Trick or Treat! Watch out for the creepy guy in the van!

October 18, 2010

“Trick-or-treat, smell my feet, gimmie something good to eat and I hope you don’t hit me on the street!”

 

All Hallows Eve is just around the corner and little kids in costumes are also just around the corner!  Hitting a kid dressed as a Twilight vampire is not cool but hitting a 23 year old “Man-child” still living at home, dressed as a Dungeons and Dragons character should accumulate some points.   Be careful when you are driving around the neighborhoods this Halloween.  According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,092 pedestrians were killed last year in the United States.  Now when you break that down to the little children (Under 14) and Halloween, children are twice as likely to be killed as a pedestrian on October 31st, than any other night of the year, according to Safe Kids USA.  When I was a kid trick-or-treating, I thought you always had to watch out for that creepy old guy who lived on the corner and told us we had to drop our pants if we wanted some Butterfingers but now days you have to watch out for drivers, especially the ones who have been drinking!

 

Be out on the look for goblins and “Thriller’ versions of Michael Jackson this year, slow down, don’t drink and drive but if you drive a van, it’s probably not a good idea to slow down too much around the kids.  Between the hours of 5:30pm and 9:30pm is prime time for these little dressed up bastards, so be careful, you don’t want to run over a kid who might be on their way over to egg your house!  

 

I hope you have a fun, safe and happy Halloween this year!  Don’t drink and drive and don’t sacrifice any animals to any Pagan Gods and one more thing….I still hate Butterfingers!

 

Join me again next week and until then….

 

Take Care and Be Safe-

 

Danny Keaton  

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