always love to read those "man-on-the-street" columns in my local newspaper.
It seems that frivolous questions rather than weighty ones inspire far livelier
and intriguing responses. In the same spirit, I collar friends, relatives,
and total strangers to ask them inconsequential questions on culinary matters.
A pre-Halloween dialogue with two veteran trick-or-treaters, Alex (age seven) and his sister Sabrina (age four)
Q: What kind of trick-or-treat candy do you like?
Sabrina: I like Kit Kat bars. I saw them on TV.
Alex: My favorite is Starbursts. I saw half a thing of Starbursts on the hill at the end of the block yesterday. I didn't eat them. They might have had ants. What I hate for trick-or-treat is raisins (makes dramatic gagging sound).
Sabrina: I like red lollipops. Know what? I'm going to be a fairy princess again.
Alex: I'm going to be a storm trooper. Or I might be a guy with a nerf gun.
Sabrina: I like every candy except I don't like strawberry candies...the kind which has no seeds in them but they have pictures of seeds on the paper.
Q: What's your family going to give for trick-or-treats?
Alex: My mom already got Starbursts. Maybe we'll get M&M's and Kit Kat bars too.
Sabrina: We never had Kit Kat bars in our house.
Alex: Yes, we have, you Weanie.
(Dialogue disintegrates rapidly after this point.)