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Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    COVIDIOTS! Everyone got their washing out and the **** 4 doors down decides to have a bonfire! When asked to put it out threw more rubbish on! I'd be happy to break social distancing rules chinning him!
    Shedman, bevdex, knitone and 7 others like this.
  2. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    It's Sunday. It's what people do.
    You have plenty of time to do the washing afresh.
    By hand if you're that bored.
    What is really poor show is people going out and about.
    Meaning pretty soon nobody will be allowed to.
    Bugs me.
    Time for a Quarantino reading

  3. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I'd be much more concerned about people taking unnecessary trips, going out and about failing to observe social distancing, and flouting rules while pushing the boundaries of the guidelines. Bonfires in terms of antisocial behaviour are small fry.
  4. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I've just taken a whole load of photos from the attic window of the bonfire over our hedge. I want to paint it.
  5. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Ooh!! If you do will you show it here please?
  6. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    I'm sure I've read that bonfires were not to be lit in the current climate due to a possibility of exacerbating breathing difficulties. Might have been a dream.
  7. Oscillatingass

    Oscillatingass Star commenter

    Haven't you heard? The local rubbish tips are all closed. Surely you cant expect your neighbour to hold onto his rubbish till the bin lorry comes in a couple of days time?
  8. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    It was a dream :)

    There is no official government advice saying this.

    There are always people complaining about bonfires. No doubt some of them and some local politicians have tried to hitch their complaints to coronavirus.
    TheoGriff likes this.
  9. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I probably won't do that, haha, BUT, here is a lovely painting of a bonfire by David Inshaw. Much better than anything I would do:

  10. smoothnewt

    smoothnewt Star commenter

    Very surprised that posters are condoning the lighting of bonfires during the day when people will want to at least enjoy their garden, since they are limited in being able to get out and about. Selfish behaviour and totally inconsiderate.
    Here the air pollution levels are higher than usual due to bonfires and pollution blowing over from Europe.
    If people must have a bonfire, they should at least wait until the evening.
  11. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    Thanks for that. :)
  12. ilovesooty

    ilovesooty Star commenter

    I'm not condoning it. It's just that the thread title was linked to coronavirus which prompted my comment that in the context of that alone I think other matters are more important.

    ETA yes it would be considerate to wait until the evening.
    Jamvic likes this.
  13. Flowersinspring

    Flowersinspring Lead commenter

    That looks very sarcastic-it isn't!
    Rott Weiler likes this.
  14. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    I have my incinerator loaded for a burn, but I looked around the gardens to see if anyone has washing out before lighting it. I usually do not light it when it is this windy either, so it will have to wait. I was going to give it the torch last night but next door had left washing out. I realise that some people (a surprising number of people) have routines that they probably follow even in these odd circumstances. "Washing day" often used to be Monday (it was for my mother), shopping day was saturday (which is why supermarkets are clogged up with old folks on saturdays).
    border_walker likes this.
  15. martin thiselton

    martin thiselton New commenter

    The messages are from individual fire stations recommending against it.
  16. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    They've suspended the brown bin collection round here and the tips are shut. I've no objection to bonfires under the circs but yes, they should wait until evening.
    afterdark likes this.
  17. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    London Fire Brigade, the largest in the country, has said nothing about bonfires and coronavirus.
  18. border_walker

    border_walker Lead commenter

    With flame proof paint?
  19. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    Matt Hancock now saying that if the eejits who can’t exercise sensibly (eg not picnicking in the Park, sunbathing, playing football, having BBQs), then exercise will be banned for all. This will be extremely frustrating. For many, it is the only bit of sanity in the day.
    I think that they should get the water cannons out of mothballs, drive them to the parks and take no prisoners.
  20. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

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