Thursday, November 01, 2007

Kids these days...

I bought my weekly ticket at Redfern station this morning, and as I made my way from the ticket booth to platform 11 I noticed some kids running in the opposite direction, obviously trying to make their train. They both had smiles on their faces as they ran. 20 metres behind them were another 3 kids in the same uniform, also running, also smiling as they huffed and puffed.

It warmed my heart to think that their biggest worry of the day might be missing out on the first 15 minutes of Maths because they missed their train.

This was a far cry from my reaction to the trick-or-treaters that were screaming "trick or treat" through my front door while I tried to enjoy my dinner last night. My instant reaction was to go and tell them to get fucked, luckily my housemate was closer to the door and apologised to the kids, telling them we didn't have anything to give them.

They said that was ok, "would YOU like a lolly?" I must say I was impressed with their guilt-trip technique for getting some sugary loot, but as a child I was always very jealous of the American holiday that is Halloween, but taking to the streets and knocking on strangers doors asking for lollies (unaccompanied by adults) seems pretty fucking stupid.

Maybe next year I should organise some "special" cookies and chocolate laxatives.

I guess I'm still a little jealous, I did have a pretty kick-arse Halloween party last year, but I think that got most of it out of my system. Is there a Halloween equivalent for "Bah humbug"? (Get fucked?)

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3 Comments:

At 4:02 AM, Blogger Boser Wolf said...

they have gone halloween crazy over here in the uk. whole aisles in supermarkets devoted to all kinds of spooky crap.

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger Lauren Kate said...

Hahaha - I hate halloween too.
Fortunately it's not such a huge deal in Australia (Compared with the U.S & U.K anyway).
Bah Humbug.

 
At 3:10 AM, Blogger JOE * to * HELL said...

SUCH a strange holiday here in the US - so over-commercialized a la christmas.

i actually participated for the 1st time in years. and the last

 

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