A traditional Halloween with trick-or-treaters going door-to-door for candy will not be allowed in Los Angeles County this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Boooooooo. It can be done safely with a little creativeness. They want to cancel something, cancel Santa at the mall. Halloween has already been cut back far too much over recent years, cut to a ridiculous level, they need to let it be this year.And so it begins or ends depending on how you look at it.A traditional Halloween with trick-or-treaters going door-to-door for candy will not be allowed in Los Angeles County this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.abc7.com
Why would anyone allow their children to go up and knock on strangers' doors and take candy from them during a pandemic? And why would anyone want a bunch of kids coming up on their porch?How does one 'cancel' trick-or-treating, exactly? Unless they make it illegal, what's stopping anyone from doing it anyway?
meh. some years there is more salvage than others. Pallets is nothing new.remember the Pallets of Easter Salvage ?,
there are already Pallets of School Supply salvage,
history has proven : there WILL BE pallets of Halloween salvage
‘We’re just being sent TOO much.
We could fill 40 feet of hand sanitizer if we put it all out.
Giving out candy has always been hit or miss at my house, depending on who was home and who felt like doing it. We are perfectly fine keeping the light off this year.There will never be a next year though. It's here to stay. We have to learn to live with it, rather than wishing for a future where it's gone.
All the people that rushed for a LOA, I did think it all silly. Not the LOA itself, the concept that 120 days later it'd be all over with. I wondered why people were even bothering right off the bat rather than when it is needed (like store outbreaks) and what they would do when 120 days passed and it was still around.
Who would want candy? Someone who (despite all children being the spawn of demons who should pop out fully formed and 18 years old) enjoys that children get a fun playtime of make believe and silly innocent scares. Someone who wants to make kids have fun. Someone who adores seeing the kids all made up, even the 16 year olds who make a vague attempt at a mask and dark clothes. They all come from the ball sack of Satan, but kids have their cute moments.
Kids taking candy dangerous? Don't you remember hospitals doing free Xrays of candy to look for metal and having to check items for tampering due to poison? Danger's been around a long time, you learn to adapt your habits to live with it.
I'm going to adapt. I'm going to use bags, glow in the dark material, and lots of throwing.
We've given lots with ordinances that mandate trick or treating during daylight hours (so much for a frightening fake graveyard) and ridiculously low ages (12?). Don't give up everything.
Thats fine for you. Don't legislate everyone should follow your choices. There's ways to do it safely.Giving out candy has always been hit or miss at my house, depending on who was home and who felt like doing it. We are perfectly fine keeping the light off this year.
The scale is personal freedom vs public safety. If the risk to public safety is low then it's a matter of personal freedom. If public safety is high, then that should be first. Like bike helmets, most places don't mandate them because the risk to others is low, even though the risk to the person is ridiculously high.I'm not a legislator so I can't legislate anyone's choices. I can voice my opinion though. I love autumn and Halloween, but handing out candy is not the thrill for me. I love the decor and the spooky atmosphere, and I love visiting Salem, which I will miss this year, but it is what it is.
The world has been through many times where disasters both natural and man-made have disrupted life as they knew it. Ajustments and sacrifices had to be made, and they have to be made now. That may look different for different people, but there are certain precautions that are pretty obvious and certain behaviors that are obviously riskier than others.
Halloween also involves kids. You know, the small people that put their hands in their mouths and then touch EVERYTHING.The scale is personal freedom vs public safety. If the risk to public safety is low then it's a matter of personal freedom. If public safety is high, then that should be first. Like bike helmets, most places don't mandate them because the risk to others is low, even though the risk to the person is ridiculously high.
Halloween trick or treating has to have less risk than grocery shopping. You shop indoors with circulated air, anyone could have touched the packages you touched (like milk jug handles) two aisles over someone could have sneezed softly and you walk into the invisible droplets without knowing, then you contaminate your debit card by touching it with the same hands that grabbed cereal and milk, contaminate your steering wheel when you get in the car. Halloween is outdoors with breeze, smaller groups, you don't have to get all close to the product, and the candy can sit until the 2nd so germs die off.
Last year, we didn't have a flipping plague on.Why did you have no concern for last year's germs? It's not like the chance of catching a disease is new, parents managed enough hygiene to protect the kids before now. Step up the game a bit when using tried and true methods works.
THIS.meh. some years there is more salvage than others. Pallets is nothing new.
However, the 1000s of eaches of off-brand sanitizer is new and over whelming.