Happy Halloween, Trick or Treat, etc etal. I understand I am an old geezer, but ,my better half is about as congenial as they come. She stands at the door with Halloween treats for all, tirelessly telling everyone (including those college age who should be hitting the books, working or both) that it's a festive night. We have the average candy treats and she man's the door ( or is it woman's the door) for the duration of the evening. I know 6- and 8-year old don't say thank you, but when their parents are standing right next to them, it would be a nice touch. But we do not say thank you anymore. All of my kids and grandkids do. To me , that's refreshing. but especially when you give an expensive wedding, graduation, birthday or anniversary gift it deserves a thank you unless the bride, grad, birth person or wedding half has two broken arms. What the hell ever happened to thank you, or Mucho gracias or Grazia? It has been replaced with "I don't have time". You might text your friends a tome of 2 to 3 thousand words, but not to the ones who love you and would have left you a fat annuity. Now we will leave them leave what is sometimes served on a stick. Yeah, that's it. Hello, Honolulu!!! I offer a gentle, under the breath "kiss my butt". No one hears it but it eases the pain. Kind of like an up yours Tylenol. Bah, humbug!!.
Oh, almost forgot. Happy Halloween.