The World Isn’t Your Ashtray

April 16, 2016

 

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I know some good people who smoke. I know more good people who smoked and died younger than necessary due to smoking-related issues. Fortunately, fewer people smoke every day. If you still smoke, I hope you quit. If you don’t quit, I won’t judge you. However, if you do smoke, and you flick your nasty butts out the window of your car, anywhere, but especially on the highway where they go flying towards the car behind you, but you don’t give a shit because it’s just a little insignificant piece of paper in your mind, one you’ve sucked on for years and years, making your lungs amost as black as your heart — as your soul — you know who you are, you think it’s fine for you to litter because you’re somehow better, you deserve to toss your cigs out for someone else to clean up because you worked hard today dammit, you’re more stressed out than anyone else could possibly comprehend so to hell with worrying about a little cigarette filter that gets tossed out multiple times a day, every single day of the damn year… If you throw your cigarette butts out the window of your car, I won’t only judge you, I will hunt you down. And sometime, when you least expect it, in the middle of a moonless night, in the silence of slumber, except for your annoying coughing and wheezing, I will find you. Because guess what pal — the world isn’t your ashtray.

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2 Responses to “The World Isn’t Your Ashtray”

  1. facetfully Says:

    Growing up with two smokers, I hate it too! I guess I avoid walking along busy roads, but really HATE it (and I try not to hate things) when I see butts on the trails! Thought-provoking post!


  2. […] there is a post I read recently that made me think similar thoughts, The World Isn’t Your Ashtray, which brought about similar thoughts for me. I know people don’t want to smell up their cars […]


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