Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I Hate Halloween

Who ever thought of this holiday? It's the only holiday based on fear!

Thanksgiving is about getting together and being thankful; Christmas is about good will; and Easter has a cute little bunny. But Halloween is about ghouls; goblins and death. Even when the kids ask for candy they threaten you with "Trick or Treat". Meaning either cough it up or we'll do something bad to you.

I'm shuddering just thinking about it.....

I think I feel this way because I was scared as a baby. I can remember the terror I felt as a child every Halloween night. I was the kid that was hiding in the house. I was afraid of everything. It didn't matter how a person dressed up, I was still afraid of them.

I didn't give out candy and I for sure didn't go out trick or treating. It wouldn't have mattered if they were giving out $100 bills. There was no way I was going to try to pass the gauntlet of kids in costumes.

I just want to know why anyone thinks a holiday that is based on scaring people is fun. What kind of twisted world are we living in?

So you'd think that as I grew up I would get better. That is partially true. I may not be paralyzed with fear anymore but the whole thing still gives me the creeps.

I just don't get it. How did dead people coming to life become fun? If that really happened there would be chaos in the streets. And don't even get me started on witches. If you knew someone that actually had magic powers you would not go near them you would be so afraid.

And why do some people think they should dress up to go to work. This morning when I was out on my run I saw the bus driver dressed up as a ghost. And she's picking up little elementary school kids! She shouldn't be scaring kids like that.

When I went to the bank my teller had a knife sticking out of her head with blood running down her face. My lunch was served by a waitress that had an eyeball hanging out her socket. How appetizing....

I don't like the costumes, the candy or being scared. The only thing that could make Halloween worse would be if everyone dressed up as a clown. It would be like I was in an episode of the Twilight Zone.

Clowns give me the creeps. There's nothing that will make my skin crawl faster than when I see a clown. It's like Halloween is repeating itself.

Clowns have single-handedly ruined parades for me. You know all those Shriners that dress up and go to parades? I could sure live without those.

Now I'm not saying that clowns or Halloween should be abolished. After all, there are plenty of people that enjoy them.

I think I should be able to opt out of Halloween. Maybe Icould put up a sign that says "Fright Free Zone".

And there should be some sort of universal way to tell clowns to back off and give a person some space. The gay community has the rainbow, why can't people like me have something. Maybe it could be a button that has a rubber nose on it with one of those red circles with the line across it.

If only I could live in a perfect world.....

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