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Post Posted: Feb 11, 2017 9:05 pm 
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As I was out walking today, I picked up SIX discarded cigarette butts in less than a half mile. Most had come to rest amid dry grasses and needles on the side of the road.

It's hard to imagine people that actually live here would be so careless, especially with the winds we have been having lately!

As I continued walking, a neighbor came racing up the road, and the occupants tossed a lit cigarette on the road that bounced right into the dry grass on another neighbor's property.:/

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After 10 years of never seeing a cigarette butt, and there are lots of homes in my area, this year I have seen several along the road and in the park by the lake. What is wrong with people? Ignorant? No common sense? Just don't care? Whatever, people please don't toss your butts outside. It's trashing the beauty of the area and also might start a fire. Sorry to preach, but dang! :(


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Unfortunately, you can plead and legislate all you want, but people aren't going to listen. They don't care. They're going to keep tossing their butts outside, they're going to keep driving drunk, they're going to keep running stop signs, etc., etc. I don't like it either.


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The problem of cigarette butts out the window is likely getting worse because very few if any new cars have ashtrays. Given a choice between eating the butt versus throwing it out the window, many people will throw it out the window.


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Butt can in the car. Or eat it. Whatever, but keep it inside!!! Likely a useless argument.

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I might venture to say the grass fire this past week on 285 by Granzella might have been started by a butt thrown out the window. I can't confirm though.

It's like the lovely people in Friendship Ranch that are so nice by throwing out those tiny little plastic liquor bottles all over the road. I can't believe how little respect some people have! The world is one big trash can to them. Then there are the lovely people who stop at a stop sign and empty out their ash tray!
At least I can pick up the little bottles and recycle them and they don't start fires.


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I might venture to say the grass fire this past week on 285 by Granzella might have been started by a butt thrown out the window. I can't confirm though.

Whenever I see a story about a fire in the vicinity of a road, that is the very first thought that comes to my mind.

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I'm not one for adding MORE signs to roads, but perhaps a few warning of butts out the window would help. And maybe a fine if caught. Just an idea.


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For three bucks you can buy an ashtray that puts butts out in seconds and fits in a drink holder.

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I could sell you one even cheaper, also fits in a drink holder. It's called a Coke can, quarter full of water. ;)
You should buy a brand of soft drink you don't like so you won't accidentally try to take a drink :yikes:
You may, but don't have to tell your carpool buddies that it's a buttcan. They'll probably notice before the first sip, certainly by the second sip. :rof laughing:


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I've done that but a good bump can lead to a helluvamess.

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Field stripping is also an unknown
Concept, I guess.

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