It’s July 5. I’m sitting in my dining room listening to the neighbors set off yet another round of fireworks. They’ve been doing this for 4 nights running. Seriously? Do you really have that much disposable income? I know those things aren’t cheap and it’s been 30 minutes every night straight. It’s Michigan here – have you heard of the recession? Perhaps next year we could talk about putting your money into something a little more productive. Maybe you need a deck or your house needs to be re-roofed? I know a guy, I’ll get you his number.
I understand the appeal of fireworks – I do. There’s nothing like a match and a flame for some good, clean fun. Pretty lights, loud noises, I get it. I also understand the run up to the Fourth of July – set off a few every night to get the anticipation for the big night going.