New York City has banned smoking in public parks, the continuation of a ban on smoking in restaurants that the city adopted a few years ago. Like everything in NYC, there's plenty of disagreement about whether or not this is a good idea. But my favorite element of the new policy is the announcement that New Yorkers are expected to police themselves.
Every time the my local public radio station reports that self-policing element, I stifle a laugh. JT, also not one known for subtle diplomacy, just snorts. Finally, this morning he said to me, "I'm 11 and I know that's stupid."
Y'all, we are totally heading to the city to light up and break some rules.