Our local newspaper has a columinist named Sam Venable who writes some of the funniest stuff you've ever read.
This mornings Halloween column was funnier than usual though.
*** WARNING *** Don't be sipping on any sort of beverage when you get to the end unless you want to clean off your screen.
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"It was about 10 o'clock and the few trick-or-treaters had trailed off," Harold recalled. "Ada went to the laundry room to run a load of wash. She told me to listen for the door and give out candy."
Sure enough, the bell rang. Basket in hand, Harold walked to the door and opened it. Outside stood a lone visitor, clad in a long coat and a paper bag mask."
And of course tonight is Halloween so be ready for all the little ghosts and goblins that will be visiting your house.
There's still time to make your candy and treats work for you.
Every Halloween I get a box of 100 sandwich baggies and put several pieces of candy in there along with 2 of my business cards. I give out pretty good stuff too such as minature candy bars, bubble gum, Tootsie Rolls, etc., with about 5 pieces in each bag.
There's two reasons:
- I see the business card as sort of a "seal of approval" on the candy because it's readily apparent where it came from.
- And more importantly to me, I think it could be a source of business. Think about it; mommy & daddy are going to be going through juniors candy looking for dangerous stuff and they come across your baggie with the business cards. "Hmmmm they think, that's pretty nice of ol Jim to give out such great candy and identify where it comes from so we don't have to worry." "By golly, we've been thinking about buying that bigger house so I'm calling Jim tomorrow."
Read Venable's column; it's guaranteed to at least make you smile if not burst out laughing.......but, watch that beverage and be sure to put it down before reading or you'll be looking for a paper towel and some screen cleaner.