I can’t clearly remember when I first heard about Halloween, but it certainly wasn’t popular around these parts when I grew up. Nowadays it’s getting more and more common to have kids ring at your door and extort candy from you under threats of violence. I wonder, is Halloween a marketing scheme for sweets, or a recruiting event by organized crime to spot future talent for protection money operations? Anyway, this year I’ll have to get myself a mask to scare those little buggers! Or maybe I should go with Hans’ costume suggestion instead?