I don't have a problem that U.S. Open winner Angel Cabrera smokes. I don't even care that they showed him smoking on national television.
What I do care about is him tossing away his cigarette butts on the golf course--or anywhere else besides an ashtray or other appropriate receptacle.
But my issue with littering in general isn't anything new. Three years ago, Scarlett Johanssen broke my heart and my girl crush on her over some fast food trash.
I've been stewing about the Cabrera thing since I read it on The Fanhouse the other day, but I hadn't been inspired enough to post even though a lit cigarette on a golf course is what charred my favorite park last month.
Then tonight, I watched the premiere of "Heartland." The Treat Williams character pulled out a cigarette and his daughter called him out on it, something about treating people with lung cancer. So he thought better of it. Then he tossed the cigarette out of his car window into the street!
I was completely turned off and wrote the show off in that moment. TNT's audience services will be hearing from me
What's worse is that I see this every day on my 6-mile, 30-minute drive to work. Endless numbers of people who think that the streets of Los Angeles are they're personal ashtray. Do you know many smokers there are in LA? and how much time they spend in their cars? Any idea how many butts that adds up to?
Are cigarette butts trash?
Of course they're trash! And to litter them anywhere is positively rude, ugly and bad for the environment. And when they're lit, they're also unsafe.
Like, duh. I just have zero tolerance for it.
If you're random person who got cursed out by a crazy blonde in the car next to you, that might have been me. If only the City of Los Angeles would give me a citation book, I'd be passing out $1,000 fines on the regular to help the city pay for all the asses it has to clean up after.