Tossing butts in the street


So what happens when you write about the economic meltdown and the total lack of leadership in Washington DC but lead with an anecdote about flipping a cigarette butt into the street?

People latch onto the anecdote.

I’ve been called a “slob.” I’ve been accused of using the SGV as my “toilet.”  I’ve been admonished in a letter to the publisher. My fellow smokers have wagged their fingers.

It has been suggested I take a tour of the sewer system just to see that butts float to the sea.

OK. I get it. Thanks for the suggestions.

If you’ve got more suggestions (or cigarettes) pass ’em my way.


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7 thoughts on “Tossing butts in the street

  1. I can tolerate smokers but litter bugs are beyond the pale.

    Though you do look really cool in the photo, I can see why you smoke.

  2. Dude! Didja ever think maybe the cig think was the only thing worth commenting about? Not everything you write is solid gold. Oh the arrogance!!!

  3. If cities provided public ashtrays like they do trash cans there’d be far fewer butts in the streets. If we smokers dispose of our butts in trash cans it would start fires.

  4. Hey any publicity is good publicity.
    Those that didn’t get the joke probably need to lighten up, with the aid of psychopharmaceuticals if needed.

  5. We were appalled that you threw your cig. butt in the street. What were you thinking? Well it’s obvious you weren’t. Shame on you.

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