I took my son and niece out trick or treating tonight, and it seems like people have just lost that Halloween spirit. For starters, two families in our stairwell (out of five with children) informed me that they do not celebrate Halloween because of they consider it demonic. So, out of respect for their religious beliefs, we did not decorate the common areas. Bummer, but I can live with that. I wouldn’t want to invite demons into our building or whatever they think would happen.
Then we go out, and over 1/2 of the stairwells have no one out passing out candy. What gives? Are they all fundamentalists? Too cheap to buy a lousy bag of tootsie rolls? I don’t get it! And a lot of the stairwells that were passing out candy refused to give it to the little German kids who didn’t have costumes. Talk about scrooges. These kids saw something fun going on and wanted to participate, but nooo this is only for American children. (BTW, we live overseas in US military housing) Of course at the end of the night, they had lots of candy left over and wound up giving it to their own kids. Jerks.
Is this a problem where ya’ll live? Am I taking this way too seriously? Does anybody out there not like trick or treaters?