A few years ago I was in Barrett for the 24th of June celebration*. Several of us were sitting in a pavilion booth, including Penny, who was sitting next to me. Penny was smoking a cigarette.
She nodded her head and continued her conversation with some of her friends. She was considerate of them; she held her cigarette in her left hand, away from her friends, but toward me.
Her hand moved such that her cigarette ash burned me. I said, “Excuse me” with the hope that she would do something about her cigarette. I got no reaction from her.
I pulled the burning cigarette out of her hand; still no reaction from Penny.
I burned Penny’s hand, and she jerked the her hand away but still continued her conversation oblivous to the cigarette burn.
The 24th of June is the annual celebration of Barrett.