Frank, aka PCGuy, has published another one of his Truthful Tuesday posts. This week Frank wants to know…
What are your thoughts on trick-or-treating this year? Should Halloween be “canceled,” or should it be allowed to go on as normal?
For the past dozen years my wife and I lived in an urban section of the city. Every year I would buy a couple of bags of Halloween candy and every year we would get zero trick or treaters. Which meant that every year over the past dozen years, I’d have candy miniatures to snack on through the whole month of November.
In February we moved to a suburban neighborhood and there are lots of kids around here. In a normal year, I would expect a boatload of trick or treaters to ring our bell, and I would have plenty of candy to pass out. But this is not a normal year and I have no idea what to expect.
I do know that were we parents of young children — ours are grown up and out on their own — I would not permit them to go trick or treating this year. And, given that the pandemic seems to be continuing unabated, I think it would be wise to have our town officially cancel trick or treating.
But this is America and Americans balk at anyone taking away their “God given rights,” including their right to have their kids go trick or treating. So I’m going to buy a couple of bags of Halloween candy and wear a mask when I answer the door just in case any kids do come up to our house and ring the bell. Hopefully there won’t be that many and I’ll have enough candy miniatures to snack on through the whole month of November.