Speaking of the art at carving Jack o Lanterns, Corset and her SO took some time to go a carving and Corset is obviously not the carving master. (It's a bat) However due to a lost lighter delima, there was to be no candle lighting either. So Corset popped some old glow sticks and got some funky glows going on. Hey you never know, one of these days, Corset might even learn how to change the time stamp on her camera with a broken lcd screen. Fingers crossed for Christmas. Corset wants a puppy, a camera, and a drawing tablet. Come on Santa.
Any who, while carving my lantern to show the neighbors there were people here encase of something silly like a zombie apocalypse, corset started talking about Halloween itself and the loss of kids trick or treating. Having noticed a larger amount of things like Trunk or Treat where children meet in a parking lot and get candy without the work involved, it led me to ask why and with the group I was with, the answer was soon clear. It was a ramification of the shift in society where both parents work and neither actually raise the child. They rely on school, extra curricular, and sitters to instill core values and this leaves some of the finer things in life undone. No parent has time to take a child door to door and it has become unsafe for a pack of children to roam the neighborhood alone, so where does that leave everyone? Gathering in a parking lot for half an hour to get free candy. Well sigh.
Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, it's just not the same. It's all instant gratification with no work involved and there's no staying up to romp the neighborhood to see all the houses all neat with Halloween gear. No Walking for hours to make up for the pounds of candy you will eat that night. No treats with friends as you explore your stash together.
Well Humbug! Corset says. If it ever comes up in Corset's case, Corset will be going door to door getting candy the old school way.
Corset hoping someone will dispute her opinions in a rational well thought manner,