Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

It's almost 8:00pm, and I'm waiting for Trick-or-Treaters to come.

I stopped at Costco today for an emergency acquisition of creamer, and I also bought a package of candy just in case. It's Costco-sized candy: 150 pieces. I don't know what possessed me to get that many, but I didn't want to be caught short.

At home, I separated out the Kit-Kats into a smaller bowl to keep for us and put the rest into the big Halloween bowl. Then my daughter came home and announced that she just picked up three bags of candy, since we didn't have any. When I told her about the Costco bag, she said she'd take her candy to her friend's house for the party.

I put the Nestle's Crunch in the bowl with the Kit-Kats for my daughter and added a few packages of M&M's, because they're good to eat with a cup of tea, and then I put the big bowl by the front door and turned on the porch light.

I kept hearing voices outside, so I stayed ready to run to the door. Finally, I went outside and looked up and down the street. It's empty, except for the neighbors a couple doors down (grow-ups) who are standing outside talking.

No children. No costumes. My next-door neighbors with the little kids aren't home. The other next-door neighbors with the slightly older kids show no sign of Trick-or-Treating in their plans.

I have 150 pieces of candy...

Oh wait! I hear little kids outside. Maybe they're on their way.

You can watch this while I go hang out by the door. Beware, it could be disturbing to young children (HT: Michelle Malkin).

Update (9:15pm):

Nobody came. If I had a job, I could take the leftover candy (but not the Kit-Kats and Crunches) to work.


j a n said...

I'd help ya if I could. I love kit-kats!

SkyePuppy said...


No, the Kit-Kats stay with me. It's the rest of them (Butterfinger, Almond Joy, Reese's cups, Snickers, Hershey's milk chocolate) that I want to unload. But I appreciate your desire to help!

janice said...

I'd help you by taking those peanut butter cups off you hands, Skye!

We arrived home from the McCain/Arnold rally at 7:30. With only a half hour of trick-or-treat time left I handed out handfuls of candy just to get rid of it. The last group to the door received 6 or 7 pieces each. They were oh so happy!

Tsofah said...


That's one truly disturbing video! Was the person who did it mad at pumpkins or something? :-)

We only had 2 (that's two, t-w-o, trickortreaters). They loved us by the time we unloaded handfuls of candy on them. Most of our neighbors were gone, too. Bummer.