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'Tis the season...

Last night, I cleared off the end table prior to dusting it. Yes, dusting. Whoohoo! I don't do it nearly often enough to suggest to anyone that I love dusting, which I do.

Anyway, I picked up a couple pieces of paper, stapled together and folded in half outward, making it easy to read the text. It was a packing slip. Hmmm.

"CUT OFF HAND LIGHT" was the first item I saw. Huh? My brain didn't process the words immediately, leaving me wondering what sort cut off switch or capability might be on a flashlight or other hand-held light. So I turned my attention to the other item on the list above the fold:

"SEVERED FINGER FOOD"

Got it. Zombie decor for the event a couple of Boskones ago. While it is the season for such purchases right now, the order date on the packing slip was 01-25-10.

Guess I can safely throw that away. It doesn't even have prices on it. Then again, it is kind of fun to marvel at the item names on the packing list. ED HEAD PROP could be most anything, but MEAT MARKET FOOT, MEAT MARKET HEART, and MEAT MARKET BRAIN aren't the sort of thing that's easily explained away. Neither is EYE IN A POOL OF BLOOD or BLEEDING BRAIN HEADPIECE.

We live in an interesting world. Here's hoping Halloween contains far fewer tricks that treats.

P.S. Speaking of Halloween, I'm fascinated that the Official Practice Citizenship Test in the UK includes the following question:

"23. How might you stop young people playing tricks on you at Halloween?"

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history_monk
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
That citizenship test is nonsensical - it's full of statistics that none of the natives know, and confused attempts to be up-to-date. Trick-and-treating is not a generally accepted social habit in the UK; it is regarded by quite a few as a blatantly commercial attempt to import a foreign custom, and it is actually quite rare.

I'd feel tempted to answer "Barbed wire and landmines."

Edited at 2011-10-16 02:35 pm (UTC)
madfilkentist
Oct. 16th, 2011 02:48 pm (UTC)
If the question has any actual purpose, it's to weed out the people who give that kind of answer.
markiv1111
Oct. 17th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
This is actually a very strange post, Geri. I'll be interested in seeing what other responses you get.

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