Saturday, October 31, 2009

Putting The Willies Up The Old Folk

Which in another context may well be termed gerontophilia. But no, this is about Halloween. My neighbour Betty, who's 76, finds all the trick-or-treating quite scary. So this year she's fashioned this rather esoteric pumpkin, or 'bumpkin' as I like to call it, in the hope that the sight of it in her front window will put the little blighters off. Good luck with that, Betty. My guess is that it may well attract something a bit scarier than a couple of 8 year olds dressed as vampires, but hey-ho.

Personally I don't mind the rascals, and have shipped in a box of Charbonnel et Walker Champagne Truffles especially for the occasion. Not only are they delicious, but they could well redirect the local oiks onto a more aspirational path!


puffinman said...

Is that a Bumkin ???

Richard Eastcliff said...

Er, yes. That's what I said in the item, Mr Puffin. Do keep up!

puffinman said...

Sorry...senior moment, from one so young.

Richard Eastcliff said...

No worries. I have to report that I myself was mugged on Halloween on my own doorstep by a couple of teenage hoodies with pillow cases over their heads demanding money with menaces.

If it hadn't have been for the gammy leg, I would have chased them off my property. But as it was, I handed over a quid.