Question: What do the following two occurrences have in common? No. 1: People lighting off illegal fireworks in residential neighborhoods the entire month leading up to the July 4th holiday. No. 2: Salvation Army bell ringers singing Christmas carols in mid-November.

Answer: Both are uncalled for and offend the sensibilities. Next year I think I’ll take my son trick-or-treating on Sept. 20.

DOUGLAS BROAD, St. Louis Park