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This is our third year we have a computerized Christmas display. We have gotten to be the talk of the town, which consists of about 5,000. Since no one in the area really does anything like this we get a lot of visitors from all over. Last year I created a Facebook fan page for the lights, http://xrl.in/6rl9 and a voice over so people know about it. Well last night my dad called me to tell me the lights were not working. I was not going to be home for an hour or so into the show. The lights eventually went on at 6 instead of 5:30. Later in the night I checked the fan page. Some one had the nerve to complain that the lights did not go on at the specified time. I quote here "EPIC FAIL SISTI FAMILY". I wanted to use expletives and respond back to her but I took the high road and deleted her comment and removed her from the fan page. Then later in the night, we had two little kids dancing to the music with their parents. But really, the nerve of that lady to complain about a free Christmas light show. Have any of you had this problem too?

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Of course! You can't please everyone... I've had people complain because we were shut down due to technical issues, because my "scheduled" time shuts down too early and they can't make it, ETC.

Most people have no idea of the time and effort required to put together a computer controlled display. You did right by just deleting the post. Don't let it get you upset, it's not worth it....

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I took a year off last year and got nasty emails for not doing the display. Complaints 3 years ago for not having a nativity scene. Complaints for saying Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.

Complaints after I changed our sign from Happy Holidays to Merry Christmas. I then sequenced It's called Christmas With A Capital C in response to that complaint.

People are something else. They gripe and complain regardless of what you do so, I don't worry about them anymore. I do what I want to do and what pleases me and gives my family joy.

If they don't like it, they can move on to a house that they like better.

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yep I know how you feel back 10 years ago I did about 100k lights...Had people complain because my lights werent on at 2:30 in the afternoon......some complaint because they drove out there in the hard down pouring rain with lightening and they werent on..BUT it makes up for all the people who LOVES it...

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I applaud you for taking the high road. You could be giving away $100 to each person who was there and some would complain that it was only $100.

There are many who are always angry and feel like they need drama, disappointment and anger in their life. I try to avoid those negative and draining energies because I don't need it.

Taking the high road was the right thing to do. I feel sorry for those people who go through life expecting and wanting things to fail. Honestly, it is much more of a reflection on their empty and miserable life than on you.

Kudos for taking the right approach and just writing them off without responding.

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