A nine-year-old from Bridel who is going trick-or-treating with a group of friends on Halloween has admitted to harboring wild fantasies about getting actual candy this year.
“How cool would that be if someone gave me a Snickers bar or a piece of gum,” said the boy.
While wearing a zombie costume last year, he visited up to 150 homes in his neighborhood, he estimates. Even though most people closed their blinds or turned off their lights when he rang the bell, at least a dozen curious residents opened their doors. However, none of them offered candy, even when he said “trick-or-treat.”
“A kind elderly couple gave me an apple, or at least I think it had been an apple at some point, but it was really old and shrunken,” the boy said. “Another friendly gentleman in an apartment gave me a raisin granola bar, unopened, which was kind of cool.”
“And one woman in a gigantic house seemed really embarrassed when I showed up, so she gave me five euros,” he continued. “Which I agree was very generous, but that kind of misses the point because there’s no sugar content in money, and anyway, my parents made me put it in the piggy bank.”
The boy says he’s heard wild stories about a house in Mamer where the owners dress up in costumes, play spooky music, and let trick-or-treaters take a handful of individually packaged, brand-name sweets, but the boy admits this is probably an urban legend.