Shops don’t simply give us what we want – they make us want it.Speak for yourself! Nothing that has been advertised or stocked in supermarkets made me buy (or want) Hallowe'en tat. This house was free of pumpkin candles and furry spiders and plastic skeletons. And of trick and treaters, thanks mostly - I suspect - to the bad weather. Not that the sweets will go to waste, the tech guys in the office will make short work of them on Friday!
But if you like that, go to it! Why not? Life’s too short to live it according to misanthropes like ‘Guardian’ columnists.