Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Smell My Feet - The Halloween Dilema

For some reason I am thinking about fall this morning and specically Halloween.

Why do we still say trick or treat? I have never seen a trick in 30 years.

But if you just say give me treat. (What everyone is expecting) People think you are rude and actually make you say trick or treat when they know damn well there is no chance of a trick.

So it just on and on....

9 comments:

Sarah said...

no fall talk! certainly no halloween talk! it's august, it's hot!

Mags said...

:) It feels like fall today in Boston. I love fall...

And also-lots of kids still do tricks, but not because they don't get treats. They usually prey on the meanest person on the block and then soap their windows or tp a tree...still...it's weird that people won't give candy without the trick or treat.

Spirophita said...

I've been thinking about Halloween lately too--debating whether or not I want to host a party this year, and trying to come up with a really creative costume aside from the "sexy nurse" or "sexy pirate" or any of the other lame-ass costumes that give people one day a year they can look like sluts. Why can't you look like a slut any day of the year if you want?

I personally prefer the little kids that don't say anything, just open their bags.

Coconut said...

I don't know why we say it, but I think it's freakin cute when a little kid comes to the door and says, "Trick or treat!"

Muffy Willowbrook said...

Who knows why we say it?? You get free candy, don't you??

Who cares what you have to say to get free candy?

scargosun said...

Maybe I'll practice some magic tricks and see how that goes over with the neighborhood kids.

Then sit in my roof turret all night protecting my house.

JLee said...

I was just thinking about Halloween too and wondered if I should give candy to those teens who show up with a grocery bag and no costume. I think NOT!

Cheri said...

I'm watching The Great Outdoors and even though it's summer in the movie, it always makes me think of the fall. =D

Brutus said...

The "trick or" part is what makes trick or treating extortion. You put some candy in this bag or suffer the consequences! We're not talking tricks like circus tricks - we're talking about shennanigans along the lines of hanging your cat or impregnating your daughter.