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20 October 2009 @ 07:14 pm
Operation Orange Balloons – Pt 2  
Well, I spent some of last Friday and Saturday wandering around the streets and knocking on doors. People looked at me warily thought the screen / security door and I said I wanted to give them an orange balloon and a letter. They looked confused, but consistently opened the screen / security door to let me give them the items.
I explained my purpose and on the whole, got agreement to give it a whirl. At two places I got “Thank goodness, I’ve been doing it for years. Now it’ll really catch on when we do it again next year”. At most places I got “What a good idea, how reasonable”. At one place I got “I don’t celebrate Halloween”, but was able to get the picture of teenage kids with eggs out of her head. At one place I got “I don’t speak English”.

And at one place I got “What exactly are you celebrating on Halloween?” With an accompanying frown and subtext of “Are you a devil worshipper?” I was able to explain I was celebrating kids seeking lollies and nothing more. Lastly, I got two “We don’t celebrate Halloween”, Devil Worshipper!, cue door closed almost in my face.

On the whole, people were pretty generous with their willingness to give it a try.
Eric TF Batetfb on October 20th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
Ha! We didn't think of actually handing them to people. We just stuck letters and balloons in envelopes and put them in letterboxes. Did the main street tonight; tomorrow will be the little side streets, until we run out of either balloons or houses.
Tonoritonori on October 21st, 2009 02:39 pm (UTC)
How did they know that you were a devil woman... I mean worshiper?