sorry you took offense to my calling it how i saw it..
if you had to live with the never-ending middle of the night fireworks set of at every occasion or non-occasion in your neighborhood.. you would call the idiots who set them off bozos too.
we are not talking the cute little sprinklers you give to kids or even the legal fireworks sold within the city or even the illegal fireworks sold at roadside stands outside of the city..
we are talking the window shaking variety so loud that you wake out of a sound sleep and check WSB for the blown transformer or car bomb.
and dannyQ isn't talking about a nice little family gathering with a bit of barbequeing...
he is talking about the kind of party that keeps the neighborhood awake all night and requires cleaning up our front yard in the morning... in this case.. christmas morning.
" “I thought how nice, here is a young man who is looking for some information on appropriate social parameters.” "
did you miss this?
"it would be the first and only time we would be doing this as we won't be living there much longer."
a clear indication that he realizes the neighbors aren't going to approve of that kind of party on Christmas Eve...
he is well aware that he will be disrupting the Christmas plans of all of his neighbors with this party... but thinks it should be ok because he plans to move anyway.
FYI... i didn't call DannyQ a bozo.
i called the people who set off illegal fireworks in my neighborhood bozos
but i did tell him to get a grip.
JanS is right..
he clearly knew the answer to his question before he asked it.
That kind of party is inappropriate in a family neighborhood.. especially on Christmas Eve.
I suppose i should thank him for the warning..
but his time i am not taking my family out of town so i can get a good night's sleep.
And quite frankly i am beginning to get more than a little cranky at the idea that i should have to.
loss of sleep will do that to you, you know.