Halloween approaches and it's physically impossible to remain blissfully unaware of this fact. There's Halloween merchandise in all the shops (nevermind whether they sell antiques or shoelaces). There are Halloween decorations in the rest of public spaces. There are Halloween-themed advertisements in all public media and even on content writing platforms Halloween seems to be the only thing that matters these days. I'm not much of Edgar Allan Poe, so I don't feel up to the task of writing down a really good ghost story, and I'm very much disinclined to produce another sales piece glorifying benefits of polyester sexy nun costume kit (for 9.99 only), but I still wanted to have my say about all this Halloween madness. Then I've read a newspaper article claiming that on average year, Americans spend 7 billion dollars on Halloween frippery and I knew what my next article is going to be about.
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