By BurnedDown - 28/10/2014 20:45 - United Kingdom - Bridlington
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I agree. OP's being a blue-balled, cranky bitch. Sure, the neighbors were a bit tactless and impulsive, but if there were a real emergency, they'd be there for her. Calling them "dickheads" was completely unwarranted. She needs to lay off and learn to be more appreciative.
I know that if I were to see a glowing light INSIDE my neighbor's house without knowing what it is, I wouldn't immediately assume the worst and call the police? I would first call them or really fast go see what it could be. and if it was a real fire I would be there way quicker than the fire department so I could be way more effective.
So did the firefighters knock before coming in? Or did they kick down the door and look at you in awe..?
You're pissed cause it ruined the romantic atmosphere, but at least if there ever was a fire, you'd be safe. I don't think they did anything wrong, how were they to know you were lighting torches?
I completely agree. The Op should be thankful that the neighbours called the fire department if they thought there was a fire. Plus, a lot of those fake candles are meant to look like real flames. If I were you Op, I would personally go and thank my neighbours for having called even though it wasn't a real fire. I wouldn't want the neighbours to hesitate next time (if there is a real fire) thinking that they were wrong last time or because they were embarrassed that it wasn't real, because in that time a lot of damage could be done. People get injured and people lose all of their belongings and memories in fire's and a quick call from the neighbours and a fast reaction time from the fire department are often the difference between life and death. Your neighbours sound like good people to have on your side.
Yes your "dick head" neighbors should never report seeing smoke and flame coming out of a house. Maybe you shouldn't be the dickhead lighting torches inside your house