While I was away last weekend, Amy at Passages to the Past tagged me for the Six Quirky Things meme. I already did this meme, but I thought of another quirky thing about me that is very appropriate for the fall.
I hate Halloween.
It started when I was little. I was a very timid child, so I hated the scary masks and costumes that the other kids in school wore. In fact, I was terrified of almost everything in costume, even the Kool-Aid Man that used to wander the grocery store where my mom shopped. Parade day each year in elementary school was a horror.
Obviously, I’m no longer afraid of costumes and I don’t have a real reason to hate Halloween. Regardless, I don’t like ghost stories, in fact I don’t like any scary stories or movies, and I hate even more the mischief that always seems to go around in my parents’ neighborhood. All the trees in our and our neighbors’ yards are regularly toilet papered and we’ve seen cars splattered with eggs. Nothing dangerous, just annoying. And I’m possibly the least creative person in the world, so I never come up with good costumes. Free candy is nice, but it’s not enough to redeem the holiday for me. I love fall, but only after Halloween is over.
So I don’t like Halloween, even though all of my friends love it and encourage me to go out with them. Tell me, do you like Halloween? Why?