ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Today’s TRY 98.3 social dilemma came from Valerie, and it’s Halloween. Here is his email:
Hi Jaime. Let’s talk about Halloween. I know you are as excited about Halloween as I am because I saw your decorations on the website. Well, here is my dilemma. I love Halloween. I was sad when we only had a quarter of the children we usually have last year due to the pandemic. I really hope we have all the kids back this year. Well I was talking to a friend of mine about it and she said she turns off her lights on Halloween and pretends not to be home. I was a little taken aback. They are good people who are very generous, but they said that because they have a dog that barks at everything, it is too difficult to get children to come to the door. I told them my dog does that too, so I sit outside on the porch most Halloween and hand out the candy there. Or I’m just standing at the door so I can open it before they ring the doorbell. They said no, it would be too hard. So I thought I would ask you. Have you ever pretended not to be home on Halloween? Do a lot of people? I hope not. Hope you can ask this question for your dilemma. Thank you I like
Well, I admit I love seeing little kids all dressed up. I’m just as excited to hand out the candy and they have to get it, so I’m definitely like Valerie. But what about you? Are you happy to hand out candy or do you turn off the lights and pray that they don’t ring? I just thought that after last year people would be more excited about Halloween. No judgment zone here.
Do you answer the door on Halloween or turn off the lights? Let me know on the TRY Facebook page.