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Am I the only one who gets hacked off with fireworks?

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by ukglyn, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. shauny

    shauny Top Poster

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    dont tell em your name pike!:D
     
  2. ukglyn

    ukglyn Very Active

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    Yerp, I would agree with that comment. :up:
     
  3. Paddler

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    As kids we used to make our own... sodium chlorate and sugar. I put a biscuit tin full of it in the fire once. My mate and me stood back... then my bloody dad started throwing the garden rubbish on... "Errr dad can you come away a bit ..." ... What have you put in it , bottle of petrol?

    With that there was a burning brilliant orange burst of hissing flame and a distinct mushroom cloud. My dad was thankfully unhurt but the fire was ....gone!

    I now dislike fireworks, just because of the distress to animals..
     
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  4. mikeyhall1

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    Here's my baby, bless her. Not Liking it at all. I hope she's better with burglars!
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  5. madpastie

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    i must admit, i like my fire works, but i only do them on firework night, oh and my dog loves them too :)
     
  6. Burden666

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    I used to like fireworks but 7 years in Southend kinda killed them for me...
    They started with a huge display at the torchlight carnival and then every weekend til Nov 5th..
    Private individuals kept them going most nights til new years eve.. very boring after a while..

    Like most things now, I like the idea of fireworks but the reality doesn't match it.
     
  7. krugerandsmith

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    Agreed ....... aerial bombs at 23 00 hrs some people are barmy.
     
  8. RedKen

    RedKen Me head's a shed.

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    Personally I hate the b*****s, but accept that some people really enjoy them. They should be restricted to organised displays for my money. We certainly shouldn't let any cockwomble walk into a shop and buy them over the counter. If we only had to suffer them on a bonfire night it wouldn't be bad, but round here, we'll be getting it every night right up until the new year. The abject waste of money also makes my tits ache. Those spending loads on them will be grumbling that they haven't got enough to live on in the next breath.
     
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    Plus one, ...as said by others it is the distress it causes to dogs (and Cats & other animals too for that matter) which really puts me off fireworks being used.

    As a kid and young adult I used to enjoy them a lot but would definitely like to see tighter controls on the use of them as suggested by RagnarHairyBreeks. No flippin' need for them to be going off for weeks at a time in the lead up to "Bonfire night/5th Nov" or consequently after the 5th either. :down:



    Oh and just to add before anyone pipes up oh it doesn't do the dogs any harm, blah blah blah, ....one year where we used to live a neighbour of ours had his dog chew through an electrical cable due to stress/anxiety/fear whilst all the fireworks were going off continuously.
    Pet owners do plan to look after their animals on the weekend of or night of the 5th of November but protecting them is hard to do when fireworks are being used "willy-nilly" all the bl**dy time.
     
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    It's important to take care of your pets, I told my ole bitch to do the shopping online next year :D

    Ray
     
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    Historic Firework PTSD......Get a bloody grip, I've not read such Censored in a long while!
     
  12. wizwozuk

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    It was a tongue in cheek reference to the historic claims against members of parliament that is topical at the moment... That's all it was...
     
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    Bit late now I know. If fireworks are expected serve your dog a good meal of his fave meat and plenty of pasta. It worked on my dear old Bert. On New Year's Eve 1999 Bert and I got some dog choc drops in and we started having a game of find the choc drop when the fireworks started by half midnight he'd learnt to roll over and woof for a choky drop..

    ....dear old Bert :)
     
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    There needs to be legislation against the sale of these things now - some of them genuinely sound like an explosion rather than a firework - my dog is utterly terrified and the trouble is it isn't just Bonfire night now, its Diwali, Eid, Bonfire night, Christmas, new years eve, the list gets longer every year....
     
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    The dogs boarding with me where ok but we did hear a few distant ones. I think there should be a watershed and only a couple of nights by law.. Or stop selling to the public completley
     

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