Brace yourselves for a rant.
I have lost count of the number of smokers I’ve seen on our roads, who toss their burning cigarette butts out of the window. They seem to have absolutely no sense of what is appropriate behaviour and what isn’t.
I get particularly cross at them when they do it during a heat wave, when the grass on the side of the road is tinder dry, and just waiting for a spark to start a veldfire.
When I see it happening in front of me, and when I’m fast enough, I HOOT! And flash my lights to signal that I’ve MOST EMPHATICALLY SEEN what they’ve just done, and that it’s WRONG!
Like this arsehole (apologies, but he fully deserves the appellation) who was driving in front of us down Alexandra Avenue past the Vincent Pallotti hospital and on the way to Oude Molen Eco-Village.
I had my eye on him for a few moments already, because I could see that telltale trail of smoke lazily winding out through the window on the driver’s side.
And then, while I was watching, he leisurely reached his right hand out the window, and flicked the burning cigarette butt into the street.
I WISH I had been fast enough with my camera. It took me a moment to lift, aim and shoot.
Also, as Richard was driving, and I know he doesn’t like me to reach across and hoot at morons on his behalf, I didn’t even get to hoot or flash the lights. But I DID point my finger, wishing fervently that it was a WAND, and that I could send a little zap of unwelcome electricity into his brain!
Thank goodness, we’ve had a lot of rain lately, so there’s little risk of fire.
THE WORLD IS NOT YOUR ASHTRAY, YOU SELFISH GIT!!!