Monday, October 31, 2011
We live on Maryland's Eastern Shore, and it is a relatively rural life. Our little hamlet of Easton is the county seat, and it is a bucolic little town. We are out in the county, amid the corn, soy bean and sunflower fields. We trick or treat with friends in their "neighborhood" of maybe 40 houses, (an overhead shot is here, with the neighborhood being left of center along the water) which can be circumnavigated in about twenty minutes on foot. It's quite a scene, with about twenty goblins, ghosts, wonderwomen, cowgirls and a respectable Joey Ramone flitting about the dark streets. That's where the rant comes in.
There are lazy Josephuses who put their kids in the back of their Gators (we are one of the few respectable Talbot County farms without such a vehicle) and DRIVE this tiny little circuit. Of course, they pull all the way into the driveways and then BACK OUT when the troop of little trick or treaters are trying to gain access to the loot. It makes for a very annoying and slightly dangerous evening of what should be somewhat inebriated adult fun.
C'mon folks. Get your fat asses out of the Gators and walk--if you must accompany your children.
Posted by The Conservative Wahoo at 10/31/2011