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Were they all BU, or do I have U expectations?

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BringOnTheScience Sat 04-Nov-17 21:42:37

Local massive public firework display, with multi-thousands of people there. We are fairly near the front of the viewing area.

Family 1 - standing at the very front. Mum & dad both recorded the display on ipads, holding them up high. They blocked DH & DC2's view. "Could you hold them lower down please?" was ignored, then huffed at with indignant stares when repeated. They only each stopped recording because they both ran out of memory.

Family 2 - next to me. With a bicycle in the crowd. They kept switching around how they were holding it, repeatedly jabbing people with handle bars & pedals. No hint of apology until I did snap "Will you just keep that bloody bike still?!" Then they did say sorry then started arguing over whose idea it had been to bring it.

Family 3 - behind us. Baby of about 6-8 months. No ear defenders. Moment the fireworks started the baby started to scream & cry and the parents just left it the buggy to howl. :-(

AIBU in thinking that none of these are acceptable ways to behave at an event like this?

Haggisfish Sat 04-Nov-17 21:43:45

Yanbu but people are very odd!

raffle Sat 04-Nov-17 21:44:58

The iPad surely didn’t bloke your view?! Fireworks are up v high confused

RunningOutOfCharge Sat 04-Nov-17 21:49:31

Wow you were unlucky to have all that going on around you all at once!!

AccrualIntentions Sat 04-Nov-17 21:53:07

I don't really get filming fireworks displays. Are they really going to sit at home and watch that back? confused

YANBU with respect to all 3.

BringOnTheScience Sat 04-Nov-17 21:53:11

@raffle The ipads were being held up above their heads at full arms length even though they were right at the front. They seemed to think that because the fireworks were high, they had to hold the ipads high. They really did block the view.

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