Just a quick one as I’m between long shifts again.
in Local Shop there is a sign beside the Christmas crackers stating that under the Explosives Act, Christmas crackers cannot be sold to under-16s.
When I was under 16 I could buy all the components of a bomb and made a few. Blew up nobody. Many Airfix kits met a grisly end though. Now they can’t even buy a cracker?
It has been changed by a Gubblement dedicated to removing rubbish from our lives to…. under 12.
You are not going to blow up anyone or anything with the bang of a Christmas cracker. Ever. If you have the knowledge, skills and equipment to make a real bomb out of about a million cracker parts then you can make a much more effective one cheaper from scratch. Without the bad jokes and cheap plastic tat. Although you can add those in if you like.
They are crackers. They go bang. They are not explosives and do not need to be age-limited at all.
I used to buy fireworks (only available around November 5th back then) with no age restriction. I could buy as many matches as I wanted. Nobody was scared.
Now kids can’t even buy Christmas crackers. I despair.
No wonder they grow up scared of fire.