It's coming soon. Next week little monsters, literally and figuratively, will be ringing your doorbells and knocking on your doors asking you for candy.
That's pretty forward and presumptuous of them when you think about it, isn't it?
And they'll hit you with that hallow threat of "trick or treat". I say hallow because if you choose trick I bet they don't have one.
They're only in it for the treat.
So between now and then I bet you spend somewhere around 40-50 dollars on mini chocolate bars, candy kisses, jujubes, jellybeans and what-have-you so you can dish them out to little kids in costumes carrying a little plastic pumpkin and probably to some bigger kids with no costumes and a pillow case.
Yeah, that's right. I've lived in my current neighbourhood for 13 years now and not once has a kid come to my door on halloween. Not one!
And every year we still go out and buy a pile of candy on the off-chance someone will come.
And who gets to eat it?
No wonder I have diabetes.
The above post is part of the Humor Bloggers Halloween Spooktacular Blog Party in which I'm participating. It's running from October 21 to November 1. I'll be writing another Halloween post next week but in the interim you can visit Humor Bloggers Dot Com and see what other participants have come up with.
Oh, and don't forget. Tomorrow we relaunch Pause Ponder and Pun, our little caption contest. Be there or be square...in your underwear, almost naked as a bear. Well you get the idea...