Having learned about a sanitised version of this in primary school, I still to this day fail to see why we celebrate the fact that someone DIDN 'T do something.
Is it in the English psyche to laud failure ? Is that the reason why this 'festival' of whizz-bangs takes place? Why so many people in this country appear to outsiders to have the get-up-and-go of week-old dishwater? Don't get me on this tonight. It will only end in fretful tears.
This time last year we suffered an attempted arson attack on the house where a firework was pushed or launched itself through the letterbox. A random attack or a mistake as a result of a badly aimed firework we will never know, but it was enough to unnerve me for a long time afterwards.
Proof of why I have always been wary of ground floor entry doors. Never had this problem when I was living several floors up in an apartment block...
Posted at 22:33 GMT on 5 November 2014.
Suspiciously quiet outside.
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