At a crowded playground there was this old couple smoking away on cigarettes. I told them off really loudly and made them stop. Have you ever told someone off in public? What about when they are old and it made you kinda feel bad afterwards?
I'm assuming this was outdoors and it's not against any law to smoke there.
Yes, I have told people off in public on a few occasions - usually for animal cruelty. But, for smoking a cigarette? Outside? No. Why would I feel I have the right to stop someone from doing something they enjoy and is harming no-one? I'm sure your children have suffered no irreparable damage from any smoke that may have drifted toward them. They were more likely to be harmed by seeing their Father speaking to another person in that manner. How would you feel if someone told you off 'really loudly' because they didn't approve of your children?