(Blog post inspired by STFU Parents)
In a blog post yesterday, titled "For Zombies, decency really is dead," Boston Business Journal
Managing Editor Eric Convey recounted a tale so chilling it defies
belief. (No, really -- do yourself a favor and read the whole thing.)
On Saturday, Convey and his family left their idyllic
suburban home for Big Bad Boston "for a little shopping and to expose
the kids to city life." He and his wife "did something that really appeals to business leaders and city officials alike - we spent a bit of money."
While they were innocently fulfilling their God-given rights as consumers, the unthinkable happened: they were attacked by ZOMBIES! Well, not really. They encountered a bunch of weirdos dressed as zombies:
Macy's in Downtown Crossing, my daughter asked about a woman who seemed
to be soaked in blood. On Federal Street, I noticed, my son was looking
with great concern at a similarly adorned man. In South Station, where
we'd gone to grab a snack, the whole scene became too much. We left not just the station, but the city."
even though his family retreated to the 'burbs, Convey's children were
scarred for life. Well, not exactly. His daughter said the zombies were
"greedy for eyes."
What's worse, zombies are bad for business:
sad is that for all the work the city and merchants do to roll out the
welcome mat, a few hundred people can make Boston a poor choice for a
For shame, Zombies, for shame. Disrupting captialism and harming innocent children? We thought eating brains was bad, but this takes the cake.
The commenters didn't seem to empathize with Convey's
ordeal. "I'm wondering if you keep your children inside on Halloween as
well. What is so difficult about telling your kids that people were
dressing up 'for fun'?" writes the insensitive Cyn Don. "Give me a
break," writes a rude man named Anthony Parello. "The suburbs exist for a
In related news, Mayor Menino has set up a free PTSD hotline for other parents and children traumatized by Saturday's events.
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