Once there, you wage war on all the costumes you’ve been hoarding, even your signature best: Miley Cyrus meets The Walking Dead.
In no time at all, you start to become irrationally upset with anybody who is so crass as to post a costume-related photo on social media. Or, heaven forbid—pictures from a Halloween party.
For days, you can’t even look at all the Halloween candy accumulating in the break room—not even those mini Snickers bars that you’d love to incorporate as an everyday staple in your diet.
It seems like only hours ago that you were actively craving them. And now?
Finally, at night (a glutton for punishment), you allow yourself a glimpse of some of the Halloween classics airing on TV.
Long story short, you’re totally not feeling those Halloween vibes…
While window-shopping on your decidedly not-Halloween day off, you notice that all the local shops are overflowing with superhero costumes.
You see everything from capes to masks to outrageously impractical belt buckles—the whole shebang, and all at a price that borders on:
And that’s when you realize that some folks look forward to Halloween because it offers them a chance to dress, feel and act like a certified hero.
A transformation (all six hours or so) that we imagine feels a lot like this:
You, on the other hand, touch (and save!) lives year-round.
Which is why, despite the fact that Halloween is your favorite-ever holiday (along with Thanksgiving, New Year’s and the 4th of July…), you’re both grateful and proud to be doing what you do—even if you’re doing what you do on October 31st.
And all the people you’ll help during your shift? They’re bound to agree.