War Zone

posted 13 November 2004

Dear Residents of Tooting,
Happy:

  • Halloween
  • Guy Fawkes' day
  • Eid-ul-fitr
  • Divali*
  • Early Christmas
  • Even earlier New Year
  • Ludicrously late 4th of July
  • Birthday

I appreciate that this is a joyous time and you wish to celebrate it. However, do you think there's some way you could consolidate all your religious, political and/or pagan festivals into a single, large fireworks display, rather than the current strategy of letting off fireworks continuously from late October until early January?

I'm sure this arrangement would make for a much more impressive display and also, importantly, allow me to get to sleep before 3am any night before February 2005.

* NB: I know it's pronounced Diwali; this is the Trinidadian spelling.

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