Post by Lancashire Lass on Nov 8, 2020 16:33:06 GMT
I live in a village where we have a Facebook group. Some residents have forward posted about having fireworks going off at a certain time. Very thoughtful of them and considerate. We had cats who used to get very upset by the noise but I’d always keep them in at this time of year. Today our Facebook page had to have comments removed due to the nasty things that were being said. One said, I hope you get a firework in your eye. I honestly do not understand how people can comment such nastiness to a fellow villager. No hope for world peace if you can’t have peace in a small village!
Oh dear, what a shame. It was quite public-spirited to give a warning about when they were going to be letting off their fireworks, it would have been much more polite for the objectors to point out why they were not enthusiastic about it (ie upsetting their pets/scaring children etc - which I do have great sympathy for). As we've discussed on other threads, I am no fan of Facebook/social media .... it's so easy to be horrible or critical on it in a way few would do face-to-face, perhaps this is another example of that (although presumably they were identifiable?). I doubt they'd have gone up to them in the local pub and said something so unpleasant. Personally, I think all fireworks should be banned for home-use, they should only be available for organised (safe) displays ... although obviously this year that would have been impossible!