S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen
owlfish

The night of bad jokes

My sister tells me that telling jokes to earn one's treat for Halloween is a Des Moines thing. People in the DC area don't do it. Really?

Poll #2026710 What do they say on Halloween?

Do children/people tell a joke for a treat on Halloween, in the area you currently live in?

Always. Make them work for it (but not very hard).
1(2.6%)
Sometimes.
0(0.0%)
No, they just say "Trick or treat".
20(51.3%)
No, they just expect a treat without saying anything.
2(5.1%)
No. No one here goes trick-or-treating.
6(15.4%)
I don't know - no one comes to my door.
6(15.4%)
I don't know - I never answer the doorbell on Halloween.
1(2.6%)
Other, to be explained in a comment.
3(7.7%)

Do children/people say "trick or treat" when they come to the door on Halloween, in the area where you currently live?

Always
11(52.4%)
Sometimes
10(47.6%)
Never
0(0.0%)

What's the best joke you've heard this Halloween (if any)?

Tags: food, two sides of one ocean
Subscribe

  • Tasting chocolate

    One of the highlights of going to the Chocolate Show today was a panel called "Judging the Judges". The award winners of a raft of major chocolate…

  • Theo Randall at the Intercontinental

    For weeks, I'd been looking forward to eating at Dabbous, but they cancelled at the last minute, thanks to a gas leak. We already had childcare, so I…

  • A bun-worry

    The phrase "bunfight" has been in avid use today, apropos of UK university Clearing, the process by which would-be university students go shopping…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.
  • 6 comments