It is officially Halloween now (2:30 A.M.). I will finally get the awful Halloween candy out of my house. Many people are stuck with candy after the holiday and eat tons of leftovers but I don't play like that. Once the holiday is past there is no reason for candy to be around and it is bad for you and evil. I foister it off on neighbours and friends as soon as I can. So long to bad rubbish.
But I am fine with contributing to the degradation, bad teeth, and poor health of minors by giving out candy on Halloween. I probably go a little over board on the sweets. I love Halloween. When I was kid we would go out for hours. I once brought back three pillowcases of candy. None of this half pillow cases garbage, three full pillowcases. I also collected $50 for UNICEF and this was in the seventies when fifty was worth hundreds of dollars in today's money. Kids today don't get into Halloween like my generation. I get few kids past the age when they go out with their parents. No one goes more than three blocks from their house. But it is still a really big deal for me. And I want the kids to lots of candy and good variety at my house.
It is only natural that I want to make sure that the candy is fresh and safe. I have to open all the bags and sample one of each type of candy. And you don't want to do that right before Halloween. You might have to rush out and buy a replacement bag at the last moment and only yucky stuff could be left. Prepare ahead I say. So I buy and sample my candy weeks ahead.
Let us be clear. I do not like candy. My body is a temple that is feed mostly fruits and vegetables. But once the bag is open... Cooking is like work. And hey one piece of candy won't hurt. And the one I have ten minutes later wont hurt either. Maybe the third one? But what I am saying is that no one single piece of candy will hurt me. And this will be my last one. Or maybe this one. It is through this deadly attrition that I had to go out two days ago and buy another two bags of mini chocolate bars because I had eaten all of them. And why I am rushing out to buy another one today. I would guess my consumption of candy around Halloween is about twice that of the other eleven months. But soon they will be gone and if you show up at my door tomorrow I'll give you all of them.