I really hate to make this leap, but I’m going to: smokers are not clean. And they litter. Obviously I’m not a smoker. But this isn’t just because I don’t like smokers; this is years of observation.
For example, I worked a wedding the other night, and there were quite a few smokers. When everyone left and I went to clean up outside, there were cigarette butts everywhere (despite the fact that there were ashtrays dispersed outside), empty cigarette boxes on the ground…. What makes smokers think that I want to touch either end of their dirty cigarette? What is so difficult about putting a butt in an ashtray?
My fiance and I are getting married next June at a private home in a garden. I would like to tell people that they can’t smoke at all, because I know that someone, someone, will leave a cigarette butt in a place other than is designated, thereby littering a lovely garden.
But perhaps anyone who does this should be put in the stocks?