Dare to be Different  

HardlyYours4Now 52M
951 posts
10/30/2005 2:55 am

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Dare to be Different

If most holidays were created by the greeting card industry, guess who sponsors Halloween?

Brachs and Hersheys.

I have nothing against all the good people who make Hershey's chocolate bars, with or without nuts, but I'm a rebel, Dotty. A rebel and a loner.

So here's my plan.

I'm going to the dollar store today. Did you know that you can get a brick of twenty trial-size soap bars for $1? You can also get a pack of a dozen sponges for the same price. In fact, there are hundreds of items available in bulk at just a dollar each.

So that's what I 'm dropping in the kiddles' bags as they come to the door this year.

My wife thinks we won't have many visitors this year.

I wonder if it has anything to do with the pine cones I gave out last year.

rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
10/30/2005 6:51 am

I like pinecones. They make good loofahs.

slightly_sexy8 38F
314 posts
10/30/2005 4:24 pm

considering that 'soaping' windows and rolling yards in toilet paper are two of the worst halloween pranks around, i wish you would reconsider!

do you feel obligated to observe the 'holiday'? if so, i wonder why? you don't let your kids go out and trick or treat?

rm_eyeCUlookin 37F
11 posts
10/30/2005 4:47 pm

As long as you don't give out eggs you should be safe. LOL

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
10/30/2005 5:44 pm

One year when my sister was handing out candy, she ran out, so she packaged up dog food and handed them to the little beggers.


1hardfriend4u 42M
4 posts
10/31/2005 7:09 pm

A dozen eggs only cost about a buck. You think the kids can find that much cash in the couch cushions? lol I’ll go ahead and just pay the ransom.

HardlyYours4Now 52M

11/1/2005 2:23 am

saint -


KatFrnd - You're my hero!

slightly - I want to celebrate it; but the kids who do come by in this neighborhood are all past the age of cuteness. It's purely a candy grab. As for mine - I'll take them around the block once they can say "Trick or Treat."

eyeC - I keep the eggs to throw at anyone who tries to steal our pumpkin.

dusty - Eww!

1hard - But where's the fun in that?

2xTwiceShy 51M
470 posts
11/2/2005 9:31 pm

Tell me you didn't actually put forth actual American dollars for your handouts. All you need to do is take a bowling bag into a few of your favorite fast food establishments, then load up at the condiment bins.

I imagine the little ghouls using the things like trading cards when they get home. A Wendy's relish pack has to be worth at least six McD's mustards. And dentist approved.

But be warned, if your local law enforcement offers one of those "x-ray your candy" programs, you might get some red flags.

HardlyYours4Now 52M

11/3/2005 2:28 am

2x - I bow to you, sir. Excellent advice. I'll have to remember that when all the Groundhog's Day beggars come by.

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