Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween is weird but you are more weird.

Awkward moment of the day occurred in the Safeway checkout line. The lady in front of me (who was 80 years old with pigtails tied with scrunchies), bought 2 candy bars. Well they are on sale. Buy 2, get 1 free. So cashier lady told pigtail lady to get another one. So I am up next. I too bought candy bars AND got my free one. Cashier lady starts telling me how she has so much candy even though she has not purchased any in years! It's been in her freezer. I offered what I thought was a smart suggestion. "Hand it out to the kids at Halloween". Smart right?

No.

She proceeds to tell me how Halloween is the devils holiday and how "people don't really know what they are celebrating. They are celebrating the dead. and Satan." Oh my. It was intense. Jehovah's Witness much? Yeah. Pretty sure. It was sort of a long and embarrassing schpeel about the whole thing.

Now I'm not a big fan of Halloween. In fact, I hate it. But not for those reasons. The whole conversation was really unnecessary.

I wish we could have talked about my reasons for hating it. You spend lots of money on stupid costumes that you wear for ONE DAY! Don't tell me about how you are so crafty and make your own and it's free. Cause even then, it's not free. You spend the time sewing and stressing all for someone who doesn't really care. Also, there is the candy. I love candy. But I hate spending LOTS of money on candy that I don't even get to eat. Yes, I started hating Halloween after I became an adult. Wait, that's not even true. I think I really began hating it around the time puberty/awkward stage of life started. When it mattered whether you went as a nurse or a witch, or Marsha Brady (all the popular kids went as the Spice Girls). I always wanted to be something that involved an expensive costume (a princess, or angel, or something). But we couldn't afford it. And I think that's when it happened. The hating of Halloween.

4 Opinion/Thoughts/Corrections from you:

  1. Can I just "like" this? LOL I validate your reasons for hating Halloween, and I completely agree. I think a lot of it has to do with the whole being poor growing up thing. But I would also like to add that I hate that it give girls a reason/excuse to be skanky!

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  2. ROTFL @ 'Jehovah Witness much?' Too funny!

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  3. I think I like halloween for the reasons you don't
    1. We were poor so it was the perfect way to get candy.(I went trick-or-treating till i was in collage)and we always passed out the crapy candy.
    2. I put on what ever lame costume we had lying around and it was usally a mix-match but I've always liked dressing up. I don't think I knew how poor we were so when the popular girls all dressed up as 'charlies angles' I had no idea who they were dressed up as heeheehee
    Also what we do now we pretty much just borrow costums or go to the goodwill and mix-match things I enjoy theaming the family last year we were starwars and the year before flintstones.
    that lady was crazy about the Halloween thing though.

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  4. lol, Yes I know you had that background. I thought it would be lame if I copied you when you still had it so when you changed it I did too :) With my new Kitchen aid I don't even need to make anything it dose it all by its self! jk.

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