A Halloween Gimmick

We share a foyer with the apartment next door, whose tenants have chosen to celebrate Halloween by setting up these little figurines in the foyer. They are activated by motion sensors; so every time someone opens or closes the door, or moves in anyway, these figurines flash lights and chant “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!” Then they cackle maniacally, like Alexa on a bender.

After about the 50th repetition of this, it gets somewhat annoying. And we’ve got 21 days of it to look forward to.

Somewhere out there, in all probability, is someone who has been driven mad by these very figurines. We don’t even get that many trick-or-treaters. The only way to get them here is to forget to buy candy for them.

I’ve always enjoyed Halloween, but this is adding a burden to it.

13 comments on “A Halloween Gimmick

  1. I don’t suppose there’s any way you can negotiate with your neighbors about putting the gadgets on “silent” or setting them out (or activating them) only at certain times or days?

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