Sunday, July 02, 2006

Of Fireworks and Being Considerate

What makes a person think it's okay to shoot off fireworks in a (normally) quiet neighborhood at 11:30 p.m.?

Seriously, I don't care that it was Saturday night. I don't care the the freaking Fourth of July is THREE DAYS AWAY. I don't care that you have money to burn. I don't care that it doesn't bother you to keep your two-year-old and five-year-old up until midnight. If you had a piece of property away from those of us who actually sleep when it's dark and wake when it's light, I wouldn't care about anything at all.


Our new, rich neighbors (the designation given by my husband, since these folks recently bought the very nicest house on our street and own two others, to boot -- one in Florida and two here in NH) decided that last night was a good night to blow off fireworks for half an hour - 11:30 til midnight.

My dog was a wreck, I was awake and -- even if I'd been able to sleep through the noise -- my DH was grumbling loudly every time there was a boom. Don't know why he was so blasted upset - he sleeps in. Not so me.

My DD woke me at 4 a.m. to ask if she could turn on her fan. Could I get back to sleep after that? Uh. No. And, believe me, I tried. But shortly thereafter, the sun rises, the birds awaken (LOUDLY) and my night is over.


I swear, I'm killing this family off in my next book. Kids and all, because their boy threw rocks at my dogs, and I have yet to forgive him for that. Maybe I'll let the baby girl live... Hmmm... There could be a horrible fire that starts with sparks from badly placed fireworks land on their house and....

mumble, mumble, mumble


Ceri said...

We have neighbors on the other side of the river like that. I'm sure from tonite on forward they'll start. Its not just a one night event for them. Grrr...

Of course for me last night it was all about my cat ripping around the house like her tail was on fire. She was a spaz!!!

Hope you have a great day!

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Tori Lennox said...

We had neighbors like that (except for the rich part) before we moved. They thought nothing of standing outside talking at 2 or 3 in the morning. This wouldn't be such a pain except their driveway was like FIVE FEET from my bedroom window.

Someone down the street here was shooting off fireworks last night, but they pretty much stopped after 10:00pm. They'll probably go longer closer to the 4th, though.

MaryF said...

Grrr - I hate inconsiderate people!