Just when you thought the fireworks claiming-space arms race could not get any crazier, you see this:
Reasonable people can disagree on the propriety of saving space with beach chairs.
Sure, it’s aggressive. But as James Morgan pointed out in a thoughtful comment this morning:
- There are not a lot of people on the beach most of today — a “working” Thursday.
- This will make entry smoother, once the gates open to ticket holders at 5 p.m.
- This is not like racing in right before a show starts. When they finally get there, most people will enjoy the beach for several hours before the fireworks begin.
Yet the photo above is mind-blowing. This is as aggressive a move as I’ve ever seen. It’s the Compo equivalent of “get off my lawn!”
Except in this case, it’s not his (or her) lawn.
Sure, reasonable people can differ. I have reserved a teeny tiny corner of my normally big heart to hear a defense of this rapacious roping practice.
It better be good.