The problem with red and blue Christmas lights explained

Every now and again, someone steps forward to save the newspaper Letters to the Editors page from the people who send letters to the editor.

That person today is David Jones in the Duluth News Tribune.

Can I ask everyone for a big favor?

Those of you planning to place Christmas lights and decorations in your yards, can you please avoid anything that is red or blue and flashing? Every time I drive by such homes, I think it’s the police, and I have a panic attack. I have to take my foot off the accelerator, toss my beer, fasten my seat belt, throw my cellphone on the floor, turn my radio down, and push the gun under the seat. It’s too much for me to do in such a short notice.

Thank you all for cooperating and taking my feelings into consideration.

David Jones

Well played, sir. Very well played.