washing an ashtray?

March 5th, 2007

What on Earth is the point of that??? Isn't it all about making it as disgusting as possible? I really don't see how you could make it much worse, maybe you could collect dirt in there, and dead insects. "Look, it's my dirt collection."

Do smokers actually see it any different? "Oh my god, what a beautiful clean ashtray, let me foul it up immediately." Or "what a disgusting ashtray, let me use it right now."

It doesn't really add up, because if you're concerned about keeping your house nice and clean, then the polluted air from smoking and consequently the residue of ashes mixing with the air makes it so disgusting that your house is never clean. It's like shoveling snow while it's actually snowing, completely pointless.

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4 Responses to "washing an ashtray?"

  1. ash says:

    This is one of the reasons that I hate dusting - it seems so futile. It doesn't matter how often you do it, we're constantly making dust. And all it takes is a thin layer for something to qualify as 'dusty'.

  2. erik says:

    Flatmates of mine used to smoke. When they finished a cigarette I would start cleaning up the table: putting the empty glasses in the sink, throwing empty bags of chips in the trash etc and on occasion I would just throw the ashtray in the trash too. Always good for a stunned face

  3. numerodix says:

    ash: I don't dust for the same reason.

    erik: That's fantastic. :D

  4. Graham says:

    You flush the toilet and brush your teeth, don't you? By the same logic, aren't these things equally futile?