Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: OT..... a very odd thing

  1. #1
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default OT..... a very odd thing

    The other day I was out running errands on my motorcycle. I was at a
    hardware store and just about to get on my bike when a pickup pulled up
    beside me. The passenger looked a little odd, but I wasn't really
    paying much attention to him though he seemed to be intrigued by me and
    the bike and, besides, there were reflections from the window and I was
    wearing dark sunglasses.

    The driver got out first and I have to say that he was an off looking
    character, and the cigarette hanging out of his mouth didn't do much to
    enhance the image. Then the passenger got out. Part of the reason that
    he had looked odd was that he had an oxygen line to his nose, and he was
    carrying the portable oxygen tank.

    That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ??? And isn't
    it dangerous to smoke around oxygen? I remember the good old days when
    you used to be able to smoke in hospital rooms...... unless someone in
    the room was on oxygen.


  2. #2
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    On Oct 3, 9:58*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > The other day I was out running errands on my motorcycle. I was at a
    > hardware store and just about to get on my bike when a pickup pulled up
    > beside me. *The passenger looked a little odd, but I wasn't really
    > paying much attention to him though he seemed to be intrigued by me and
    > the bike and, besides, there were reflections from the window and I was
    > wearing dark sunglasses.
    >
    > The driver got out first and I have to say that he was an off looking
    > character, and the cigarette hanging out of his mouth didn't do much to
    > enhance the image. Then the passenger got out. *Part of the reason that
    > he had looked odd was that he had an oxygen line to his nose, and he was
    > carrying the portable oxygen tank.
    >
    > That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    > the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    > respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ??? * And isn't
    > it dangerous to smoke around oxygen? *I remember the good old days when
    > you used to be able to smoke in hospital rooms...... unless someone in
    > the room was on oxygen.


    Maybe they have a suicide pact!

  3. #3
    Chemo Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    On Oct 3, 9:58*am, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > The other day I was out running errands on my motorcycle. I was at a
    > hardware store and just about to get on my bike when a pickup pulled up
    > beside me. *The passenger looked a little odd, but I wasn't really
    > paying much attention to him though he seemed to be intrigued by me and
    > the bike and, besides, there were reflections from the window and I was
    > wearing dark sunglasses.
    >
    > The driver got out first and I have to say that he was an off looking
    > character, and the cigarette hanging out of his mouth didn't do much to
    > enhance the image. Then the passenger got out. *Part of the reason that
    > he had looked odd was that he had an oxygen line to his nose, and he was
    > carrying the portable oxygen tank.
    >
    > That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    > the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    > respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ??? * And isn't
    > it dangerous to smoke around oxygen? *I remember the good old days when
    > you used to be able to smoke in hospital rooms...... unless someone in
    > the room was on oxygen.


    this is a long read but explains it pretty well.
    http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//pdf/os.oxygen.pdf

  4. #4
    Boron Elgar Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    On Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:57:19 -0400, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >The other day I was out running errands on my motorcycle. I was at a
    >hardware store and just about to get on my bike when a pickup pulled up
    >beside me. The passenger looked a little odd, but I wasn't really
    >paying much attention to him though he seemed to be intrigued by me and
    >the bike and, besides, there were reflections from the window and I was
    >wearing dark sunglasses.
    >
    >The driver got out first and I have to say that he was an off looking
    >character, and the cigarette hanging out of his mouth didn't do much to
    >enhance the image. Then the passenger got out. Part of the reason that
    >he had looked odd was that he had an oxygen line to his nose, and he was
    >carrying the portable oxygen tank.
    >
    >That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    >the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    >respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ??? And isn't
    >it dangerous to smoke around oxygen? I remember the good old days when
    >you used to be able to smoke in hospital rooms...... unless someone in
    >the room was on oxygen.


    Hey, y'all, look what ah kin do!

    Boron

  5. #5
    notbob Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    On 2012-10-03, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    > the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    > respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ???


    Racing his buddy for the Darwin award?

    Reminds me of my neighbor who chain-smoked unfiltered Lucky Strikes
    all day and plugged in his oxy nosepiece at night.

    nb


    --
    Definition of objectivism:
    "Eff you! I got mine."
    http://www.nongmoproject.org/

  6. #6
    Doug Freyburger Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    notbob wrote:
    > Dave Smith <adavid.smith@[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> That left me wondering.... what the hell was the driver doing smoking in
    >> the cab of a pickup truck when the passenger has a serious enough
    >> respiratory problem that he has to be sucking on oxygen ???

    >
    > Reminds me of my neighbor who chain-smoked unfiltered Lucky Strikes
    > all day and plugged in his oxy nosepiece at night.


    Add the can of beer while suffering from cirrosis as well as the
    cigarette and oxygen at the same time - I remember one late family
    member doing that. I was dumbfounded when I saw him doing that. I
    didn't want to be anywhere near him fearing an explosion.

  7. #7
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: OT..... a very odd thing

    notbob wrote:
    >
    > Reminds me of my neighbor who chain-smoked unfiltered Lucky Strikes
    > all day and plugged in his oxy nosepiece at night.


    What's unfiltered got to do with it?
    The filter only keeps bits of tobacco
    out of your mouth -- it doesn't lower
    your risk of lung cancer or emphysema.

    I'm reminded of a criticism I once read
    of reporting a murder with a claw hammer.
    Like it would have been a less heinous
    crime if it was some other type of hammer.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32