So last year about this time, I took my son to a Cubs game and when we went to the bathroom, we had to endure 3-4 minutes of being stuck in an enclosed space with lots of people smoking, blatantly ignoring the "no smoking" signs. I didn't care for that, so I sent a letter to Wrigley, and one to the Tribune that got published in the Sunday paper (the best part was that my mom happened to be in town that Sunday, read my letter to the editor that Sunday morning without my suggestion, and didn't even read the name to notice it was her son!) It got a lot of comments online, with some people suggesting I shouldn't bring a child to a game, and opening a dialogue about smokers' rights vs. non-smokers' rights. Here was my suggestion: "Post signs that anyone caught smoking in the restrooms will be escorted from the park. Then send a security guard into the bathrooms every 15 minutes to enforce it."
Fast forward to yesterday at Wrigley. I took a friend and two of my daughters to a game. Upon entering the restroom this time, I saw a new green sign: "Smokers Will be Subject to Ejection." And an attendant at the front door. And no sign of a lit cigarette anywhere. OK so maybe it wasn't JUST my suggestion that caused the change, but I'm going to take full credit anyway.
My work here is done.