Oh how I hate Halloween.
Why oh why do we have this American tradition in Australia?
If we HAVE to mindlessly adopt their traditions why can’t we have Thanksgiving? Nice Thanksgiving where families sit around and tell each other how grateful they are for each other. Good wholesome stuff.
But no – instead we get Halloween, where our children dress up as ghouls and witches, adorn themselves in fake blood, go and knock on total strangers’ doors and rudely demand lollies.
And yes – the word is lollies in Australia. Not candy. (Hey if they can’t accept our Kath & Kim without a translator, I am boycotting the word candy)
And by the way this is not an anti-American rant. God bless America. But they can keep their Halloween to themselves thankyou very much.
Do our obese, unfit children of Australia REALLY need more lollies?
Any other day of the year we would tell them off for approaching total strangers. And not without good reason. See that pumpkin logo at the top of the page? That’s not some cute meaningless design. That is what the state of Maryland has sent all its paedophiles. They are forced by law to display that sign on their doors so that children know not to knock there. Disturbing huh? Even more disturbing when you realise Australia has no such law.
But there should be a sign like this for us who hate this day and do not want the hassle of kids knocking on the door inanely chanting ‘trick or treat’. I doubt they even know what it means.
I know of elderly people who have been badly frightened by trick-or-treaters banging on their door after dark.
I have witnessed my own daughter terrified by a trick-or-treater wearing a hideous Scream mask at our front door.
No, Halloween is terrible. I refuse to have anything to do with it. Who’s with me?