Project: Backyard

Construction has begun!  The backyard is on it’s way to ultimate beauty.  Lucky me.

First downside-  Concrete company has two men working.  Both lit-up smokes five minutes after arriving.  I’m biting my tongue.  By no stretch of the imagination is this my strong suit.

I know the lecture will come.  My delivery must be delicate but not too tender as they are construction guys- thick skinned.

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I'm Kim. I've got advanced lung cancer. It sucks.
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8 Responses to Project: Backyard

  1. dkcaselton says:

    Oh I bet if you tell them your situation they will refrain from lighting up in your vicinity!

  2. Lynn Gauvain says:

    I would have to say something too, I give dirty looks now or growl in their direction. If they are working for you, they should respect your wishes.

  3. Kelly Roche' says:

    Absolutely, you should say something! If it’s happening on your property, then they will likely respect your wishes. They will probably feel embarrassed afterwards.

    • kimmywink says:

      I am sure you are correct. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes. Although, now I’m a bit curious about the other 2 crews who will also be working here. Hum…

  4. Liz says:

    I had to ask people working on our yard not to smoke near the house when I was going through chemo and radiation. I asked nicely and they obliged. Maybe it was the bald head…
    I’ve even snapped at people smoking outside the hospital on some of my worse days. It drives me nuts!

  5. AmberC says:

    I agree – I think if you just said something like, “hey, guys, I hate to impose, but I’ve got lung cancer. Do you mind not smoking right here?”, they’d probably swallow their cigarettes in embarassment.

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