Is it just me or is everyone receiving suggestions in their feed for Halloween decorations?
I myself began receiving notifications as early as May.
More recently it’s been Halloween AND Christmas.
The skeleton suggestions are making me want to put a skeleton in the patio chair this year. However, considering where I live, with so many of us close to becoming skeletons, thinking it would be insensitive, in poor taste, I’ve thus far fought off the temptation, even though prices are low right now — with the more expensive skeletons half off.
One item I saw fit right in with the Halloween costume I’ve planned for this year.
Too perfect and appropriately priced because it’s so early, I couldn’t resist.
Weeks passed, more weeks passed, then more. I never received the item and figured I’d been scammed.
No matter, thought I. The cost made it not worth losing sleep over, so I forgot all about it.
But then I began receiving shipping notifications.
I hadn’t realized it was coming from Australia, thus the wait as it slowly wound its way through customs.
It’s a good thing I received shipping notifications because, after having forgotten all about the purchase and then finding a box at my door a few days ago — a box that vibrated when I picked it up and was making noises, had I not realized it must be what the notications were all about, I would have fled and called for a check by the squad that handles explosive devices.
How did all this shaking rattling rolling even make it through customs?
So, what was making all that racket in the box you ask.
Unable to turn it off, I put it in a corner where I figured it would go undisturbed, but there was still the occasional thump thump thump in the box as the hand was set off by something or other.
Not wanting the battery to run out before Halloween, I set about unscrewing the battery compartment yesterday, as the hand squirmed in my hand and, in the process, it suddenly stopped.
I’d somehow made contact with and loosened the off/on button, a button I tried before but could not get to move.
This mein d’horreu, aka Hand of Horror is a dead giveaway as to what this year’s costume is to be, not to mention I let the cat out of the bag in an earlier post, but for those of you who did not read that earlier post …… what’s your guess as to this year’s Halloween costume?
I'm still thinking about grabbing one of the skeletons before prices go up.