31 October 2006

Happy Halloween?

Remember when we were kids and the streets were alive with trick-or-treating children on Halloween evening? At the risk of sounding like a cranky old man, what happened to those times? Not only did I not see any trick-or-treaters on my way back from the university today, I didn't get any coming to my door either. What gives? It's not as though I live in a particularly crime-ridden neighborhood; in fact, it's really pretty nice. Have we really become such a bitter and distrustful country? Don't get me wrong, I'm all for misanthropy, but to ruin every kid's favorite night of the year? That just seems wrong. On the plus side, I have a large bowl full of Three Musketeers and Milky Way bars now, as well as a carved pumpkin and a spare candle. Those will all come in handy, I'm sure...

2 comments:

Hans said...

Ah, over-purchasing candy for Halloween... How to get a sugar high following halloween when you're too old to trick-or-treat.

On a side note, have you noticed how many candies come in halloween "fun sizes?" Evidentally fun is a unit of length: roughly an inch or inch and a half.

Michael said...

Are you sure you didn't get any trick or treaters simply because you live in a college neighborhood? (Do you?) We didn't get any either for, what I assumed, this very reason. It probably didn't help that there was no pumpkin, the porch light was off, we weren't home, and evil robots shot anyone that approached with a laser, but, who knows...