Saturday, 9 February 2008

I get really angry with people who throw their cigarettes down in the street and I'm really glad to see that Belfast City Council now employs a number of litter wardens. Having said that, I think someone needs to ensure that cigarette bins, like this one behind Marks & Spencer, are emptied from time to time...

4 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Hear, Hear! Litter is litter no matter what.

MLL said...

Totally agree with you Blueboat.
Since 1rst january 2008, cigarettes are banned in public areas, even in cafés...the medias are often talking about that. Some cafés have got their own "veranda" now. And we can see a lot of butts on the pavement outside shops for example, this is disgusting. They still don't know who has got to buy (and will have to empty) ashtrays.
Having said that, I must say I feel a bit sad for those cafés of little villages, they were the "heart" of the village where all people gathered and they are now empty.

dr. adder said...

... it probably only took about 30 seconds for a couple of chain smokers to fill that receptacle (c:

... and don't get me started on chewing gum!!!

blueboat said...

Glad you agree Chuck!

Mll - I haven't been to France since the smoking ban commenced, and I'm looking forward to being able to eat without the whiff of cigarettes at the next table, but I agree with you - neighbourhood cafes just won't be the same.

Dr A, you're probably right-that bin is usually surrounded by M&S staff, all furiously smoking before they have to go back to work. And yes, chewing gum on the pavement is an abomination, tho, to my mind the worst of all is spitting. Eurgh.