kokopellinelli (kokopellinelli) wrote,

Speaking of Halloween, I don't think I've ever posted this story (and if I have, I didn't put it in my memories, so I can't find it, so I'm posting it again).

This happened a couple years ago when I lived in the apartment in Ashland with Keels and Nina. The way our apartment was set up, you walked in through the front door, and you could either go down a hallway to our bedroom or you could go up the stairs to the living room, kitchen, and Nina's room. Immediately outside our front door was an alcove, along with all mailboxes for all 4 of the apartments. I should also note that our immediate neighbors were party animals.

I kept the bowl of candy at the bottom of the stairs. Whenever the doorbell rang, I would jog down and answer the door, hand out candy, then jog back up the stairs so I could watch TV with the girls instead of just languishing in the dark downstairs hallway.

We'd gotten a few 'treaters when this happened. The doorbell rang. I jogged down and answered the door. A teenage girl in a cape and devil horns was crouching beneath the mailboxes, talking on her cell phone. She glanced at me and waved me away. Bemused, I closed the door and went back up the stairs. As soon as I reached the top, the bell rang again.

Keely and Nina looked at me with raised brows. I frowned and went back down the damn stairs.

This time when I opened the door, the girl was standing right outside. And quite obviously toasted.

Girl: Hi! I'm Chantal, Bri's sister! Omg I went to this house and they gave me a WHOLE Snickers bar! ISN'T THAT COOL?? *steps into my foyer*

Me: *stands there in my gypsy skirts, holding a bowl of candy, thinking wtf?*

Girl: And usually I get down on my knees when I trick or treat because sometimes people don't like to give out candy to older people (note: she was maybe 16). But I went to this one house and I got a whole Snickers bar, and it's one of the king-size ones! And I didn't even have to pretend to be little! It was SO COOL! Don't you think that it's COOL?

Me: Uhh...yeah?

Girl: *smiles at me expectantly*

Me: Um...would you like some candy? *thrusts out the bowl in front of me like a shield*

Girl: *gets teary-eyed (I'm not kidding)* OMG THAT IS SO NICE OF YOU!! OH, YOU'RE NICE! I'll only have one. *daintily picks out a single mini Reeses cup* *keeps standing there*

Me: Would you uh...like more?

Girl: No, that's okay. Thank you.

Me: *still has the door open, still holding the bowl in front of me, still wears a worried expression*

Keely and Nina: *have not said anything this whole time...or coughed...or sneezed...or moved...or breathed*

Girl: *still staring*

Me: *still confused*

Door: *still open*

Girl: Soooo...where is everybody?

Me: Um...my...roommates are upstairs...

Girl's Brainbulb: *ping!*

Girl: Isn't this Bri's house?

Me: Not...that I know of...


Me: *relieved* Ha! Ha ha! Oh! You must be looking for next door.

Girl: OMG I'M SO SORRY! SO SORRY! *backs out the door and stumbles away*

Door: *closes*

Me: *sighs*


Me: Next time someone ELSE is answering the door!
Tags: drunk girl, halloween, snickers, wrong house

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