Originally Posted by "3AndMe"
... all they want to do is fine him for "littering". He didn't even litter. The cigarette was in his car the whole time...
now THAT is fucking funny. Very astute observation, man!
People here do that crap all the time too and last year there was $30 million spent putting out the resulting forest fire in one incident. The community has all rallied around the guy who did it, saying 'oh, it's okay, he's learned his lesson". BS! Forest fire fighters getting injured on the job won't likely see it that way. I have friends working in forestry and seeing some of the dwindling forests go up in smoke is a bit of a sore point with me. In the summertime seeing municipal fire crews putting out grass fires on the highway medians is a common sight.
Maybe this guy was in the city so no potential for forest fire, but still people's out-of-sight, out-of-mind attitude is getting pretty damn annoying.
While the chances are slim, having some doorknobs butt come in your window while driving could cause the same fire or a similar nasty accident kind of situation. The car's ashtray is within easy reach for a reason. What's the matter, the ten seconds it would take to dump it out at a gas station gonna fuck up someone's whole day's schedule?
USE THE GODDAMN ASHTRAY!!
Also, while we're here. Is it just me or does anyone else notice that the vast majority of litter on the street, sidewalk, parks, etc is from fast food joints? Particularly from McDonalds, from what I've seen. Whassup with that? Lazy, lazy, stupid people.