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The World Is Not Your Ashtray

My biggest pet peeve....people who throw their cigarette butts on the ground. I am a beach bum. I spend most of my free time at the beach. If I'm not at the beach, I'm usually outdoors, hiking, jogging, or biking. There's nothing that ****** me off more than finding trash on the ground. I happen to live in Hawaii, yeah paradise. People save up their entire lives to vacation here. The cost of living here is insane. But it's all worth it, to be in paradise. Well, how da hell can Hawaii remain a paradise when all these tourist come to our beautiful sandy beaches, smoke their cigarettes, and then throw them on the ground? In Hawaii, the people believe in showing respect...to each other, and to nature. We respect the land, the ocean, the sky. We know it gives us life and we need to take care of it. We did a recent beach cleanup the other month. A group of 8 people picked up cigarette butts from the parking lot area. After 2 hours, there were still cigarettes on the ground. Damn people, if you must smoke, use an ashtray.
ryboy50 ryboy50 22-25, M 7 Responses Jul 19, 2011

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If there's an ash tray there I'll use it always.

And if not? Just asking...

Drop it, theres nothing else to do. If there's a bin I'll use that, but even bins seem to be disappearing nowadays. This is the cause of littering - how can people use a bin if there's not one there. There used to be 5 on our local high street, now there's 2...

Yeah, I'm with you on that one. Just as I dislike people who throw their empty beer/coke/sprite cans out of their car window, to land on the side of the road. Disgusting.

Yeah....like it just disappears into thin air. I don't get it at all!

It must be really annoying to have the beauty of a place marred by carelessness and lazyness....

Annoying is putting it lightly. But yes, it doesn't quite make sense that anyone would want to ruin the paradise that we have here. People just have no idea what harm a little piece of rubbish or one little cigarette butt can do. It's just plain ignorance.

If everybody their their part, the world would be a much better place. Thank you Kimmy, for taking care of all living things! You truly are a treasure!

I hate smoking in general. I almost went to college in Hawaii. I kind of wish i did now. I would love to be in paradise right now

Well, it's not too late...you can transfer?

nah im already set up at my community college sadly :( but i can always go next year or the year after maybe :) I was going to attend chamanade college

At my college campus people through ciggs three steps from an ashtray. Even when I smoked I didn't do nonsense like that. I'm glad I quit smoking.

Yeah, that's the worse, when they actually have a safe place to put it. Congrats on quitting!!!

thanks! I feel good about it. Too young to be running out of energy haha

AMEN!!!!

Hallelujah...I'm not alone!