Everyday hordes of office workers gather around the bin to smoke. Some will lean against the wall of the building and some will stand in the middle of the pavement. Whatever it is, I have to walk through a tunnel of smoke almost daily to get to/from the office.
The mess left behind by the smoker were atrocious. They not only dumped the butts everywhere, they used whatever objects they can get like the biscuit tin, drink cans and disposable cups, they left everything behind creating a big mess. And surprisingly, the mess was not cleaned up until several days later.
Well the story didn’t end there. Another few days later, a new dustbin appeared.
And I got this email from them:
“Dear Mr Koh
I refer to your feedback on the above subject.
2. The area where the litter bin was located is not a smoking prohibited area. To alleviate the problem, we have tried removing the litter bin. However, this was not feasible as we have assessed a need for a litter bin to be placed there.”
And that is their way of saying, we gave up. We can’t beat the smokers so we going to let them smoke. Too bad for you!
Me. I gave up!