The smoker obviously didn't care about the toxic substance getting in his or her lungs or the lungs of his or her fellow passengers while smoking it. Why care once the burning is complete?
Hard to say, but having been a smoker, I'm going to assume it was related to the crippling physical addiction. We can argue about if falling prey to an addiction of some sort is a character flaw or not, but assuming it's really idiotic to try an ascribe some self righteous moral judgement to the in the moment action of an addict.
Regardless of why they feel the need to smoke, they should be able to properly dispose of their butts.
I'm going to go ahead and assume you never smoked or at least not enough to form a habit. I'm assuming that because it's the only possible way I can imagine anyone being so mind numbingly blind to such obvious factors. I'm glad the marketing campaign worked and you see smoking as "uncool".
Beyond a few times here and there, never. I don't care if they smoke, or smoke around me. I don't have a problem going to a bar and coming home with my clothes smelling of stale smoke. Ok, I don't like waking up hung over, having not removed the previous nights' shirt and smelling stale smoke that early, but I don't blame the smokers for that. But they can at least clean up after themselves.
Try to imagine yourself making the same post about someone with stomach cancer who became addicted to morphine and is having trouble stopping after beating the disease.
If they were throwing their
empty pill bottles
needles on the streets or parking lots? Maybe. Edited, Jul 2nd 2012 10:06pm by TirithRR