Of all the delightful traditions that Americans have introduced to the world– turning up late for wars; gunning down their own children for the crime of going to school; friendly fire– teaching your kids that you can go door to door in disguise, demanding gifts to ward off the physical destruction of your home is surely one of the quaintest.
It only takes one evil genius with a taste of chocolate and an understanding of the classics……
“Granted, Madam. Physically, he is nothing like a child. Still, I’d recommend giving him
all your candy, unless you want him to throw that lovely daughter of yours into
the nearest lake.”