The number of cigarettes dumped on private and public property near this bus stop frustrates letter-writer Madelon Keij. (Contributed photo)

The number of cigarettes dumped on private and public property near this bus stop frustrates letter-writer Madelon Keij. (Contributed photo)

LETTERS: Messages received but unheeded

Editor: While once again cleaning the embankment, I found some 14 discarded cigarettes there.

Editor:

While once again cleaning the embankment outside my fenced property on 16 Avenue, I not only picked up glass, plastic bottles, dog poop bags, Kleenex tissue, vodka and whisky bottles and a host of other unmentionables tossed into the large berm that contains pine trees, shrubs, plants, pine cones and numerous pine needles, but also found some 14 discarded cigarettes there.

Cleaning up the small area of the bus-stop bench, I found another 17, as well as seven more discarded butts on my driveway!

A few months ago, the city graciously acquiesced to my request to place a large waste bin right next to this bench, and I am not just annoyed but livid about smokers tossing their dangerous and filthy butts onto private and public property.

I cannot imagine that there are such ignorant, pea-brained idiots here in South Surrey who fail to understand what fire hazards these butts and their own capricious behavior represent.

I believed that probably every single sane adult/teenager was aware of B.C.’s continued and utterly devastating wild fires, and yet some of you choose to endanger the environment even more with your brainless smoking and littering habits.

Honestly, I hope you choke on your smokes!

Madelon Keij, Surrey