Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Do not knock

This appeared in our letterbox on Tuesday. I feel a doorknock coming on this evening, which I won't answer as I don't know what you are supposed to do. Give lollies? We don't have any of those. An apple would not impress. I do have some almost use by date prunes left from last year's christmas cake. Might they do? Best not to respond to a knock.

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  1. Quite right!

    This is a holiday/commercial event that has nothing to do with us.

    What a lot of nonsense.

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    1. Take two Hels. R came home with little packers of lollies today, so I guess the door will be answered. At least the stairs between floors might ameliorate the effects of lots of lollies. I fear our anti Halloween attitudes are not so widespread.

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  2. It seems to be taking off over here too. All day I've been selling witches hats, loot buckets, vampire costumes and hundreds of packets of lollies. I'm not sure how much of it will be door knocking, I think there are a few halloween parties planned.

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    1. It would be nice if some people made an effort to make some costumes for their kids. I don't think it is too hard and they only need to last one day.

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  3. We're going in hiding here, too. Not that we lack any chocolates or sweets but I. Am. AUSTRALIAN. And. We. Don't. Do. Halloween.

    Bah Humbug! (not that they'll be getting any humbugs)

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    1. Kath, I'm afraid we do do Halloween now. Fighting against it is like pushing the proverbial uphill.

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  4. We were out for the evening. On the way home it occurred to us that we had missed the madness. Then again, none of us have ever actually had anyone trick or treating at our door.

    If someone did knock, Miss Maude would have yapped her fool head off, and Mr D has lately taken to joining in with a deeply impressive growl for a boy who has had his operation.

    If I were a parent I would be very wary of letting my kids take anything from strangers. And I would deeply resent having to pay for all the clobber.

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    1. FC, do you remember the stories from decades ago where some people in the US put razor blades in apples they handed out to trick and treaters? Maybe it's an urban myth, but it only takes a nutter or two to do something like that. Hmmm, something like that would kill off Halloween here.

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  5. Colin9:46 am

    Halloween - I think whether we like it or not, it is here to stay. The kids across the street all dressed up for it last night and with adults in tow set forth!
    Thankfully my place was not on their 'road map' -!!! ha ha.
    I would not have opened the door - did it a couple of years ago and the next Halloween, I had them here in droves!!! News spread rapidly on both occasions. Year one - very generous, year two, "don't go there, you'll get NOTHING".

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    1. A wise decision Colin. We had two girls visit. Instead of taking a packet of lollies each from the bowl, they both took a handful.

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  6. It is extraordinary how this 'celebration' has infiltrated into my area in the past couple of years. I suppose it will be a compulsory celebration within a couple of years. :-)

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    1. Victor, were generous when they came a knocking? Ah, couldn't access your building. Our knockers were from within.

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  7. No one knocked here, which is good because I had nothing in the house, lollies or otherwise!

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