I’ve lived in Parkfairfax for a number of years now, and in spite of my best efforts on Halloween there have been no trick or treaters on my block. I’ve actually run half a block down the street shouting “I have candy!” when I saw kids dressed up. In hindsight, that was a bit creepy.
I was super thrilled to see the last couple of years that a resident started up a map of addresses that will be giving out candy. I live up two huge flights of steps, in a rather dark and secluded courtyard. No one around me is very festive. So being highlighted on a map sounds like a fantastic idea given how many courtyards there are in the neighborhood.
Apparently, not everyone shares the idea that this map is a very neighborly attempt to make trick or treating a bit easier.
What is this map thing about Parkfairfax? Why in the workd [sic] would anyone make trick or treating complicated. Last year I bought $100 worth of candy only to have one family come to my house.
Just now I see a post in response saying there is a map. I didn’t see anything in the newsletter. I dont see anything in the by-laws.
Is this a secret club? Why is Northern VA so weird?
Complicated? Try being a parent and trying to figure out who is giving out candy in a maze of thousands of garden style condo units, up numerous huge flights of steps, in darkened courtyards. If it’s weird to come up with a nice solution for trick or treaters, then OK, I volunteer to be weird.
Also, nothing is secret in Parkfairfax. Hate to burst anyone’s idyllic bubble. Things you THINK are secret and you don’t want your neighbors to know about…they’re not secret. Everything is posted to the Facebook group. (Why else would I have this blog?).