Sainsbury’s Have Banned The Sale Of Fireworks In Aid Of Pets And The Elderly

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, UK
Published 17.10.19

You will no longer be able to buy fireworks in Sainsbury’s, since they have stopped selling them in all of their stores.

Honestly, fireworks are incredibly overrated and at this point I can only think of about three people in my life that actually enjoy them.

I’m not against the noise or the pretty colours or anything, but they’re very expensive and there comes a point where once you’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all and for some reason the display is going on FOR ANOTHER SEVEN MINUTES.

With all of that said, I have the audacity to be pissed off because I can’t buy stupid fireworks in stupid Sainsbury’s because of some stupid pets and some stupid old people.

It’s one day a year! Maybe two if you bother to get fireworks out at New Year’s Eve, but the point remains; come on, guys.

I’m trying really hard not to sound like Piers Morgan here, by the way; I’m dangerously close to “they’re taking my fireworks away” territory. Next thing I know, I’ll be throwing up at the site of a Gregg’s vegan sausage roll.

The news was confirmed in a tweet from Sainsbury’s customer service to a woman named Sue…

Now, it is true that fireworks can be triggering to certain people, especially those with specific types of autism, and it must be pretty harrowing when the 5th of November or New Year’s Eve comes along.

Currently, fireworks in the UK between 11pm and 7am are illegal, except on Bonfire Night when you can go until midnight, and New Year’s Eve, Diwali and Chinese New Year when you have until 1am.

People are campaigning to get them banned altogether though, with many commending the actions of Sainsbury’s.

Obviously I was being facetious earlier and I’m glad that fewer people are negatively affected by fireworks, but there comes a point where you have to wander what the next thing to be “cancelled” in order to appease a few people will be; hats? tennis? Trains are very loud, and so are planes.

Suppose you have to be in favour of the greater good, at the end of the day. Very on the fence ending for you there.

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