November 1, 2007
My First Trick or Treat Experience: For Real
On Christmas, we don't see many lights or ornaments on the homes. During Halloween, we don't see many pumpkins, and such. My whole life, I cannot recall ever having someone walk up to my parents house or my previous house, ring the door bell and say, "Trick or Treat" while being dressed up in a costume. Sounds crazy, but it is true. The area I live in, at least the immediate area, is 99% Jewish. And Halloween is just one of those holidays, we typically do not celebrate.
In any event. As you know, I moved to a new house a few weeks ago, it is basically on the outskirts of the original community I lived in. Last night, I heard the door bell ring and it was two girls that said, "Trick or Treat."
I was like, um, what do I do. I then think back to TV, my main source of education, and say, "hold on." I yell up to my wife and ask if we have any candy. She says, "um, no..." I look at them, and they say, "Don't worry about it," and then giggle and walk away. I say, "I am sorry."
So my first "Trick or Treat" experience was pretty poor. I feel really bad not having anything for those kids. Maybe, just maybe, we should stock up now on candy... You never know when you will need it.