Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Tonight was odd. I expected one thing, and something completely different happened.
I have worked something like 10 or 11 Halloween nights while in the food service industry, and tonight was the strangest ever. Not strange because of the weird costumes and bizarre antics of customers (0r their children), but strange because of the lack of that. It was like Halloween passed us by, missing our store entirely. There were 2, only 2, children all night in costumes. One adult in costume, and only half in costume at that.
Most years the freaks come out to eat. I normally wait on quite a range of people, but in years past I've either had people who only come out on Halloween, or I've had people who feel liberated by their costumes (and often some cocktails too). I feel almost let down. By the time I get home, all the kids are in their beds sleeping off near diabetic comas from the amount of sugar they have consumed, and all the adults are still out partying the night away at regional hot spots.
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