another post that you never saw because it was from four years ago. ish.
i don’t mind if people smoke. it’s a right that you have, and i would not do anything to take it away from anyone provided that they’re not in my home and they’re not in a place where i am unable to leave, like an airport, elevator, waiting room for a doctor, etc. however, i do have a problem with many – not all – many smokers.
i know that not every smoker tosses the cigarette butt out of their car while driving in front of me. i know they don’t all think the roads are their personal trash can, but i’m getting very angry with those smokers who do that. would they also toss out the wrapper from the straw they just got from the burger king drive-thru? maybe they would, but i don’t see anything else released into the wild from a car window as much as i see the burning, ash-flying cigarette butt. my ex-wife used to get very annoyed and tell me i was going to get shot one day because i would get out of my car at a red light, pick up the cigarette butt someone else just tossed, knock on their window, and say, “hey, you dropped this.”
how many times do i have to walk to my car in a parking lot and step in a pile of what was once someone’s car ash tray? why do smokers think that it’s okay to pull the tray from the car, dump it in the parking lot, and leave it there for the rest of the world to deal with?
because of those littering habits, smokers seem like arrogant, selfish, flip-you-the-bird kind of people, and i know they are not all like that. the problem is that the nicer smokers don’t stand out because they take care of their trash. it’s the trashy smoker who draws attention to his or herself by trashing the world around them.