With my cab unavailable this week I've taken the opportunity to get away for a few days up the Coast. Arriving in Port Macquarie early on Tuesday evening I noticed groups of young teenagers walking along the roads, causing me to use high beam to safely pass. The fact they nearly all wore black was no help to motorists either.
After mentioning this to my girlfriend I was informed the kids were observing Halloween. Yes, for many kids in this regional town the American custom is now an annual ritual.
Last year she had a couple of young kids knock on the door requesting a 'trick or treat'. A few minutes after politely refusing she heard a commotion on the street. The begging kids had been mugged by other kids for their goodies, leaving one kid with a broken nose and making local media and police reports. What can one say ?
ON a lighter note, check out this hilarious Halloween post by Irishman, Twenty Major.
UPDATE : Twenty Major's latest Halloween post.