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Have You Seen This? Trick-or-treater says no thanks to getting scared
No way Jose - photo by Angela Treasure
NOPEVILLE I think its important to know ones limits.

If you have poor upper body strength, steer clear of the rock-climbing gym and American Ninja Warrior courses. If your physiology doesnt abide cold temperatures, save your money and forgo booking that cruise to Antarctica.

In the same vein, October can be a polarizing month for some people. A certain subsect of the population enjoys the fall colors, pumpkin-carving contests and a warm mug of apple cider, but steer clear of all things creepy. Other people revel in spooky spectacle inherent in the years tenth month. They gleefully attend haunted houses, watch scary movies and television, and delight in being frightened by the ghouls and goblins that lurk around every corner during All Hallows Eve.

One trick-or-treater, featured in a darling video posted by "Americas Funniest Home Videos," is not one of the latter.

Adorably dressed up as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, the little girl approaches a Halloween decoration and wants no part of its unpredictably mechanical movements. She didnt even have time to click her heels and say, Theres no place like home.

Animatronics are pretty disturbing, by the way, but thats a tangent all its own.

As a fellow wuss who had to be taken out of a haunted house as a 5th grader because I was having an aggressively terrible time, I understand her compulsion to walk away. No amount of candy is worth it.

Solidarity, sister.
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