Halloween is getting more and more popular in Germany but it is not yet quite mainstream. Case in point: Halloween zombie mistaken for murder victim. That is so German in so many ways.
Anyway, we carved pumpkins last night and put them on the front bench when we were done (I won this year, hands down. Pictures are coming soon.) And then sadly…after we put out the jack-o-lanterns, we went on a twenty minute walk. When we came back, M’s pumpkin was gone. We found it smashed on the ground around the corner in front of a restaurant. Of course nobody saw anything. Those fuckers. They didn’t take my pumpkin because it probably scared the hell out of them. Yeah, it’s that good.
I bought candy but no kids came to the door except one little boy and his dad who I found checking out the pumpkin wondering why it looked so awesome. They were a bit unfamiliar with the Halloween concept. I schooled them on it. They got some candy but I’m not sure if they know why.
I didn’t dress up because, as the linked article demonstrates above, who knows what kind of trouble I could get into. Although my friend Bob has a pretty good costume. (don’t click if rubber dildos make you uncomfortable. Ummm, you know what I mean.)