Saturday, October 29, 2011

What price Celebrations?

The last thing you expect at midnight is for someone to set-off a fire-cracker with an ear-shattering bang right under your window. And yet, that is exactly what happened last night. And if that wasn’t bad enough, a second cracker with an equally loud bang was set off just as we were about to drop back to sleep.

It wasn’t that the people doing it didn’t know it was illegal- they just couldn’t care. After all, which of their neighbours would do something as un-neighbourly as summon the police?

What is the purpose of celebrations, if they inconvenience others so?

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Margot Kinberg said...

Natasha - A very good point! We have to live around others; if we don't take them into consideration, the consequences could be far worse than just rude awakenings. What if those fireworks had hurt someone!?

dipali said...

I like the thought of a community firework display, with all the fun and none of the dangers. I guess we are still very individualistic in 'des'.

Chuck said...

What could they possibly be celebrating??

SueAnn said...

Oh dear! How rude! Fireworks and such are fun but only in the right context!!


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