Getting Booed by Neighbors at Halloween

Posted on: Thu, 10/20/2005 - 6:50am
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This is the second Halloween we've lived in our neighbohood. Come to think of it, it's the second year our neighborhood has existed during halloween!

Last year we got "booed," and it almost freaked me out. It was the first time it happened, and I'd never heard of it before. It involved someone leaving a pumpkin full of candy and a few other things on our doorstep with a note saying that we've been Booed and now we need to boo two other neighbors. Oh--they also included a really cool voice changer. DS was a Dementor, so it was a great thing for him.

But I must admit, we didn't pass it on. I'm from the school that says you see the face of the person that gives you treats. And well, of course with the whole PA thing, all of our candy went in the trash, and DS understood.

We got booed again.

DS looked so hopeful. He said, "Mommy, I recognize some of the candy, like the bubble gum and the jaw breakers, and you've let me have that before." I come back with, "but it's from a stranger! We don't take candy from someone we don't know." In the back of my mind I'm thinking, "Yeah, right. We go trick or treating all the time to people we don't know. It's just that *we* go to *them.*

As if I already haven't bred enough mistrust in my little guy. I honestly don't think someone has pumped arsenic in this wrapped Superbubble that's just like the other Supperbubble I let him have. And I didn't call the manufacturer on that one either.

I don't know which neighbor has done this fun thing, but I'm sure it's a neighbor now and not some outsider. As I bought stuff at CVS to boo the New Orleans family across the street, the pharmacist told me that her kids got booed. So I guess it's a thing down here.

Is this a thing where you live? I hadn't heard of it in Dallas.

And please someone tell me you would have reacted the way I did.

And then please, please someone tell me you would react the way I'm going to when DS gets home---and that's let him have a piece of that bubble gum as we get all the stuff ready to go boo our neighbors.

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