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Midnitesun
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"They thought they had flipped their butts safely onto cement, but smelled smoke about 20 minutes after going back into the house."

This, from our local paper yesterday: two teens smoked outside, under their carport. They flipped the cigarette butts out (safely onto the concrete they thought) then went back inside. POOF, in minutes, their carport and boat, plus part of the neighbors home went up in smoke.
And while this may read funny as it was printed, it's one of my main concerns with my neighbors, who smoke and then flip their butts all over the place, sometimes in the dirt, sometimes in a container, sometimes...next to the dried remains of plants next to 'the communal porch' that are dying from intense sunlight and neglect.

GRRRRR...ranting here, and wondering if I should start flipping careless smokers butts...literally...onto the concrete
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What do you expect
From buttheads?
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lol, that's what I often call them...and I used to be one of them
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I used to be one too...now I can't stand to be around cigarettes. I agree....maybe we should do some "butt" kickin'.
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4 posted 08-06-2005 07:58 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I am one of the "buttheads" John referred to. And I confess, even after my rant about "stinking" that I stink too. Mostly my purse tho. Why?

'cause I carry around a portable ashtray. (Courtesy of Benson & Hedges)

It's a metal box, with a flip up cigarette rest.

Even if it wasn't on fire, I wouldn't toss a filter. That is littering.
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portable ashtrays...hmmm,
Karen, you really ARE one in a million
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Kacy? I have to confess, my motivation wasn't entirely selfless. Not only am I a chronic smoker, I am a chronic BAREFOOTER, and after having my feet burnt on smoldering butts once too often, I swore I wouldn't be the offendor.

? Hardly.

But um, a tip for other buttheads, although I'm not sure if you can still get those little portable ashtrays, those Altoid tins are just as dandy!

And Kacy? I love ya gal! You keep fighting the good fight!
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Titus or Ringo will be along soon, I'm sure, to explain to you ladies why field stripping won't necessarily get you arrested for indecency. (I had to add "necessarily" when I noticed Karen was listening in . . .)


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*chuckle*

I didn't know the term for it, but I knew of the practice and yep, I've done that before too. Mostly cause it gives me something to do inbetween cigs.

(I've got it bad, I do. )
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9 posted 08-06-2005 10:18 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

lol, I heard that term once before, Ron
but I'd love to hear more about it IN DETAIL
from one of you guys
I also remember my stepdad saying 'never be number three on a match' and when he explained that one to me, I knew I didn't want to chance being ANY number on a match.  

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (08-06-2005 11:20 PM).]

 
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