Litterbugs The World Is Their Ashtray

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All right, last time I checked, just about every fast food restaurant, convenience store, and gas station has a trashcan somewhere for people to place their unwanted rubbish in. Then why is it that there is a ton of trash lying along the roads and highways? The same applies to just about every parking lot. My car has this neat thing called a back seat, which is where I place my trash until I can clean it out (which is usually after each trip). I have seen some cars that have these hi-tech gizmos called litterbag. I have them on in my car and they work really well. My husband has one in his car and short of having to empty it every so often; he states that it works well. So why is it that I still see people tossing trash out along the side of the road?

I really like it when you pull into, dare I say it, Wal-Mart and within 10 feet of the trash can in the parking lot are piles of trash from some fool’s vehicle, and don’t forget the dirty open diaper that is also in the pile.

I do not smoke and I think that cigarettes are rather disgusting (yet another soapbox), but why do you have to toss the leftover butt out of your car. Doesn’t your car have an ashtray? When I was in the military, they would have the smokers “field strip” their cigarettes, which meant they would pull apart the cigarette and let the leftover tobacco fall to the ground and put the filter and paper in their pockets. I remembered once in a Sears parking lot someone was “cleaning” out their car, which meant that they were dumping the contents of their ashtray and back seat into the parking lot. I watched this asshat dump his entire ashtray into the middle of an empty parking spot, what a jerk!

My favorite is, dare I say it again when you park at Walmart and you see a pile of butts from some clown’s ashtray on the ground. So let me get this straight. You will smoke them, toss the butts into your ashtray because you do not want to litter, and then empty that ashtray in a parking lot. Ok, that makes no sense to me, but I am not a smoker.

How about those jokers that will “forget” to secure the load of garbage that they are taking to the dump? I drive past one of the convenience centers in Spotsylvania nearly every day and you can tell without a doubt when a weekend has just passed. The roads leading to the dump are littered with debris down both sides and in the median. It is disturbing to know that these inconsiderate asshats are getting away with this. I watched one comedian drive down the road losing just about everything he had in the bed of his truck. I guess it was easy to unload when he arrived at one of the dumpsters.

I hate litter and I think we as a society should do something about it. It is very simple, it’s called a trash can. Enough said.

Mia Haresonfyre

By Mia Haresonfyre

Greetings Earth People, I'm Mia and Joe is allowing me to post on his blog as a guest blogger, I sure hope he knows what he is in for. I wanted to post about some of my pet peeves and he told me that he already has a guest blogger for that section, so I'm going to post about etiquette. Now this isn't some stuffy how-to have a dinner party BS with a half dozen different forks, this is more along the lines of don't be an asshat type of etiquette. The dictionary describes etiquette as "the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group.". I define it as, don't be that asshat that everyone hates.

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