Borepatch reminded me that I’d found an article by a guy who’s studied “Halloween Sadism” and then never posted it, so there it is. I’d assumed that most of the freak out over poisoned candy was the media’s fault, but I hadn’t realized how much of it was….
A casual friend was upset when she discovered we didn’t hand out candy. But then she’s never met Apollo in guard mode either. Not that it matters if we wanted to hand out candy, we’re rural enough that we don’t even see Trick or Treaters passing us by. Most of the kids in the neighborhood know that knocking on Apollo’s door is a good way to get your socks scared off anyway….