Post by rumpelstiltskin
Somebody on the news yesterday mentioned people
throwing live cigarette butts out of their cars, and that
may well be how some of those fires get started ISTM.
The first time I went to California was in 1977 or 8. A girl I worked
with and I went to a convention, but stayed a week or more longer than
that. We rented a car and drove to as many places as we could in the
time allotted. We were surprised at the signs along the road in
Beverly Hills about throwing out cigarettes. In most of the motels
where we stayed, there were signs in the bathroom instructing us to
turn off the water while we brushed our teeth. These things seemed so
alien to us because I don't think there's even been a water shortage
in Virginia and it's just not something we think about.