There are many reasons to ban firecrackers altogether – noise pollution, littered streets, potential fires, child labour. But as far as I’m concerned, one reason trumps them all.
Firecrackers abound at that crucial change of season that signals ill-health for most of us in this city. Stir in the noxious gunpowder fumes and the dust kicked up thousands of feet. Welcome, throat infections.
*Sigh* My every second word is KOFFKOFF. Without my voice, I feel like Samson minus his locks. Can’t wait for the fireworks to die out.