Several family members just don’t like loud sudden noises. I was the kid who hated balloons at birthday parties. (Actually, I still do, despite a long attempt at “getting over it” by making balloon animals. I got decent at making balloon animals, but never got better at calming my nerves.) #6 follows in the family mold. While we were watching fireworks on Saturday, he turned to a friend and said, “I wish someone would invent silent fireworks!” (Maybe that’s why our late grandmother watched fireworks on TV instead). At first, this sounded unpatriotic, but hey- what’s more American than a little Yankee ingenuity applied to a problem?
Calling all inventors!