I've not been able to figure out why, but people in my line of work really get into celebrations. I'm not talking about your run-of-the-mill employee Christmas party, here. These are people who have made it their business to do the holiday du jour--whatever it may be--up right.
And it doesn't necessarily have to be a national holiday to bring out the crazies. There are shots over on Material World Girl's site to show you just how over-the-top these people can be on some poor, unfortunate soul's milestone birthday.
But Halloween? For folks in my line of work, Halloween is the most cherished of all holidays. And look. It's upon us, now. Once again I must call your attention to the fact that I must surely have one of the world's most interesting jobs.
There will be an enormous party beginning at noon today, and everyone from the mail dude to the VIP dude will be there. There will be free food, a chili cookoff, and a scary dessert contest. There will be prizes, and music, and costumes. Lots and lots and lots of costumes.
I don't understand it, but I like it.
photo, Karen Barefoot