So I’m driving home from running some errands today and I stop at a busy intersection and happen to look out the window. This is basically what I saw. (I did not take this picture, but it’s the same thing.) What kind of sheltered life have I lived that I never noticed the 10 billion cigarette butts on the ground? WTF?
My mother has told me before that when she was a kid they didn’t think twice about throwing garbage out the window. in fact, one of my family’s favorite stories was when my mom was sitting in the front seat of the car and threw her half finished milkshake cup out the window, and it went in the back in through the back window and hit her brother in the head. Then, hilarity ensued. Now, doesn’t this story seem completely outrageous today? Somehow this outrage hasn’t caught on when it comes to cigarette butts?
I have nothing against smokers. If you want to smoke, hooray for you. But, how can you be so rude as to just toss them out the window when you’re done? What if I tossed each bottle of rum out the window when I was done with it? (There’d be a hell of a lot of rum bottles on the road, that’s what!)
People, come on. This is just nasty. Plus, they never go away. Get your butts outta the road!