Massive goblin count

Based on last year’s experience, I brought in slightly less candy stock — only 5 lb or so — and figured I’d get two dozen or so trick-or-treaters.

Yeah, right. I got twenty in the first ten minutes, and the supply was completely gone in 60 minutes after I’d served 102 goblins, which is far and away the most I’ve ever seen in this neighborhood.

Weirdest outfit: someone was done up as Blinky, the three-eyed fish from Springfield.

Addendum: Yeah, I know. Read this.


  1. Tatyana »

    30 October 2010 · 11:19 pm

    “to better accommodate families”? of whom, families of witches?

    on my evening walk I met:
    -2 pirates
    -a jailbird (miniskirt, beret and stockings up to mid-thigh, all in b/w stripe)
    -someone in blond wig and nurse hat holding hands with a half-human/half-bear
    -a catholic priest impersonator (in front of a neighborhood sports’ bar, yelling in his cell:” yeah, I’m tellin’ya!”) – in a black t-shirt with a white collar and a huge cross hanging to his belt
    -lone runner, adorned with purple cape over jogging suit
    – little Mexican girl dressed as a princess holding plastic pumpkin filled with candy (or in her confirmation dress, I couldn’t detect the difference), accompanied by her extended family of 7 adults

    It was too quiet… Maybe the rest didn’t get the memo?

  2. fillyjonk »

    31 October 2010 · 6:12 pm

    I had a total of 12. Of course, game 3 of the World Series was on and I think there are a fair number of Rangers fans in my town.

    I’m taking the rest of the candy over to my department tomorrow so I will not be tempted to eat it.

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