Overheard on Halloween

[Adult] What are you dressed as?
[Nine year old] I’m Silvia, from “Two Gentlemen of Verona.”

I don’t understand the teenagers who cruise around at 8pm, after the younger kids have depleted the candy stores. Though I display the universal signs of “go away” (lights out, shades drawn), they still ring the doorbell. “I’m out of candy. Want some frozen trout? Or, we can pretend I’m not looking and you can do something unspeakable to that carved pumpkin.”

Their costumes are pedestrian: girls wearing their boyfriend’s football jersey, boys with hockey masks (oh, that’s original!). Nothing as interesting as Mitch sees, though.

2 thoughts on “Overheard on Halloween”

  1. That’s one of the better overheards I’ve…overheard in a long time.

    I miss Halloween as it was when I was even in my 20s. Now it’s as if the marketing of holiday has sucked all the fun out of it.

  2. Like Woodstock said in my comments section, it really is about corporate marketing, who have made up a few other “holidays” on the calendar. Ah, heck, I’ll just do a post on this topic as well.

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