Have you been to Wal-mart lately?
They're decorated for Hallowe'en. And have been for a bit.
Yeah, I know. Kids love the whole trick or treat thing. I did, as a child.
Not too keen on it now, though. Comes from being an old, grumpy fart, I suspect.
Still, the stores are decorating for the holiday.
And that's the rub.
Isn't holiday short for holy day?
Well, what's so darn holy about Hallowe'en?
Oh, sure. It was originally All Hallows' Eve, or All Hallows Even. The evening before All Hallows' Day, or All Saints Day.
But, in the U.S., it's now the night to dress up as witches and ghosts and vampires and monsters and such.
And, like I said, there's not much holy about that.
I wonder if maybe Wal-mart's trying to give Satan equal time to make up for Christmas.
But then, again, I don't recall seeing anything Christ-like about Wal-mart at Christmas.
Oh, well. They're all decorated up for Hallowe'en.
Yeah, maybe I'm just an old, grumpy fart. Because I don't like Hallowe'en.
Until the kids ring the doorbell.