Hello friends....Yes, I finally did something I have wanted to do for at least 40 years. No..not quit smoking, I never could afford to buy cigarettes as a young girl and as I got older I could never justify the cost of that habit.
What I did do was this..
I was coming out of my local grocery store over the weekend and as I was crossing the walkway, I looked to my left and there she was.
A stately looking and brand new black BMW. As I got closer, the driver side window of the BMW began to roll down. For a minute I thought she was going to wave hello or something friendly like that.
But nooooooooooo...an elegant hand emerged from the window and at it's fingertips was a cigarette but.
Yup...you guessed it, she flicked that butt onto the road...THE ROAD!!!
I cannot tell you what a pet peeve this is of mine..makes my blood boil.
Lady, you must know that you have one of these handy little things in front of your shifter...it's called an ASHTRAY! You just gently push on that long panel and like magic an ashtray appears.
So time stood still for a moment and I decided to do what I have thought of doing for so long....I gingerly picked up the butt and went up to the BMW and said....
"Excuse me, but you seemed to have accidentally dropped something and I thought you might want it back."
and I handed her her cigarette butt.
Did you guys know I was a (*^$^&@#$!(*&%^$#*&($%%#$:)..etc..etc
Me neither...my mother never told me and you guys have never mentioned it.
As you can tell, I'm not a smoker and this is by no means a condemnation of those who choose to smoke. It is just a plea to folks not to litter this beautiful planet we are so very lucky to call home. One little butt may seem like such a small thing, but all those small things add up to major littering problems.
So please lady in the BMW......
Ok...I'll get off my bandwagon now.
Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
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