Happy Halloween! How many people are in costume today?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Bat-mite, Oct 31, 2018.

Help Support The Rocketry Forum by donating:

  1. Nov 1, 2018 #31

    grouch

    grouch

    grouch

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,069
    Likes Received:
    159
    My dog was Yoda. He is not an adult and holds no such pretenses.
     
    viciouspeanut likes this.
  2. Nov 1, 2018 #32

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    30
    I didn’t dress up, but that is mostly due to being overloaded with Halloween this year.

    My wife decided that we were going to do a haunted house fundraiser for our school this year. It kind of snowballed and turned into two months of working every weekend...

    In the end we had 2,551 visitors and made nearly $15,000 in tickets and concessions.

    On the bright side, this year our rocket club will be getting some new gear paid for by our parents’ club!
     
    grouch and Bat-mite like this.
  3. Nov 1, 2018 #33

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    30
    Bat-mite likes this.
  4. Nov 1, 2018 #34

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    8,162
    Likes Received:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    Absolutely no insults intended here. It just seems interesting to me that some people seem to think that the only reason you would dress up on Halloween is due to a need or a compulsion. It's almost like, "That wouldn't be fun for me, so it must not be for anyone else."

    Different strokes.
     
  5. Nov 1, 2018 #35

    RocketT.Coyote

    RocketT.Coyote

    RocketT.Coyote

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2009
    Messages:
    1,049
    Likes Received:
    1
    Officer Wilde.jpg An ersatz Officer Nick Wilde...
     

    Attached Files:

    KenECoyote likes this.
  6. Nov 1, 2018 #36

    Steven

    Steven

    Steven

    Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    12
    I get it. It's just one of those many things where in my life it ran it's course as in "been there, done that" and now it's no longer a vital need. People do change with time and I believe that at some point we just simply like to kick our shoes off and not have to salivate when the bell rings every year. In fact, we just went to sleep last night instead of having to grab the door whenever the bell rang. It's truly enjoyable not having to respond anymore. Less stress, less worry, less hassle, no expectations, no clicks, molds or obligations. Just simple serenity which costs no one a thing. It all had it's place in our lives at one point and now onto a carefree life NOT driven by social expectations.
    The fact others get off on it suits me just fine. It is fun and exciting. Is it a 'need', a 'compulsion', it might be or otherwise. Again, it's no skin off my teeth one way or another. Take it for what it's worth and run with it while you can. I don't want to 'run' any more and it's SO relaxing now.
     
  7. Nov 3, 2018 #37

    BigRiJoe

    BigRiJoe

    BigRiJoe

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2009
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    4
    Sorry for being obtuse. I meant to say that while plenty of adults celebrated and continue to celebrate Halloween by wearing costumes, my point was that it's relatively new (and stupid) for adults to wear costumes to work. See the response to the OP.
     
  8. Nov 3, 2018 #38

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Gary Byrum

    Overstable By Design

    Joined:
    Aug 4, 2011
    Messages:
    6,076
    Likes Received:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Lincolnton NC
    I think what BigRi is trying to get across is, you shouldn't be forced to wear a costume to work. I can relate to that especially if you are the type of person that would prefer NOT to.
     
  9. Nov 3, 2018 #39

    Steven

    Steven

    Steven

    Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    12
    2551 visitors? Was that in one night?
     
  10. Nov 3, 2018 #40

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Bat-mite

    Rocketeer in MD

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2013
    Messages:
    8,162
    Likes Received:
    178
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Maryland
    No one at my workplace is forced to wear a costume. That would be wrong on all kinds of levels. But those of us who volunteer have a lot of fun with it.
     
    Nytrunner likes this.
  11. Nov 9, 2018 at 4:16 AM #41

    Cnorm

    Cnorm

    Cnorm

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2017
    Messages:
    88
    Likes Received:
    13
    Here's a handy jingle you can sing to yourself before you click the post button next time.

     
  12. Nov 9, 2018 at 3:02 PM #42

    grouch

    grouch

    grouch

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    3,069
    Likes Received:
    159
    I've been singing that all morning....thanks.
     
  13. Nov 9, 2018 at 6:23 PM #43

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    RocketFeller

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2009
    Messages:
    1,133
    Likes Received:
    30
    No, over the month of October. We averaged around 300 per night with 450 as our highest. It was a lot of work but people had a great time and we raised about $15,000 for our school.
     
  14. Nov 9, 2018 at 11:41 PM #44

    Steven

    Steven

    Steven

    Lifetime Supporter TRF Lifetime Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,849
    Likes Received:
    12
    What can I say, most excellent.
     
  15. Nov 11, 2018 at 8:32 PM #45

    KenECoyote

    KenECoyote

    KenECoyote

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2015
    Messages:
    2,573
    Likes Received:
    12
    timbucktoo likes this.

Share This Page