lesley crewe



on October 18, 2012

There’s something that happens around this time every year, that never fails to astonish me. Well-meaning people buy expensive plastic blow-up Halloween decorations for their yard, to delight their kids and scare trick-or-treaters.

Everything is fine for maybe a day and a half. Then the wind kicks up and a torrential rainstorm moves in and those vampires, ghosts and goblins are flattened into the ground, the air seeping slowly out of their bodies. These once loved creatures gasp for breath but their cries for help are ignored and denied.

What happens next is downright cruel. Their owners LEAVE THEM THERE!!! FOR MONTHS!

It’s bad enough they let them die but to leave them out in the yard to rot is ridiculous. Do these people not know how terrible their property looks with vinyl cadavers draped over their rose bushes? Doesn’t it bug them every time they come home from work, or is it just me? Whenever I see these accident scenes I have to avert my eyes. I don’t want to give into the temptation of blowing them back up with my endless supply of hot air.

And don’t get me started on the pumpkins that are left out on doorsteps until the following summer. As their wizened grins stare fruitlessly at passing pedestrians, they look exactly like abandoned old men with no teeth.

For shame!

4 responses to “Why?

  1. Shannon S says:

    with pumpkins rotting on the step & Christmas lights up yrs round its like a mashed up holiday hangover

  2. deborah says:

    Oh my Goodness the christmas wreath still hanging on the front door, nothing but brown twiggs sticking out in a circle i walk by this everyday and wonder if i should make a dash for it but then what to do with it, when i have a mile to go and a dog on the leash …….

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