So I did my usual thing last night – getting out of the house to avoid trick-or-treaters. There aren’t many kids on my block anyway. But I... well, I just wanna be left the fuck alone.
Figured I’d see a movie. So I went to Glendale’s new upscale mall, the Americana. Checked out “RockNRolla.” (Maybe I’ll blog about that next week. I have a few thoughts.)
Anyway, there were lots of teenagers in Halloween costumes at the mall. Plus a lot of little kids in costumes with their parents. And the little kids were trick-or- treating the stores.
Did you hear me? The little kids... were trick-or- treating... the stores!
Goodness gracious, have you ever heard of such? And the stores were ready for this! They had candy!
Matter fact, Anthropologie had a tall blonde chick dressed up like a princess to pose for photos with the little ones.
Yeah, it was cute, but damn... trick-or-treating at stores? That’s not what it’s supposed to be about.
I walked into Urban Outfitters... approached a woman working there. I said: “I didn’t know kids trick-or-treated stores now.”
“I know, right?” she said, smiling. “I used to walk blocks. We had to work for that candy.”
By the time I arrived, Urban Outfitters had run out of treats. But the kids kept on coming. So the woman was handing out “Free Yr Radio” stickers. And that was just sad.
What the hell is happening to the old ways? Do y’all know about this? How long have parents been taking their kids to business establishments for trick-or-treat?