So the Drew household has installed the ceramic cut-out pumpkin with the night-light in the porch, assembled the confectionery, and is quietly watching TV and awaiting the chaperoned hordes of Halloween tinies.
The bell rings; Drew throws open the door, and - - -
- - - two teenaged lovelies in dustyspringfield make-up, school shirts, ties, and the shortest skirts you've ever seen. Jailbait alert ! - this is horror of a different kind.
In normal circumstances I am fairly quick off the mark with a half-arsed witty gambit ... and the words 'trick' and 'treat' came very readily to mind in various combinations, not to mention I've got something here for you ...
Not to mention ! That's the key: not to say anything at all - and mercifully the brain engaged first time as I silently proffered the basket of candies. The door closed to a round of approving applause from Mrs D.
Phew. Have a good weekend, all.