Dealing with the Dark Side of Fireworks

fireworksThe use of fireworks is an enjoyable pastime that many people take pure childlike enjoyment in witnessing, but they’re also incredibly dangerous materials that should be handled with care. Unfortunately, some enthusiasts take their enjoyment too far, and set off fireworks illegally, disregarding the safety and comfort of the people around them. The kind of people disturbed by overzealous enthusiasts include people trying to sleep, the elderly, terrified pets, skittish children asking their parents to do something, and so on.

Fireworks International is an online retailer of fireworks and depends on fireworks enthusiasts for their business, but they’ll be the first to condemn the actions of people who use fireworks irresponsibly. Nothing’s worse than waking up thinking something went off, and panicking through the shock while trying to find out what’s going on.

This is the kind of situation that never ends in a good way for the industry; on one hand, people will disregard the rules altogether and start firing rockets whenever they want – regardless of the situation. On the other hand, the victims will take the enthusiasts to court, and the authorities implement even stricter regulations on the sale and use of fireworks.

Right now, the country seems to be going in the direction of the latter, which many people would agree is the lesser of two evils. But it’s disheartening to know that people need to choose between two evils in the first place because of some inconsiderate twats.

People can at least know that it isn’t as bad as across the pond where enthusiasts act with impunity against their neighbours and the law. But what can a victim of zealous fireworks enthusiasts do to alleviate his or her situation? The most direct thing to do is confront the people setting off the rockets; this is much easier if they’re neighbours.

On the off chance that the perpetrators aren’t from the area, direct confrontation isn’t the best thing to do. Call the police or fire services to deal with the situation, some enthusiasts set off fireworks just for fun, while others have more sinister motives behind their actions.

People should only use fireworks for special occasions, and not wake people up at ungodly hours. Fireworks were meant as a source of enjoyment and wonder, not irritation and discomfort.