Something’s been bugging me since Halloween, and for many Halloweens actually.
Is it cool for people to pack up and drive over to other neighborhoods for trick or treating?
Let me preface this with saying, we pretty much do this ourselves, so maybe I am about to put myself before the firing squad. But here’s the thing – we (the three of us) go over to our best friend’s house (the three of them) and walk around together.
Their neighborhood apparently has turned into the destination of choice for candy, because every year, I see more and more people driving up, parking, getting out, and running around the neighborhood looking for candy. Tons and tons and tons of people.
Go ahead and call me a hypocrite because technically I do the same thing, but is this fair? That the the folks from this one neighborhood who happen to have more money – should they have to bear the burden for all? I am seeing more and more porch lights off in my friend’s neighborhood, ostensibly because they are getting sick of handing out candy to strangers?
I assume eventually all the lights will go out in the neighborhood.
And then what?
Yes, I really am talking about Halloween candy, but what is interesting is how my feelings that night really got me thinking about the political tension in our country right now… how it comes down to candy.
And that I applaud those folks with their porch lights on.