I will start out by saying that I’m not the most social person in the world.
Shocking I know.
I’m not shy and I am capable of mingling and carrying on conversations with strangers, it’s that I just don’t go out of my way to make friends with everyone I meet.
When our Halloween display is up we get about one hundred adults that stop by and want to talk about the seasonal decorations in front of them.
I’m cool with that.
Every year a few of the folks stick in my memory, these are the folks that deviate from the normal topics and take the conversation to strange new places.
The" Nativity Scene" Lady
This woman was very pleasant but somehow got the idea that I should use my papier mache skills to make a nativity scene for Christmas.
She said it once, she said it twice…she actually said it seven times (yes I counted) and I was cool with it until she said, “You should make a nativity scene instead of this Halloween crap.”
She lost me right there….she left saying she was coming back in two months to see it.
Little does she know that if I ever did make a nativity scene it probably wouldn’t be what she was expecting.
Do little fuzzy lambs have fangs?
The "You Should Have Done This” Guy
Every year this type of guy visits our display.
Every sentence starts with “You Should Have…”
“You should have made all the eyes light up.”
“You should have made a headless horseman.”
“You should have made this jump out.”
It went on and on.
I wanted to look at him and say, “You should shut up.”
The "Scary" Guy
This is the first year I ever thought we were really going to have a problem.
A man walked up to our front porch (which is behind the display) and approached me with what I can only describe as a gruff tone, appearance and demeanor and asked, “So, what is all this about?”
That's no greeting.....
I braced myself for something bad.
My reply was “It’s just our Halloween display.”
He looked at me, sort of smiled then asked, “Can I take pictures?”
“Sure” I replied.
Off he went a happy camper snapping his photos.
As the old saying goes I guess you can’t judge a book by its cover.