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Halloween and the societal presumption.

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posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:23 PM
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I hate Halloween. I can hear kids on the street now knocking on strangers doors being given sugary badness. I do not have kids. Do not want kids, so why on earth would i spend money on sweets for kids i do not even know?!

The kknocking makes tne dog bark, not even the knocking just tbe general noise outside. Drives me crackers,! Trick or treating is not even whar halloween is about, so swivel!

I have put a sign on my door "No treats sorry, it upsets the dogs. Thank you" .

I am not participating in this "holiday"

Feed your own kids sweets on your own dime.




posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:26 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Simple plan - leave the porch light off. Standard practice, which tells anyone out for the evening that you aren't participating.

I don' see the relevance o having kids or not.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:32 PM
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Bah Humbug! Sorry, wrong holiday, but you get my drift.

I get that you hate kids, but lighten up, it's one day a year.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:37 PM
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originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Simple plan - leave the porch light off. Standard practice, which tells anyone out for the evening that you aren't participating.

I don' see the relevance o having kids or not.


I think the difference may be in culture here. In the Uk kids seem to think that a polite refusal and explanation should be ignored and finf it apprpriate to bang away regardless.

To us Haloween is an annoyance that upsets the dogs and causes unneeded noise.

Humbugs to you all.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:40 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

But it all starts tonight the 6 weeks of fireworks, the christmas songs everythkng geared up towards consumerism and social pressures. Halloween is the beginning of the christmas madness.

And on principle i disagree to halloween as it has once again another mechanism to get people slending money on the paraphernalia when it wou,d be ccheaper to give you kids an extra bar of chocolate today.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:41 PM
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a reply to: LadyGreenEyes

If we aren't going to be home that night, we usually leave a big bowl of candy right outside the front door. That usually satisfies 'em.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:45 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Oh I kind of get the fireworks problem. My dogs are scared to death of fireworks. We have them on July 4th and New Year's Eve. But they buy tons and tons of fireworks, so they fire them off for about 2 weeks each holiday.

Meh, I just turn up my white noise machine, put my earplugs in and let my dogs sleep with me. Problem solved.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Cool story bruh, feel better?

Would've been cooler if you'd managed to work a dragon in there somehow.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:53 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Cool story bruh, feel better?

Would've been cooler if you'd managed to work a dragon in there somehow.


Maybe next year on St . George 's day when all of the Britain's First brigade annoy me,



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 03:55 PM
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Do what hubby and I do...leave the lights off, have something delicious to eat and watch spooky movies all night. We don't get many kids at all in the neighborhood anyway and especially being on the third floor. Also with both of us being disabled, neither of us feel like jumping up and down all night to answer the door. I make up special bags for my little great Niece and Nephew with Halloween craft kits and some candy and they get it just before Halloween.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:04 PM
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originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Cool story bruh, feel better?

Would've been cooler if you'd managed to work a dragon in there somehow.


What does a dragon have to do with this?

Maybe I am simple but....



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: Night Star
Do what hubby and I do...leave the lights off, have something delicious to eat and watch spooky movies all night. We don't get many kids at all in the neighborhood anyway and especially being on the third floor. Also with both of us being disabled, neither of us feel like jumping up and down all night to answer the door. I make up special bags for my little great Niece and Nephew with Halloween craft kits and some candy and they get it just before Halloween.
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I have my vriends little girl trick and treating on Monday as she is away this weekend but she has already given me the sweets to give her.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:07 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

I totally understand not wanting kids knocking on the door if it makes the dogs start barking. It can get fairly stressful for the dogs if they aren't used to all the knocking and tons of people outside. I work at a pet boarding and grooming facility and the place is currently full with mostly overnight boarders. Ones that dropped off around noon today. Just because of all the people walking around and kids knocking on doors. I feel bad for the owners that have to pay for boarding due to the stress the holiday may cause for the dogs.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:15 PM
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Even when we leave our light on, this neighborhood is sparse on kid, so we just leave it off. There are a couple of streets around us full of older folks who LOVE having little kids come by, so whole street is lit up and every parent knows about it and everyone takes their kids there.

It works.

As for fireworks, technically, they're illegal, but they get sold year-round, so any excuse is a good one as far as folks here are concerned. Royals won? Fireworks. Holiday? Fireworks. Graduaton/wedding/baby? Fireworks ... Bored? Fireworks. Alcohol? Fireworks.

Don't move here. You dogs would have a nervous breakdown.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:17 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

No offense meant to you, but you sound like who they kids refer to as "the Mean Lady (or witch) on the street"

The one the kids warn each other about on Halloween,,"Don't go near that lady's house". Or Else!
C'mon, just because you don't have kids doesn't mean you should begrudge the children from having a fun evening trick or treating. It's only one night a year, after all!! Meanie!!



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

No offense meant to you, but you sound like who they kids refer to as "the Mean Lady (or witch) on the street"

The one the kids warn each other about on Halloween,,"Don't go near that lady's house". Or Else!
C'mon, just because you don't have kids doesn't mean you should begrudge the children from having a fun evening trick or treating. It's only one night a year, after all!! Meanie!!



When have you ever really seen someone preface with "no offence meant" and what they actually mean " I am going to to insult you here but wish not to be punished for it"



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: EchoesInTime
a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

No offense meant to you, but you sound like who they kids refer to as "the Mean Lady (or witch) on the street"

The one the kids warn each other about on Halloween,,"Don't go near that lady's house". Or Else!
C'mon, just because you don't have kids doesn't mean you should begrudge the children from having a fun evening trick or treating. It's only one night a year, after all!! Meanie!!



I am not mean. Just don't like to be pushed into false holidays or the added social pressure. We all have enough of it without now adding halloween onto the list. I am just saying 'no' to this one, as i do to cchristmas cards and presents to adults at christmas.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

You could just turn your lights off and turn up the TV louder so the dogs aren't bothered.
Didn't you trick or treat as a kid? I'm just saying that it's only a couple of hours one night a year and your OP comes across as kinda like "that Lady" down the road.

I do agree about the commercialism of the holidays. I also do not send the Christmas cards or buy adults gifts. It's all about the children.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

Woot-woot!

My husband and I used to turn the lights off or way down and be quiet and just let them knock and move on. I'm sorry the kids don't respect your wishes. Fortunately, we're now in a rural area.


originally posted by: MrsNonSpecific
I am not mean. Just don't like to be pushed into false holidays or the added social pressure. We all have enough of it without now adding halloween onto the list. I am just saying 'no' to this one, as i do to cchristmas cards and presents to adults at christmas.


I'm right there with you. In fact, we don't celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, Christmas, Easter, Valentines Day - none of it. I don't want to participate in the consumerism and unhealthy gorging that is usually associated with it all. And if people think I'm "mean" because of that, they're just going to have to think that.

We are going to our friends' this year for Thanksgiving Dinner, but we usually just enjoy the long weekend.



posted on Oct, 31 2015 @ 04:58 PM
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a reply to: MrsNonSpecific

I am probably as anti-society or at least anti-Government as anyone here. I don't really participate in Halloween for the most part, but it doesn't really bother me. On the other hand, it does give me a chance to meet my neighbors and their families which isn't without value. That being said, I can completely understand the desire to 'opt out' and I am someone who often chooses that path.




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