Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween.....costumes anyone?

Seems like the number of BART commuters who dress up for Halloween decreases each year! Even in the office, I see candy everywhere but fewer people cared enough to wear a costumes than the last couple of years. Some horns, some wigs, but few costumes.

It's a relief for me actually. Elaborate costumes and masks on BART and around the stations used to really scare me anyways. I didn't quite like strangers dressed up as "Jason" or vampires coming up to me to get a reaction. The more I tried to avoid them, the more they wanted to follow me.

Popular ensembles this year from what I've heard, read and seen -- Wendy's wig, Hillary masks, Bush masks with a noose, and Larry Craig with a stall.


Anonymous said...

i'm glad people aren't dressing up as much. i was walking to my car and almost ran into some guy dressed as darth vader, mask, cape, and all. he scared the sh*t out of me. i thought he was some psychopath killer. then i remembered it was halloween.

Anonymous said...

If they wanted to do you harm, they wouldn't go for the big reaction. They would look as ordinary as they could manage, so as to not attract notice until it was too late.

There. Now doesn't that make you feel secure? :)

Anonymous said...

I'm also glad fewer people are dressing up for Halloween. I myself have never liked dressing up. I've never been the kind of guy who can come up with REALLY good costume ideas. And, for the most part, I find costumes clumsy and uncomfortable. On the other hand, I really don't care if other people do. BUT, it seems like, for whatever reason, SO many people take MAJOR offense in my decision NOT to dress up. This is particulary true at ANY kind of party or other get-together around Halloween. I don't know why this is. But as fewer and fewer people dress up for Halloween, hopefully it will become more socially acceptable to opt out of doing so.

Anonymous said...

I kind of miss the elaborate Halloween costumes on Bart. It always made me smile when I ended up sitting next to a grown man dressed up as a giant cartoon character.

Anonymous said...

i have the opposite dilemma as that experienced by anonymous #3. i work in a conservative company where people frown on my decision to dress up. where did the holiday spirit disappear to? why am i the freak for wanting to get into the halloween spirit? people shouldn't forget it's halloween! and what is so scary about darth vader anyways? ;-P

Anonymous said...

When I was comming home from work (about 10 ish pm) I fell asleep (as I normally do) only to wake up at 24th and mission to have three people in full zombie gear standing outside the door stairing at me. Scared the living crap out of me. Once I fully woke up and remembered that it was halloween weekend I just started to laugh as the doors closed and the train left.

Anonymous said...

Halloween is evil.

It's satanic.

It's devil-inspired.

It's part of the TheyThemThoseType's conspiracy to destroy our good, wholesome, pure whiteChristianAmerica!!

And steal our precious bodily fluids.

Everyone activate "Plan R!!!" Bwaaa, Haaa, Haaa, Haa Ha!

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