So, it’s nearly Halloween again, dear readers. Now, this is an American holiday so we Aussies don’t tend to do tooo much for it, but it never hurts to have a bag of 20 chocolate Freddo Frogs by the front door just in case some random trick or treaters do happen to knock. Anyway, years ago, I was getting all excited for Halloween, had my bag of 20 Freddo Frogs by the door and an old Frankenstein mask ready to pop on when the kids came a-knocking. Well, it was rather quiet in my street, a cul-de-sac that had a path and steps leading right past my house down to the streets below. Suddenly I heard a bit of a ruckus and a group of about seven kids came stampeding up the stairs and path, all dressed in full Halloween get-up… and continued right past my house up the street into the neighbourhood beyond.
Well, I was a tad disappointed, dear readers, to say the least! Not long after that, I spotted a lone little girl dressed as Snow White heading up my garden path to my front door. I quickly stuck my Frankenstein mask on my noggin and stood there, quietly behind the door, Freddos at the ready, waiting for her to knock. I had planned on opening the door with a great big “RAH” and then giving her a few Freddos. Well, I stood silently on one side of the door, and she stood silently on the other side. A minute or two later, I saw her disappearing up the path again. I was heartily disappointed. I opened the door and called after her to give her a chocolate frog.
As it transpired, she had rung the doorbell, rather than knocked. However, the doorbell had not worked since we had bought the place and we had no intention of fixing it. I immediately went to my computer and did up a sign saying “DOORBELL BROKEN, PLEASE KNOCK” with a clipart photo of a Jack-o-lantern under said wording. As it turned out, that was a complete waste of paper and ink as Snow White was my sole trick-or-treater for the entire evening. Oh well. Maybe next year?
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So, readers, I will leave you with a few jokes.
Q - Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers? A - No, they eat the fingers separately.
Q – What did the skeleton say after he fell into the pond?
A – “I’m soaked to the bone” !
Q - How many witches does it take to change a light bulb? A - Only one, but she changes it into a frog!