Another Halloween Comes And Goes


I didn't get home from work until about 7:30 on Monday night, after I stopped at Walgreens to get a few large bags of candy. I decided on the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and some bags of assorted miniatures like Twix, Snickers, Milky Way, and other favorites. I turned the porch light on, got the candles in the carved pumpkins lit, and played on the Internet while I awaited the visits from the little ghouls and ghosts and goblins.

Things started out somewhat slow with the Trick or Treaters. A lone kid, about 12 years old, shows up at the door first without a costume. The extent of his effort was smearing a few streaks of black paint on his face. He stood there when I opened the door and held out his basket--no "Trick or Treat" or nothing. He looked in my candy bowl and stubbornly proclaimed, "I don't like Reese's peanut butter cups!" and took something else. Brat. I wanted to ask him for the candy back.

Within minutes the flow picked up considerably. I hardly had time to sit down before another group of kids came ringing the doorbell. Some were shy and didn't want to help themselves to the candy, some studied their choices carefully, and still others indiscriminately grabbed a big handful and ran.

The highlight of the night was a couple of kids, a boy and a girl, both about 6 years old I would guess. The little boy took his pick of the candy first, the last Peanut Butter Cup in my bowl. The girl, upon noticing this herself, sadly said "Oh, you got the last one." Without a moment of consideration, the boy took the candy and put it in her basket, saying "Here you can have mine." Awwwwwwwww! They walked away while the girl said "He's my brother, we're twins !" Too cute, I wanted to just give them all the candy I had.

By 9:00 the kid-flow had slowed to a trickle, which was good because I was almost completely out of anything to give them. If many more had shown up, I would have had to raid the fridge and pantry for more things to offer. Somehow I don't think cans of Tecate or tortilla chips would have gone over too well, so it was best that things wound down when they did.


Hey, I got some candy for you little girl!

lol at craig
didn't someone last year get arrested for giving trick or treaters beer?