I have relatives that smoke, I have friends that smoke but, let me tell you..NOTHING pisses me off more than someone throwing their cigarette on the floor when they finish it. The cigarette is most likely, still lit – and smoke is in the air and it’s dangerous if it catches fire on a piece of paper or garbage. Today was the last straw. I don’t know what I’m going to do but as a Mother I am FURIOUS. Today- when walking by a Car sales shop, I noticed a guy smoking – I notice a lot of people smoking but I never really pay mind to it – but today was different. I noticed him not paying attention to the small side walk space that I had to pass with my kids and he would have to move or I would be in the street / danger area with the kids.. I noticed him look right at me, take one last drag of his cigarette – throw it and go back inside. NOW I have all the space I need, but..get this. I ALWAYS step on lit cigarettes when I spot them and I literally couldn’t find this one until I notice my daughter (strapped in the stroller) fidgeting and looking at her side saying “ouch..” yes, you guessed right, there was a lit cigarette in her stroller!!!!! Right on the side of her. I almost cried but the rage took me inside of the car shop screaming my head off on WHY you should put the cigarette OUT before throwing it. The man was extremely worried about my daughter and this incident could have been so much worse. Luckily I caught it in time and my child was AWAKE and not asleep at the moment. Luckily, I noticed the cigarette wasn’t on the ground. Luckily, this situation was controlled and not tragic. My daughter had a small red mark on her hand THANKFULLY that was all. I really hope and pray this man and others can pay attention to all of their surroundings and put the cigarette out before throwing it!!
“The importance may not seem significant now, but when something like this happens to you – it will mean everything.”