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Holiday shopping season even scarier than spooks

By Cynthia Oi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 31, 2013

~~<p>I used to be one of those Halloween grinches, not in costume, but in attitude, a killjoy who saw doom and gloom in the excess of the holiday.</p>
<p>It wasn&rsquo;t the kids that got to me. Children donning Sponge Bob masks, princess gowns with tiaras, or whatever is the fad and favorite of the moment, and going out to indulge in candy-collecting wasn&rsquo;t what I saw as a problem.</p>
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I used to be one of those Halloween grinches, not in costume, but in attitude, a killjoy who saw doom and gloom in the excess of the holiday.

It wasn’t the kids that got to me. Children donning Sponge Bob masks, princess gowns with tiaras, or whatever is the fad and favorite of the moment, and going out to indulge in candy-collecting wasn’t what I saw as a problem. Login for more...



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