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In Reply to: Re: If a......... posted by mike on October 04, 2012 at 08:45:11:
I word of the day is RESPECT. Have some respect for your neighbors and yourself and there shouldn’t be any issues. Some people need to ingest substances such as marijuana or medications, because of medical issues. These are not the loud, disrespectful ones inviting others to smoke with them or acting like they are at a large party. It is a quality of life issue for them. Until you or a loved one have been in that situation, that may be something you won’t understand.
Because you are a partier or at a contest, that doesn’t give you carte blanche to do what you want. It doesn’t give you the right to get drunk and act obnoxious, it doesn’t give you the right to play your music as loud as you want all night long, it doesn’t allow you to take liberties you otherwise would not take. If you were at your home, got drunk, turned your stereo up loud at 2 AM, you shouldn’t be shocked when the cops come knocking on your door.
Respect has gone out the window and entitlement has replaced it. I’m all for having a good time and for having fun. But that doesn’t entitle you to encroach on others, forcing them to put up with what YOU consider to be a good time.
By all means, have a good time at a BBQ contest, but do so with respect for everyone else. Take a moment and think about what you’re doing or how you’re acting.
If it is disrespectful to others or impedes on your neighbors, then don’t do it or do it or do discretely. It’s not that difficult of an issue.
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