Tangents With Toby
Tangents With Toby

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Happy Halloween

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It's Halloween today so I thought I would share three stories of some past experiences of my Halloween trick or treating in the day. One was way back in the '80s what was in the 90s and one was in the 2000s. I sure hope you like because the experiences went from okay to funny to what the hell

Tangents with Toby Halloween edition. Good morning everyone, afternoon evening wherever you are. Thank you for tuning in to this wonderful podcast. I thought i'd come along and do a show for you. Since today is Halloween, I thought i'd give you one, two, maybe three stories on Halloween. Very very exciting Halloween. Okay, when I was younger society, the weather really sucked and did not play well with children and also with the technology. Back in the eighties early mid eighties, things weren't as good as they are today.

And you're thinking of yourself, what is this guy talked about? Let me just hear me out the kids. Back in the day, you would go to the store and you would have the bagged costumes which they have today. The only difference is you had half fast costume with the plastic mask of whatever costume you had. So if you had Batman, you had the full face. You had a piece of elastic growing from the one side to the other. Staple right. The only catch with Halloween back in the day was you expected snow in early to mid October and it to last until March. So...

...some of these costumes and everything more or less how to fit over top of your snowsuit. So there's you. If you picked a costume that fiddle over your snowsuit, that was great. If not, the mask was your identity on who you were. If you were a superman, you had the face of Superman strapped to your face with a little elastic. It was so interesting because it was so cold, like it was in the minus twenties. In some cases that your mask, you go out, you sneeze the mask, which shatter into millions pieces would break, the string would pop off, just because it was horrible. It was a child's nightmare to go trick your treating in the eighties and you're thinking to yourself, well, just go get something...

...better like mask wise, the catch is the plastic masks. We're basically the standard for masks back in the day that dollar Rama or dollar Tree masks had better plastic and better strength. Everything like that, better look, better feel than the mid eighties. That's how far we've come along with developing different things. Like it just blows me absolutely. So you have horrible masks, you have winter and your costume more or less chance of not fitting over top of your hollow wheek or your winter clothes. So that was it so next to you know, halfway through, you're going up to doors going trick your treat. I'm super bad vers a mask. It broke. So it absolutely sucked,...

...but you know, the fun time wise, it was great. Fast forward a few years down in Haig School, I don't remember was the grade five or grade six, it was five or six. I wanted to be the executioner. So my mom went out, she got the site and she goes, we're gonna make your own cashtion. We'll talk about you know. It was good. The idea was there. There was just a few things that I didn't line up properly. And to this day I think my mom, because that Halloween was probably one of my top two favorite Halloweens of all time. True of the costume didn't look as good as this so other kid...

...who actually got his mom and dad to purchase the costume from an actual store. But let me tell you later that night, I went out with one of my buddies from class and we thought we'd hit up the richie rich part of Tampa. Wait, of course, you got a big chocolate bars, a lot of presents, gifts. It's just no doubt about that. You've gotta do it. So we did that, and we were making, you know, half decent time, going around getting our our gifts and no, not, our gifts are our chocolate. Then we hit our buddy, uh...

Terry's house. I went up to the door, knocked, and Terry's mom, oh, okay, you're eating. Okay, we get that, you're you, you're you. That's pretty cool. Gives us candy. So we're like, have yourself a good day. We're starting to walk off and my buddies pillowcase broke. Candy went everywhere, and I just started laughing because it wasn't like a little string that came out. It was literally the whole bag decided to just dump everywhere on Terry's yard. It was a unbelievable, immaculate, like freaking hilarious. So of course I went back, uh used the...

...telephone. Terry's mom gave us a pillow cases here, pick it up, go have fun, and glided up. So I helped my buddy put everything into the pillowcase. Who we went and we started laughing. Told him buddy's mom, Mom's just shaking her head laughing, goes at least that never happened over top of his dream opening or else You're candy would have been gone forever. And it's like, yeah, you know, she's right looking back at the picture, even that my mom took of both of us standing there. The part that really cracks me up about that night isn't the fact that the candy spilled all over Terry's lawn, but when she took a picture my pillowcase with eyes cut out. Yeah, that's what it was. But you know,...

...it is what it is. We made with what we got. It was crooked, so the picture with how it was, it looked like I was freaking drunk. It was hilarious every time I see it, no matter when it is. If I go take a look at it now, I would laugh because it just had this funny I don't know, it's just something about it that made me fun made it funny. All right, Let's go fast forward a few years here and there. As soon as I got to a certain age, it was basically, don't dress up for Halloween. Who really give it? Rat's ass? Early two thousand's I did dress up like Michael Myers. That was it. Otherwise, and two thousand six, I think was I know she says in six, No, it was two thousands...

...seven. I think it was a two seven or eight. I think it was an eight. I dressed up like a full blowing goth. I had the black hair that I died. I had the white makeup, I had black lipstick. I had fingernails painted. I had Doc Martin's big baggy pants with chains on them. Like. I spent at least three hundred dollars all said and done for my costume. Everybody loved it, and sad thing was, I was the only freaking one there who was dressed up. I stood out like an absolute sore thumb. But you know, that's absolutely fine.

Then between tent eleven at night, I was, you know, doing my shift, and you had drunk people across the road at the local bar. One guy came over, looks at me, drunk as hell, falling over. Then he goes, uh, damn, Halloween, it's time for you people to come out. I'm looking. I'm like what. Then he goes a should come around kick your ass, And meanwhile I'm looking at this guy trying to figure out what he's talking about. Then it realized he hated goths. Their buddies. They're like, no, no, man, don't don't don't you don't know what he has in those pants, like, and I'm for once in my life working at gas station like I did that for about...

...ten years and that was the only time that I actually felt right. Thank god those guys were there. They got him out. That was fine, and um, it's like never again. I'm never dressing up like hollow for Halloween every yet. I know that was just like once in a million chance, but still I took fun. I tried making my job more interesting, making the environment more interesting, but instead of almost got my ask kick because somebody had an issue with somebody dressed up like a freaking goth like it. It's people like that that destroys other things. You know. I could have just brushed off, did whatever, and mosey on my way. I know the best God towards me, which technically it shouldn't, but it did.

So what are some of your Halloween experiences? Good, bad, funny, poor ha ha? Well email them to me, tell them and if I get some, I will actually read them out and share with everybody their Halloween experience. Well, make sure you email me at tangents with Tobi at gmail dot com, then follow me on all social media tangents, Toby and we could go from there, but at the meantime, you guys, thanks for tuning in, and Happy Halloween.

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