Everyday waiting for the bus or the S-Bahn I witness one of the most intriguing phenomena: the careless-flipping-away-of-cigarette-buds.
In most smokers minds’ cigarette buds do not seem to be classified as litter. No, I do not hate smokers, I just do not understand this part of their actions (and yes, I do feel a bit offended by it). Has it ever occurred to you that cigarette buds are litter and belong into a bin or ashtray and not on the public floor?
It is not as if the person looks around for a rubbish bin, then cannot find one or thinks it’s too far to walk to, and then decides to rather drop it on the floor. It seems to be a totally unconscious act. Maybe somebody can explain this to me? It is a mystery to me. I assume, you do not just drop the buds on your floor at home – or do you?
I salute the few smokers who carry a portable ashtray and use it to store their ash and buds or those who are conscious enough to make use of public rubbish bins.
As I found this so intriguing, I thought I have a bit of my own fun:
Hi, hi – what a fun idea – hope it was noticed! Do you always walk around with a big chalk in your handbag? I tend to have chalk in the car – great entertainment for the kids at playground, dog park etc 🙂
Yes, it was fun, and it was noticed (somebody rearranged the buds a short while after i made the drawings). i walked around with the chalk for some time to do this 😉 Guess it is almost as much entertainment for grown-up kids like me, as for small ones – but i am sure they are more free in using it and playing than we are.