Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Bat-mite, Oct 31, 2018.
My dog was Yoda. He is not an adult and holds no such pretenses.
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!
Most of the creepy old black-and-white Halloween photos I’ve seen are of adults....
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."
An ersatz Officer Nick Wilde...
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.
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.
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.
2551 visitors? Was that in one night?
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.
Here's a handy jingle you can sing to yourself before you click the post button next time.
I've been singing that all morning....thanks.
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.
What can I say, most excellent.
I thought this one up for my company's regional Halloween contest and I managed to beat a team of 10 very smart analysts who did a "Millenials" team costume (posting now since I only found out Friday that I won):
"Mr. Ken's Nightmare Chinese Kitchen"
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