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Friday Five – It’s a Party!

It’s Friday, so it must be time for The Friday Five writing prompt! Five different words each week to get the creative juices flowing. To visit the other participants, click here.
This week’s words are: favorite, costume, stumble, confuse, articulate

It’s a Party!

My absolute favorite time of year is Halloween. I love the spookiness, the fun, the costumes. I love ghost stories and bobbing for apples. Watching scary movies and stumbling through haunted houses. What I don’t like about it is when I have to work…You see, I’m a bartender.
Even on the best of days (or, perhaps I should say, nights) people can be annoying as they get drunk, but Halloween is one of the worse holidays in a bar.  People trying to articulate what it is they want me to give them (I have a rule: if you can’t say the name of your drink… if “Purple Hooter” comes out “PooPoo Hoodoo”…you’re cut off), hitting on me (I’ll let you in on a secret: we bartenders have a game we play…”collect the phone number”…and whoever gets the most at the end of the night wins a prize), or just generally walking around in their way-too-short witch’s costumes, confused and blurry-eyed.
I really do like my job, most nights, but Halloween? Not so much. So this year? I begged off and had a party at my place instead. With a couple dozen eight-year-old kids; friends of my nephew. And I’ve never smiled so much, because… I had everything I wanted. Spookiness, fun, and costumes. Ghost stories and bobbing for apples. Scary movies, and a homemade haunted house created in the backyard.
Let me tell you… adulting is way less fun than childhood. I highly recommend revisiting it.

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  1. Wow! This was great. I couldn’t imagine what I’d be like to be a bartender. It seems like a difficult job actually.

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