A Buttupine?

Around a corner from a door at YZF. I’ve passed this spot many times without before noticing.

I am not a smoker, but I couldn’t resist a picture of this bristling butt disposal depot. Ugh. While I can’t imagine standing out in this cold for a puff – and I totally get why no one has bothered to clean this thing – I guess any proverbial butt in a storm will do!

Happy Sunday.

14 thoughts on “A Buttupine?”

  1. I smoked for about thirty years, and the smell of burning tobacco never bothered me that much. Ashtrays, on the other hand, were always super gross. Yeah, that is just plain ugly. No artistic merit whatsoever.

    1. I agree. Ashtrays always stink much more than tobacco smoke, but none of it is pleasant! I didn’t post the photo with art in mind; I find it funny and sad at the same time. Sad that people would be driven to smoke in -40C and funny to see that snowy Brillo pad with all the butts sticking out. Yikes.

    1. Hahaha. 🙂 No smello-vision yet! I hope I didn’t turn you off too badly. As I said to Kenny, I find this funny and sad at the same time. Why anyone would stand outside in -40C for a puff is beyond me.

        1. An excellent point. Today I saw a small group of mandate protesters draped in flags (an offense to me as a veteran). One of them held a sign saying “my body, my choice.” They stubbornly refuse to get that they are making choices for others, too. And if they don’t get their way, they accuse everyone of lying. Trudeau lies. Bonnie Henry lies. Teresa Tam lies. The hypocrisy is that they lie. End of rant.

    1. Oh yes, definitely. For some reason there are a lot more smokers in the north and lots of big outdoor ashtrays. Frankly though, I just can’t see standing in a -40C wind for a puff. And yes, that’s me. 🙂

  2. Now that is art! Maybe disgusting art, but art nonetheless!

    And it reminds me of when my state banned smoking in public places on New Years Day 2008…. which happened to be one of the coldest days that year! Didn’t stop anyone from puffing in the cold….

    1. Definitely disgusting! And no, the cold doesn’t deter the hard core puffers. If you can tolerate going out in -40C (-40F) for a smoke, you won’t give up easily!

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