things to remember when…
playing with fireworks.
December 31st of 2009 we invested in a few fireworks to shoot off for our kids and nephews to enjoy. Not too big of an investment… it’s a little depressing to literally see your money explode in the air! But, it’s fun.
The bag that they came in had a list of fireworks safety tips printed on it. How sweet of them… some of them were very obvious ie: “always read and follow instructions on label” (although to some men, perhaps that’s not so obvious… 🙂 )
Others, were just funny, funny, funny.
“never carry fireworks in your pocket”– oh dear… some poor soul must have done that once upon a time…
“ignite fireworks outdoors only” — my condolences to the poor mothers who have had their children do the opposite!
“never put your head or any part of your body over the top of any fireworks” — seriously???
“never re-light malfunctioning fireworks or attempt to alter or fix any ‘dud’ fireworks” — oh, the images that come to mind…
“never throw fireworks at another person” — again… seriously???
“keep your neighborhood clean” — yes, because that is just as important as making sure you don’t lose a limb.
Sadly, all of these safely tips must have been spawned from someone’s error in judgement at some point! I’m not sure who would think to place a firework in a glass container and the light it… hello… glass shards flying everywhere… but apparently, it’s happened, ’cause that was on the list too.
Hoping everyone had a safe New Year’s experience, and a wonderful New Year to this point.