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    or perhaps rather, where is everyone?
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    I'm guessing the halloween zombies ate you all.
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    I'm here. Did you dress up for halloween sun?
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    oh, just when I had given up hope! Although you too are safe from a zombie attack given you're over this side of the globe. In any case, no I sadly did not. I had to go to a hen's night, which while fun, did not involve serious dress ups (we all had to wear shirts made for the event, but that was the extent of it). I am planning a Zombie Dinner Party for sometime soon to make up for it. Did you dress up? How was your night?
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    Never give up hope! I worked (waitress) and we all dressed up. I was a 20's flapper, my manager was snow white and the bar tender was kermit the frog. We also had witches and murder victims. It was such as awesome night.
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    Oh, how fun! That sounds like a fantastic work night!
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    It was such a hit that the owner wants us to dress up for every major event, whether they are celebrated in our country or not. We'll see how that one goes :)
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    Haha, did they make that suggestion whilst drunk? ;P Where do you work?
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    (as in, what type of place restaurant do you work, not where exactly! haha)
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    He told me at 3pm, so I hope he wasn't drunk! I work at an Italian Restaurant, but we are technically New Jersey Italian. The orginal owner was from there and build a restaurant like the one he used to go to when he was a kid and named it after his mum and dad. If I remember right you do something in child protection?
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    Yeah, I'm a child protection researcher. Sadly no office halloween dress ups for me! haha.
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    Ok, I'm taking offense to that swine flue comment!  Seeing as how Australia has the largest % of it's citizens travelling at any given time, do you think that just maybe, it was one of your wandering own that brought it back home?  HMMMMMM ;-)We had Trick or Treaters last night and of course becuase everyone told me we wouldn't, i didn't buy any candy.
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    hahaha aMrs, clearly you still haven't fully grasped the Australian sense of humour ;P Actually halloween seems to be gaining a lot of momentum over here. As a child, I remember that there was only one time when ONE single trick or treater arrived at our doorstep. Last night, I went back to close to where I grew up for this hen's night, and just within the first hour I was there (before we went out to dinner) they had three groups of trick or treaters. I hope you didn't get egged!
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    Its getting more popular here too. When we were kids we would get a few but last year FI's parent had heaps! Mum used to put a sign on the door telling people to go away, I'm surprised we never got egged
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    I get the humour, I think I'm super sensative after listening to SIL complain all last night how she will continue to refuse to celebrate this American Holiday.  I pointed out to her that is Celtic and has been going since at 700 AD.  I got a "well still it's the Americans that only celebrate it" I'm getting a bit tired of her spouting her ignornace on more than just this subject.  It's like you know, if your going to hate Americans, you really need to find a reason other than "well this is what were told by the media"
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    If America *did* invent halloween, I can't see how that could be thought of as a bad thing! Your SIL seems very black and white about these things. Some of the random things your IL's have told you about how Australia works really confuse me! We're ultimately far more similar than we are different (even if you don't get my swine flu joke). ;P
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    Well after spending this amount of time with her I've come to the conclusion that she is just WTT.  Her opinions and what not have been ignored since late August.  I usually just smile and nod.  But last night she was blatantly wrong that it was comical.  She told me last night that next year x-mas is at our house.  I told her fine, but I doubted we would be there since we may go back to see my family.  She was shocked.  She's older than H by 12 years and is just used to being the queen bee of the family.  And that's fine, but H and I are our own family now.  She'll get used to it.,
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    I hate it when people have opinions on stuff they don't know about. In my social sciences lecture the lecturer was going off about how children in the US are forced to say the pledge, and how children who aren't from there would feel. I had to put my hand up and say that I highly doubt a child would be forced... In fact I'm pretty sure if you have different beliefs you don't have to say it. From what I heard on here when I asked I was right.
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    sorry for the mini rant.  You touched a newly exposed nerve :-) I didn't even bother to mention to her that I never liked Halloween anyway, so I didn't care one way or another.
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    Bubble J, when I was a kid we were forced to say it, but yeah, if a school chooses to say it now, you still have to stand, but you don't have to utter the words.  And your prof was wrong on the part about being from another place, we arent forced to say it becuase of the word GOD.  All they have to do is take the word God back out and all would be fine, (it wasn't there until the 50's).
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    I think kids should have to stand, but its OK for them not to say anything. When I lived in Aussie I stood for the national anthem every morning but I didn't sing it.
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    Good morning!
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    Sorry aMrs, didn't mean to run off last night, but a wave of tiredness hit me and I went to bed rather rapidly! Think I am getting a cold. I'm not sure what WTT stands for, lol, but in any case it certainly sounds like she's used to a particular way of doing things that doesn't always fit with you guys- let alone the rest of Australia! ;P
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