For my remote readers unfamiliar with the local news, there has been an ongoing legal battle over Lexington’s attempt to ban smoking in all indoor public places. The battle now seems to have been won by the clean-air forces, as the state Supreme Court upheld the ban yesterday, which would seem to exhaust all possibilities for challenge. I’d been hoping for this outcome, looking forward to being able to go to a bar and ruin my liver without ruining my lungs. But just as I thought my prayers are answered, an article in the Kentucky Kernel (UK’s student newspaper) reminds me of the dangers of getting what you wished for:
“It’s bullshit,” said Lauren Case, a nursing junior. “Girls won’t wear short skirts anymore because they’ll have to go outside to smoke.”
Damn!! I never even thought about that!!