My friend Emilia sent me this photo recently, and asked me if I thought gondoliers should be allowed to smoke on the boat with passengers.
I talked to a few friends, and was preparing to build a long post on the subject, and then I realized that most of my readers probably also have opinions (and would like to share them).
So this post comes to you as a forum.
I'd like to hear your thoughts on the subject.
1. What's your first reaction when you see a gondolier smoking on board with passengers? Does it matter?
2. Do you or have you smoked while taking passengers on a cruise?
3. Are there rules or guidelines on such things where you row?
Do you think there should be?
4. If you had the opportunity to choose between a smoking gondolier,
and one who didn't smoke on cruises, would it matter and what would you choose?
Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.