Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Feckin' Halloween!

I don't like halloween!

We spend 364 days of the year teaching our kids to BEWARE strangers bearing sweets and on one day they are allowed out to SEEK strangers with sweeties.

How FUBAR is that!

The other bit that gets sand in my crotch is encouraging kids to BEG! To demand that which is unearned. That REALLY pisses me off! As somebody who believes that kicking beggers should be raised to an olympic sport, there is no way my kids are going to be allowed out to scrounge pogey bait!

Kids are natural opportunists and will jump onto any excuse to get sugar- I don't blame them for getting into the halloween bullshit. I blame spineless parents who won't say NO!

And that prick Tindall!


Anonymous said...

Jeez, Bastable, maybe you need to lighten up. You'll be discovering the pagan orgins of Christmas next.

Oi said...
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Oi said...

No, damnit, he's right.
Quite apart from setting fire to a thousand acres of scrub with grossly overpriced explosives in the name of an English traitor, this scrounging expedition called Halloween is an American thing thats crept in over the last few decades.
While I was aware that there was such a festival,[read a lot of Donald Duck comics when I was a kid] there was no hint of it in NZ.

The same thing for Valentines day. Wasnt a hint of it when I was a kid. Another Americanism thats scuttled in from out of the darkness.

Seamonkey Madness said...

Yes Ozzy, blame it on the Whorehouse.
They push this, Guy Fawkes, Christmas, Valentines, Mothers/Fathers Day, like there's no tomorrow.

But seriously, WTF do we as NZer's have to do with this most American of traditions. (and don't no-one start with this Pagan ritual crap either.) The States commercialised it to fuck and now we're getting it here. It is far from its peak but I fear it will get worse, unless curmudgeonly beings such as ourselves nip the next generation in the bud.

Anonymous said...

YOU - I am encouraging my kids to take opportunities that raise their head and get out and earn - Master Monty (age 3) was right in there with his sisters and was proud of his haul - which will be rationed to last several weeks.

Better that they sort out some fancy dress, get a group together and gang press their mother, than sit around waiting for handouts.

Kids who came to my house had to do a trick to get a treat - I had 10 boys all doing a haka at one point. Great fun and I encourage it. (and some even were pleased to receive a carrot.)

sweetpea said...

I wonder just how many parents realise that it is also a christain festavel (f*** my spelling if failing again).

One thing I have noticed over the years is that a long steep drivway is an excellent deterant for costumed sugar addicts as is have received dried fruit instead of brighly coloured lollies the year before. Mean aren't I. :-D

Anonymous said...

Oswald, answer the door dressed up as Gary Glitter, invite the sprogs in and wave a limp wrist to the parents.

Chances are they will be bundled back into the car, lay rubber out of there and they won't be back.

Maybe the 'John Hops' will though.

Mrs Smith said...

Nice one, George. Thanks for the laugh.

Unknown said...

Well theres a mental picture to keep me awake tonight.


Anonymous said...

I just put a padlock on the front gate.

But before I did that, one little mendicant ran up my drive demanding "Trick or treat". My answer of "No treats here now go away", was greeted with a downcast face and the kid was on the verge of tears. The mother called the kid back, and gave me a filthy look. :) I did not care, she should not be teaching her sprog to have a sense of entitlement! There are enough freeloaders in this country already, without training a new generation of handout-demanders!

I considered also putting up a sign saying 'F#ck Off!' , but decided against it. maybe next year.

Deadman said...

Happy Halloween from The US of A!