Why do people think it’s okay to throw their cigarettes out the car window? You see it all the time. Nice cars, cars with Save the Earth bumper stickers, Priuses (Prii?), it doesn’t seem to matter. They sit at the light, flicking ashes until the light turns green, then BAM!, they flick it away like the world is an ashtray.
Uncle Jay takes issue with it in a wonderful post. He get a link and added to the blogroll for his fine, insightful, and reasonably profane writing.
What is wrong with smokers? Cars have ashtrays. If you can put it in your lungs, you can keep the butt in the ashtray. If you’ve been smoking in it, your car smells like crap anyway. I swear, if it was up to me, the punishment for throwing cigarette butts out your car/truck window would be:
First offense: Not permitted to buy cigarettes for 30 days. One day picking up cigarette butts in major intersections.
Second offense: Not permitted to buy cigarettes for 6 months. One week spent sweeping street gutters with a wisk broom and a dustpan.
Third offense: Lifetime ban on smoking. 6 months on a road crew picking up trash.