The Captain is from a small town in the midwest.
We visited in the month of October. Halloween time.
Where I come from, on Halloween, we TP’d the house of someone who had scorned us. Someone we didn’t like. Maybe a school teacher.
Either way, we only TP’d the enemy’s house. Right?
In The Captain’s hometown, if you get TP’d, it means you are liked. The more you get TP’d, the more you are liked.
It goes on, the whole month of October. Beginning to end.
While there, our son, Boo, got to participate in this ritual.
He was having too much fun to realize how cold and wet he was.
First, they stopped for dinner, just before dark. And planned their strategy. Then off to Walmartz, to stock up on the tools of the trade. The got sly grins and knowing nods as they each walked out with all the TP they could carry.
Then it’s off into the darkness. Staying in the shadows.
Two of the main objects to the fun, is one, to not get caught and two don’t lose your whole roll of TP into a tree. You must keep it rolling, unwinding.
My brother-in-law and his family still live in TP country the mid-west. And according to the reports I’m getting, he has been TP’d once a month, the whole year. He is well liked in his part of the woods.
I’m not so sure that’s a good thing.
Personally, I would get tired of climbing trees and standing on ladders to remove the decorations the admirers have so fondly adorned the yard with.
Boo wants to move there. Just so he can TP peoples houses.
I, personally, have a few people in mind who I would like to TP.
How about you?
Note: My Mother and Father-in-law took these pictures during their recent trip to the mid-west. Thank you, Mom and Dad!!
This is not my Brother-in-law’s house. He had something a little more interesting delivered to his yard while my Mother and Father-in-law were visiting. I’ll tell you about it tomorrow.