My youngest son, Alex, had an idea for Halloween.
He decided he was going to be a scarecrow, sitting on the front porch with a plastic pumpkin on his head. He wore gloves, exposed no skin and wore ratty clothes.
The idea was that as soon as he was alerted there were some trick or treaters coming by, he would sit motionless on a bench, as if he was part of the Halloween decorations.
When the unsuspecting would ring the doorbell, he would yell, BOO!! Apparently, this worked very effectively, scaring the bejeezes out of almost everyone who came by.
Yup, that’s my son.