Skip to content Skip to main navigation


Excellence in Public Sector consulting

What do we have to do ?

By Maelinar - 17 August 2008 43

I cannot believe some people.

I have witnessed this on a number of occasions recently on the roads, but the trend of biffing your half smoked ticket to lung cancer ouf of the car window is definetly back in fashion.

Is it because people think that its too cold for a fire to catch ?

Are people just getting lazy after a heitened sense of awareness post 2003 ?

Is it because I live in the new bogan capital of Canberra, Holt ?

What needs to be done to get the message through that every vehicle nowadays has a perfectly serviceable ashtray installed and it would be much more preferable if they used it instead of flicking their still alighted rubbish out the window ?

What’s Your opinion?

Please login to post your comments, or connect with
43 Responses to
What do we have to do ?
Showing only Website comments
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
minime2 11:59 pm 18 Aug 08

#12 Eyebalss…. I laughed and almost snotted out the nose when i read that line about “population litter” …. worth coming on the -ACT. And Charnwood-v-Holt … you know how to tell the difference between a teenage boy and girl from Charny? The girl has a higher sperm count. I wonder if this will get past Johngirl?

Mr Waffle 11:09 pm 18 Aug 08

I think some ACT government departments are trying to ban taking smoke breaks altogether in the public service, as of next year… not sure of the details though. Can’t stand the amount of cigarette butts lying around the smoking area at work that doubles as the only outdoor seating area…

As for smoking in your car, I saw a woman smoking in her newish Porsche 911 last week. Must be nice not to have to worry about resale!

Felix the Cat 9:18 pm 18 Aug 08

My workplace has a non-smoking policy where according to the printed regulation pinned on the noticeboard there is no-smoking required on the premises by employees yet next to the front door there is an industrial sized ashtray half full of butts (and dozens on the ground next to it dropped there by people too lazy/stupid/unco to get the but in the bin. Then there is the issue of all the productivity/time lost by the smokers and why non-smokers aren’t paid more because they do more work and have less sickies.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved. | |

Search across the site