke so thick I turned right back around and left.
There is no escaping it in Germany. I have no idea why this country is so far behind in non-smokers rights…and France is the one with the inconsiderate smokers reputation??? France may not be up to American standards but it is far advanced compared to Germany!
Go to any German indoor eating establishment and you will think it is Saturday night at the hottest bar in town the smoke is so thick. All that is missing is a juke box, loud music and flashing lights. Well, that depends. I have eaten at some German hamburger joints that have all of the above (which is fine minus the smoke).
I grew up around smokers and am one of the few that never really smoked in my family. My mother just quit over a year ago after smoking since she was thirteen. I am very proud of her. When she smoked we would argue because she thought I was just trying to bug her when I would roll down the window in the car while she smoked or ask her to wait the five minutes it would take to get where we were going before she lit one up.
Yeah, right. Like she should wait five minutes to smoke one cigarette when she could smoke that one and light up another when we stopped again. Not a chance in hell. She has since appologised and told me that she never realized how bad it smelled and hard it is to breath around smoke until she quit. She thought I was just nagging her. After all, it was her right to smoke.
It seems that most smokers concentrate on their right to not only kill themselves with their habit, but everyone around them.
It is their right to smoke.
I don’t know how many times I heard that growing up. Finally, I asked them…”When is it my right not to breath your smoke? I don’t smoke because it is bad for me and if you decide to smoke, fine. But, you should respect my health and my right to not be exposed to harmful second hand smoke.”
My family thought that was just nuts. Me…a non-smoker…having rights!!!! Ha, ha, ha.
I suspect my family is originally German and not English like I had thought.
What about non-smokers rights?
Just think about it.