Warning: This post contains the rantings of a curmudgeon.
I hate Halloween! More specifically, I hate “trick or treating”. Really, folks, this is one seriously f**ked up tradition.
Is it really okay for children, or anyone else for that matter, to show up on on someone’s doorstep and expect to be given fistfuls of candy? I think not! Most kids—at least where I live—don’t even bother to walk from house to house—Mommy or Daddy drive them right up to the door. What the hell? These kids are privileged enough to have chauffeur service, yet, their parents promote sponging from the neighbours.
Then there is also the issue of greed and gluttony. Why the hell do people allow their children to collect bag, after bag, after bag, after bag of sugar, fat and chemicals? How can anyone think this is a good idea, even if it’s just one day a year?
Do I give out candy on Halloween? HELL, NO! I hang out with my mom every October 31st. The two of us spend the evening in a dimly lit room, rolling our eyes as we listen to what goes on while my dad dish out “treats” at the front door. There’s a lot of bragging about how many bagfuls of loot were collected so far. Some kids even show up with an extra bag for a sibling who, for whatever reason can’t, be there. One kid last year used the opening line, “GIVE ME SOME TREATS NOW!” You should have seen my Mom’s face when she heard that!
I am sooooooo not looking forward to this evening.