What just happened
I seldom use foul language.
People who have known me for years would report having never heard me swear.
This is not to judge those whose vocabulary does include bad words, and I don't want to start a debate on the merits of expletives. I just keep my speech relatively sanitized as a matter of preference.
On the way home just now, it dawned on me that I had forgotten to stock up on Halloween treats. So I quickly drew up a plan to sneak into my house, turn the lights out, and stay holed up in my office just with the desk lamp and the computer on for the rest of the night.
But the part where I was to sneak into the house undetected by the bands of children roaming around the neighborhood was not going to be easy. This is a family neighborhood, and there were lots of them.
So approaching my house, I slowed down my car waiting for the coast to clear. When it seemed to be, I quickly pulled up to the driveway, flew out of the car, and opened up the trunk to retrieve the bag. Time is of the essense. Every second counts. Run David run.
Startled, I turned around to be greeted by a little boy dressed as Winnie the Pooh and a woman.
Then came out of my mouth: "Oh s***."
Is there a Halloween version of Scrooge?
There is now.