Trick or Something


One regret of my 17 years living in two condos was Halloween. Any kid with a brain knows condos are mostly filled with grumpy old people with no children, and it’s just a waste of time to knock on doors and yell Trick or Treat. That made me sad.

Now I’m living in a large apartment complex with lots of children in evidence, although I noticed after school started and the pool closed, many of them vanished.

I wasn’t sure what to expect – I checked with the office and they hand out door tags if you want to have people knocking on your door. I already had bought the candy, but no idea if I had too much or not enough. It’s probably worth pointing out that it’s a school night. I’m pretty sure Michelle Obama frowns highly on the idea of giving candy to children and would prefer carrot sticks and spinach salad.

I hung out the tag around 4:30 and the last straggler was around 7:30. I remember knocking on doors as a kid up to about 9:00 – wimps 😉

So my memorable moments…
– the first visitor was a 20 something Asian woman with an infant in a stroller (probably 6 months old)
– the inevitable teenagers whose only “costume” is a pillow case
– the Indian/Pakistani parents were all very polite and made sure their children said “thank you” – many in this building drive taxis at O’Hare
– the young boy (guess 8 years old) of the ethnic group that may not be mentioned who had an irresistible urge to reach into my bowl to grab some extras and make sure I knew he was entitled to more ObamaCandy(tm)

I clearly bought too much – I’ll know better next year.

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6 Responses to Trick or Something

  1. Nidster says:

    You got a bowl full of the top rated treats. BTW, how much is too much? 10 lbs.?

    • Art Stone says:

      Probably 5 pounds 😉 Twizzlers not so great, and I don’t care for Reese’s

      • Nidster says:

        Well, I don’t see a lot of the Reese’s so no big problem passing those along to others. I hear you on the Twizzelers, not something I look for either, so good luck on that. Now regarding the Snickers and Kit Kats’ I could reveal my physical addy to you if you need help getting rid of those (joke). Regardless, thanks for sharing your experience.

      • magnusphi says:

        “…the ethnic group that may not be mentioned…”
        Those damned Dutch. Send them back to Holland, I say!

  2. Linda S. says:

    Art, what is the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that Steve Malzberg was to make, today, Nov. 1st ? I can’t find it.

    • Art Stone says:

      News to me. Normally when he is between jobs, I hear him doing fillin work on local stations or network stuff. My first guess is it involves WOR under Clear Channel

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