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July 23, 2024

Halloween not such a scream

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Christina Hart, Bangalow

Halloween night has again ended in annoyance and distress for my household and others nearby. Someone threw eggs at a neighbour’s door and outside wall. The splattered areas are covered with ants and eggshells are scattered around.

On a previous Halloween an elderly neighbour’s car was surrounded by older boys while she was driving home. Two of the boys slapped the car hard and jeered at her. And on 1 November last year this same lady received an abusive and threatening note in her letterbox, apparently written by an adult.

One year my husband and I walked to neighbours. On our return we found a rear light of our car kicked in and shattered glass on the ground. The quote for total repair was several hundred dollars, so we just had the fragments patched together.

When we stay in we have no option but to go along with the ‘Halloween spirit’ and buy junk sweets to appease the children. But these incidents have occurred when we went out to avoid this annual begging fest. Clearly some children are so annoyed that they resort to vandalism to get back at the boring old spoilsports who do not find this imported American custom endearing. I’m sorry that the misbehaving kids ruin it for the majority of nice kids, but we just want this Halloween farce to stop. And parents, advance warnings in the letterbox don’t help. Why don’t you all just dress up and have your own party?

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. “Why don’t you all just dress up and have your own party?”

    The most sensible solution to the problem that I’ve read so far.

    Let us old fogies enjoy our own parties… we don’t interrupt your evenings… please don’t interrupt ours.

    Intelligent parents should be explaining “boundaries” to you.

  2. Well said, Christina. Apart from the fact that most do not find Halloween entertaining or even relevant, the nasty element has ruined any spirit of fun. Halloween parties at home are the way to go.

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