Thursday, October 27, 2005
No Treats Then Tricks
For the first three years living in our current residence, the snake charmer neighbor always took off about a week before Halloween so as not to pass out candy. But who say's you can't teach an old dog a new trick. Last year he not only stayed and passed out candy but actually put up a cheesy Happy Halloween sign in his front yard. And to think that it only took three years to figure out that you can't be a tightass on Halloween and expect your yard to be toilet paper free (damn kids).
Another tightass halloween story comes from Angry Joyce, who had a neighbor, when she was a child, that passed out small tubes of toothpaste and toothbrushes for Halloween. No amount of egging, toilet papering, or other mischeif ever detered her from preaching the gospel of good dental hygeine.
I have always been somewhat disturbed at the Charlie Brown Special, 'It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown'. If every house that I went to gave me a frigging rock for Halloween, I can guarentee that they would get the rocks regifted right through their window. Then again he always was the poster child for wusses maybe he should have stayed in the pumpkin patch with Linus.