November 1st 2011 5:49 pm
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I already wrote about this in Charlie Chocolate Paw’s diary but I thought I’d share with everycat.
German Halloween Story. Yeah, I know Halloween is over. Sorry, I just thought about it.
In Germany (where Mom grew up) they don’t celebrate Halloween. A few years ago the following happened to our German Grandparents:
Our Mom was already living on her own and the German Grandparents are old, like a 100 or so. So one night a few years ago on October 31st the doorbell rings. German Grandpaw answers and there are three juveniles, maybe 15/16 years old, on his doorstep.
The kids say HAPPY HALLOWEEN and TRICK OR TREAT. German Grandpaw gets a bit scared because the kids are dressed in scary costumes. He doesn’t speak English so he asks them what is this all about and what are you saying. The kids say: Don’t you know? Tonight is Halloween. German Grandpaw asks what that is. The kids say it’s a holiday from America and a lot of people in Germany celebrate it now (not true). And what you do is you dress up and go from house to house and then people have to give you beer or schnaps. The kids say: You have to give us beer or schnaps or we’ll do a scary trick.
German Grandpaw told them there is no way that he is giving alcohol to juveniles and they better get off his property right now or he’ll call the cops. The kids left.
Nice try kids.
Hee-hee! Maybe they were watching too much TV, that was meowmy's dad's answer to all the troubles of today's youth...
Good one though.
*giggles* juvenile males never change... ;)
halloween in fact is getting popular in germany - well, at least in berlin it is. this is what happened here the past years:
2009 - doorbell rang, human was not prepared and pretended to not be at home.
2010 - human was prepared, no doorbell rang.
2011 - human was not prepared, doorbell rang, she opened the door, saw the miniature of a really scary skeleton (holding the hand of his normal dressed mom) and had to tell him after being asked "süßes oder saures?" (german version of trick or treat) that he'd had to ask the neighbour... luckily he was to small to reach the doorhandle with toothpaste ;)
next year she'll be prepared again, i guess...
Meezer friends - indeed, those kids were all boys. I forgot to say that. I don't know where they got that crazy idea with the alcohol. Tsk.
i (cat with the scary name that starts with i) - this happened like 20 years ago I guess, because Mom has already been here for 11 years. Time flies when you're having fun. Sweet or Sour is what they say eh. Your human should have offered the little one a pickle or a sour herring, MOL.
two bad yur gram paw couldna said wait a minit ta de kids then quik called sum pole leese N then toll de kids, hang on...lemme finds a few cans...la la la ....hay, herez one can, bee rite back with a couple oh mor....sit on de step N chillax a minit....whirrrr whirrr whirrrrr...oh look, here be sum kids dressed up like pole leese....say, ewe boys know each other !!!
Tabbies! what? no trout? I was sure you were gonna suggest grandpaw give the kids some trout instead of the alcohol. Sorry kids. We got no alcohol in the house but here's a nice, fresh trout for you. Now you all be good boys and share nice. ha ha