Pet peeve of the day, people who snub other people. One group of kids declined to come to our house laast night while trick-or-treating. They were overheard saying to their parents, "We don't want to go to that house."
Maybe our porch was too well decorated, or the lighted path with Holloween orange mini-lights made them think we weren't home.
And the decorations were fun, not too spooky. I guess the fake skeletons hangning from or poplanter pole in the front yard scared them off. I hate being snubbed, and by complete strangers at that.
I don't have any idea why this bothers me today. It just does. I put a lot of time decorating the yard to make holloween a treat for those who show up at our door. And I give full-sized candy bars. I love making people smile, especially kids.
I did have to laugh at one group of kids who showed up at the door. They didn't yell trick or treat. When asked why, the oldest boy said that it was because last year, when they yelled trick or treat, they got sprayed with silly string along with getting there candy. I guess they didn't like that. But their parents found it hillarious. I won't use silly string again. Seems the kids just want the treat, not the trick, even if it's a harmless trick.
Seeeeeeya; Goodweed of the North