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10/31/08
A Quirk-less Halloween

I didn’t dress for Halloween this year. I know, I know. I ALWAYS dress up. I just couldn’t get into it this year though. And rather than cheapen the dress up experience with some polyester off-the-rack monstrosity, I just decided to forgo the entire event this year. And even though while Ye Ol Company encourages dressing up, I just decided to be one of the boring grown-ups instead. It’s not like anyone other than me would care, right?

Wrong.

I didn’t realize it, but all those other boring grown-ups that never wear costumes at work really really look forward to my costumes. All day long, everywhere I’ve gone, people are shocked that I didn’t dress up this year. Not just shocked, but crushed even.

“No costume this year?”
“No, not this year.”
“BUT WHY???? I’ve been looking forward to your costume all year!”
“Uhhhh…really?”YES! Why didn’t you dress up? Can you go home at lunch and change into one?”

I thought the first few times that this conversation took place that they were mocking me and my love for all things dress up. But I must have heard this 20 times now, from 20 different people, and I can’t imagine that such a large array of co-workers would take the time to plan a group mock like that. So I have to assume that they are sincere. And they really do miss my costumes. Which I think is rather bizarre.

But kinda sweet at the same time.

Just in case you also miss my costumes, here’s a recap of last year’s, and the year before, and the year before.



7 comments:

michelle of bleeding espresso said...

I can see why everyone was so disappointed! You rock Halloween!!!!!!

AZ Dog Mom said...

You could have just said "This IS my costume. I'm an office drone." ;D

Anonymous said...

It's just not Halloween without you in costume! What's the deal????

Pam at Antique or Not said...

LOVE your costumes, girl! No wonder everyone was bummed out. You really set the bar high!

Pam

Erin said...

I now know why we are friends. We are friends right??? :) Great costumes. Love the last one. Soo cute!! I love dressing up and my girls were disappointed that I didn't dress up to take them trick or treating yesterday.

Madame Meow said...

Well, that is truly a sweet compliment. I especially love the Zorro one.

Elaine A. said...

Well no wonder they wanted you to dress up - these are all great! Hope you had a fun Halloween!