Monday, October 31, 2005
I know I’ve mentioned before about Halloween being the start of candy season, and I think I need to clarify what candy season is:
Candy season is the time of year when candy is not only widely available to people under the guise of celebrating a particular holiday, but it’s also packaged for said holiday. Because of this seasonal packaging, it all goes on sale the day after the holiday is over. As I spent a great deal of my young adulthood devoting my finances towards my education, keeping up with the sugar habit without breaking the bank was very important. The fact that candy season mirrors the school year is especially important.
The day after Halloween, I’d always go to the store and stock up on half-off candy, the same with Christmas, Valentine’s Day and finally Easter. The holiday candy would get cheaper and cheaper, and of course would be less and less desirable. But who can resist at 15 cent bag of candy corn?
Even though I have a good job now, I still shop the half-off sales (though I don’t necessarily go out the day after). But now I’m not the only one who does that, so the discounts right after the holiday are no longer as deep.
So, if you come to my door tonight, you’ll get this fine candy that I paid full price for (well, some from the 99 cent store and some from Target’s sale with “lowest prices of the season”). I’m giving out assorted Hershey’s fun sizes, 100 Grand bars, Tootsie pops, Smarties (American) and Skittles. I like to give out a variety, with some chocolate items (which are coveted) but a fair share of non-chocolate/nuts for the kids who can’t have it for some reason.
I don’t expect to have much left tomorrow morning as I start getting more generous as the night goes on in order to make sure I have as little left as possible. I don’t want people to think that I’m selfish with my candy!