I'd like to smoke outside, but I don't want to piss off the neighbors.
May 18, 2012 8:48 AM Subscribe
Should I introduce myself to potential new neighbors to see if my outdoor cigarette smoking would bother them?
posted by Rob Rockets to Home & Garden (38 answers total)
I found a condo I would like to rent. The condo owner does not allow smoking in the unit. I'm a smoker but the condo is so nice I am OK with smoking outside on the deck only. The decks for each condo unit are not attached to neighboring decks, they are about 10 feet apart. According to the property management company, the condo association has no restrictions about smoking on the back deck, but I'll read the HOA documentation once I receive it to make sure.
I'm still concerned that my outdoor smoking might still bother my potential future neighbors. The condo is great but if there is a chance that my smoking is going to cause problems, I'll just rent somewhere else.
Would it be weird if I knocked on their doors and introduced myself as a potential future tenant and asked them if my outdoor smoking would bother them?