What? You didn’t know Halloween was broken? Then I feel sad for you. Oh so sad for you. You’re like a house cat that doesn’t dream of running free outside to chase the squirrels.
When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I’m going to fix Halloween. Here’s how:
1. The Return of Trick or Treating: Back in the 70’s and 80’s a bunch of psychopaths ruined Halloween for kids by putting razor blades and poison in candy. Now kids are stuck with “neighborhood parties” and trick or treating at the shopping mall. Special Halloween candy will now come in individual foil packets that can’t be opened and resealed and will only be sold on the day before and day of Halloween.
2. Adult Trick or Treating?: Kids will be allowed to trick or treat until 8:30 pm. Then from 9:00-whenever, adults get to trick or treat. Adults will go trick or treating in their neighborhoods too, but for drinks and appetizers. If you can’t have fun dressing up as an adult then just click out of this page and don’t come back.
3. Trick or Treating Hours: Hey parents of toddlers! Stop taking your kids trick or treating at 4:30 in the afternoon. Sheesh! Let me get home without having to dodge tiny Disney characters and superheroes already in my driveway. Maybe I’d like time to have dinner, get into costume, and fire up the spooky music and lights at my house. No trick or treating until 6:00 pm.
4. A New Date for Halloween: When I’m elected President, or Sexiest Man Alive, whichever comes first, I will decree that Halloween will always occur on the first Friday of October. When you live kind of North it can get pretty chilly at the end of October and nothing ruins a good Halloween costume like having to put a coat on over or under it. Also, Halloween will stay on a Friday. That way everyone can wear costumes to work that day and people can have a nice party that night without having to get up early the next morning. Halloween on a Tuesday sucks.
When I was a kid Halloween was the best holiday, but now it’s a watered down p.c. version of what it was and it’s lost most of it’s fun. If you want to support my ideas and my bid for President, or Sexiest Man Alive, feel free to hit the Facebook, Twitter, or re-blog buttons below. Have a very Happy Halloween! ~Phil
I am totally on board with number 2. Drinks and nibblies at Phil’s house!
My apologies for not clicking away since I’m an adult who doesn’t enjoy dressing up for Halloween.
I’m not a fan of Halloween, but I love this post. I swear Halloween was way more fun when I was a kid. I didn’t love it then, either, but I KNOW it was more fun. We went out after dark, we took flashlights and we walked for miles, we got all the candy, and all the things that were scary were harmless and fun 🙂
Thanks Joey! For kids sakes I feel sad that they don’t get the fun Halloween we had as kids. Because of political correctness they can’t even have classroom Halloween parties at school!
In our old neighborhood, we had a portable margarita machine in the street and all manner of scary things were encouraged. I mounted two speakers on either side of the porch and when I threw open the front door this ghoulish laugh caused many to run away. (and this was just the parents) We had so much fun then. Fun post.
That sounds awesome! I wish I lived in your neighborhood
We miss it. 🙂
I remember the first time this irate neighborhood women looked my friends up and down and said, “Aren’t you a little too old for Halloween?” – I refuse to comment.
But also, Tuesday halloween works out great for insane hotel hour workers like myself . This is how we get to enjoy all the happy hours when the rest of you have to work.