Who is Ween? Why should I greet this entity?
I assume Ween is a gremlin or goblin or gargoyle or perhaps a gnome.
Rhobin Courtright’s October topic for her faithful followers is Hallo Ween, though she left out the space and capitalization. I am sure Ween will be most offended.
I spent my childhood in Hungary, unknowingly in transit to Australia. Seventy-odd years ago, Ween was not a citizen of that country, though no doubt, given the infectiousness of global culture, s/he has migrated there by now.
So, I am unable to offer words of wisdom or even stupidity regarding some alien custom I have never participated in. Fortunately, I have access to that fount of all wisdom, the search engine. According to this oracle, the eve of All Saints’ Day is yet another way of inducing people to spend money on stuff they don’t need, in company with Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, anniversaries… on and on…
Told you it is some wicked critter, whose aim is not to scare you, not to feed you sugary substances, but to deprive you of a future for trivia. You see, as a rough measure, every dollar you spend converts $1-worth of nature into waste and pollution.
OK. These essays are about writing, so I treated it as a writing exercise:
Take a topic you have no interest in and know nothing about, and write something amusing in under 300 words.
Please let me know in the Comments below if I have succeeded. Grade my effort as if you were my school English teacher, then visit the ladies below, who will no doubt offer far more conventional responses.