So I'm grocery shopping this afternoon, and I head down the seasonal aisle to pick up our Halloween loot, and ... nothing.
Well, next to nothing. The shelves were practically bare. Sold out was the sale item I sought (a bag of 100 pieces of Hershey goodness for $9.99). Only a few cardboard bins of Butterfingers, Snickers, and KitKats remained.
That's because room needed to be made for the Christmas candy taking its place - in particular, the candy canes. Box after box after box of candy canes in all their peppermint splendor.
The shelves were being cleared of all things Halloween before Halloween had a chance to begin!
Now that is scary.
I didn't think the employee stocking the shelves would be too thrilled with my taking his photo, even surreptiously, as he cleared away all things fun sized. But trust me, candy canes are good and plenty on this Halloween Eve in my neck of the woods.
Which made me wonder ... could I really get away with giving out candy canes for Halloween? I mean, what if I had
procrastinated curtailed our sugar consumption waited one more day to purchase our treats? Had I waited until the witching hour of tomorrow, there might have been a good chance that I would have been handing out candy canes tomorrow night. (Or tonight, as the case may be. Apparently some communities are trick or treating tonight. There was actually a notice in our paper specifying that Halloween would be held in the township on October 31, as if this was a question. If you ask me, it's kind of sacreligious to have Halloween on any day other than October 31.)
Merry Halloween, everyone!