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AIBU to lose my rag over a bonfire!

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janex1 Thu 09-Mar-17 13:52:26

I work from home. It is a lovely day so nipped out to hang some washing out. Perfect! Lo and behold someone lights a huge stinky bonfire in the middle of the day which has engulfed the washing line. I am ashamed to say I lost it a bit and did a bit of unseemly yelling. Am I being unreasonable?

LeBoob Thu 09-Mar-17 14:02:34

YANBU a neighbour does this often when the weather is nice, really frustrating when you just want to get a few loads dry!

Timeforabiscuit Thu 09-Mar-17 14:05:52


First bit of dry weather here in what feels like months and they fill the air with smoke!

Im frustrated enough with the people who retro fit a woodburner, yes lovely for you, not so much for me with my victorian air bricks drawing the fecking smoke in.

mrsmortis Thu 09-Mar-17 14:09:29

If they can see your washing from their garden then they are definitely BU. You don't light a fire when you know someone nearby has washing on the line.

ThoraGruntwhistle Thu 09-Mar-17 14:12:15

Man, that fucks me off big time. Utterly thoughtless. After weeks of winter and rain, you get a lovely sunny drying day and some thoughtless twat decides to fill the air with acrid smoke and floaty bits. angryangryangry

Twistmeandturnme Thu 09-Mar-17 14:13:13

YABU I'm afraid.
YANBU to be annoyed. But screaming like a Harpie across the gardens is a bit OTT.
To be honest I don't mind the smell of a bonfire, and it's on a weekday when less people ar elikely to be inconvenienced.
My bugbear is the summer when the evil amateur barbecuers are about with the stench of lighter fuel and cheap burgers. I always love it when my shirts smell of that!

janex1 Thu 09-Mar-17 14:27:50

You are right Twistmeandturnme the yelling was definitely over the top- neighbour appeared at the top of a ladder over the fence saying "it wasn't me!" SO embarrasing. Still reg rag to a bull - glad not just me :-) thanks

MissDuke Thu 09-Mar-17 15:37:35

I have never seen or heard of anyone lighting a fire in their garden - I don't think it is a 'thing' where I live. What is the purpose? Definitely would annoy me too!

PatMullins Thu 09-Mar-17 15:38:56

I fucking hate it when people do this, really fucking inconsiderate.


ynkee0107 Sat 11-Mar-17 14:42:21

I got so annoyed at my neighbors burning whatever in their garden that I called the fire department a couple times in a row. Quickly stopped.

Whisky2014 Sat 11-Mar-17 14:47:09

The village i live in everyone has Woodburning stoves so the air always has that smoky smell to it.
And it was a sunny day 2 Saturdays ago and we immediately lit the fire pit and had a bbq. Your washing doesn't trump someone else's life. Yabu and a bit precious over washing ..

WhatWouldDarylDixonDo Sat 11-Mar-17 14:56:55

People are entitled to have "controlled burns" on their property.

If fumes are a concern then you need to contact your local environmental health dept.

Calling the fire service is a waste of resources. Someone could be delayed being cut out their car/rescued from their house, just because something is annoying you.

wishcarry Sat 11-Mar-17 15:05:26

I have two sets of neighbours who just love lighting bonfires in their gardens when it's a lovely warm day and everybody has their Windows open and washing on the line.
just go to the tip to get rid of your rubbish ffs

ynkee0107 Sat 11-Mar-17 15:09:54

When people are burning rubbish it's a health violation and they deserve to have the police/fire called on them.

FannyWisdom Sat 11-Mar-17 15:16:31

I don't get the angst over this.

People have to live with the occasional bad whiff.

A small fire is the standard way to get rid of garden waste. Tis better than bagging it up to drive it to the tip.

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