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Trick or Treating has sure changed since I was a kid in the 70's/early 80's

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 03:17 AM
I didn't have any kids knock at my door last night, and I even made a special Jack 'o Lantern for them!!

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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 04:42 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

Joking? I'm gonna try that at work!

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 07:50 AM
Thats why I put anywhere from 3 to 5 candies per child. I do not offer the entire bowl unless until the child is a infant or a toddler
Likewise, I have instructed my 2 toddlers to do only pick 1 candy even though knowing very well they will end up selecting 2 to 3
But it isn't too bad.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 07:55 AM
reply to post by sarra1833

Greedy little sods. Not where i am, they took one each and only took more when i said they could grab a handful.

What has changed for me though is that the kids these days have no idea what to do if you say trick. They just look at you blankly..........

Now, i can only speak for myself here, but when i was a kid the "trick" houses were always our favourites!

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 07:59 AM

Originally posted by TinkerHaus

Originally posted by glen200376
reply to post by TinkerHaus

I don't care what night of the year it is,if your little ass wipes of kids are torturing my 80 odd year old neighbour,I will yell at them.As I said,the mother and brats know this old woman and know she is disabled.
Their impatience mucked them up as they got nothing from me or the other half a dozen neighbours.
Control your damn kids!

It's Halloween.. Who's at fault here?

The kids, who are excited for costumes and candy, or the wise old woman who's had 80 Halloweens and should be expecting visitors?

As I said, rather than complain about them and whine about it, put a sign out and save both parties the hassle.

Misconception right there. Halloween is a big deal recently in some areas of the UK, not all. When i was a kid, we went trick or treating in the village i lived in. Friends in other villages never went as there was no culture for it.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 08:55 AM
Yep, its too much work fitting all those needles and razorblades into the candy! And instead of those "penny givers" who run out or dont even give-out candy...I heard they are putting "I owe you 1 Penny" slips of papers in the bags!
(JOKES fellows ATS'rs! JUST JOKES!)

Seriously, its just not the same when safety is involved. Society has made it that way over the years....

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 10:40 AM
It sure has changed. People used to give out good candy like hershey's bars and blow pops. Now it seems like all they give out is cheap candy from the dollar store that has been sitting in their cabinet since last Halloween.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 11:47 AM
SOOOO many of our trick or treat'ers were grown adults with no costumes. WTF?
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posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:01 PM

Originally posted by glen200376
My neighbours kids,three boys were just about beating down another neighbours door.I actually thought it was a drug bust.
Little ***** the woman is in her late eighties & can hardly walk.Being nosey I stuck my head out to look,couldn't help myself told them to sod off.
Their mother who walks about with her nose in the air(presumably to balance her big fat ass out) was with them and let them do it.She knows the old woman but didn't seem to care.
Saying that what did i expect from her,she has four kids,never worked and debatable that she knows any of the fathers.
Give them their due they went away without so much as a whimper(mother included).
My division,my rules!

Their mother who walks about with her nose in the air(presumably to balance her big fat ass out)
This is why I loved Scotland and the Scottish. Only people on the planet that can use the F word exclusively and somehow make a completely understandably sentence out of it.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:09 PM
Halloween, I miss you. Halloween is for the young. My youngest is 17 now, no grandkids yet. Used to be one of my favorite days. Now it's just another day. Personally we always GAVE out the treats. We didn't let the kids take them.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:17 PM
In our town due to kids from another town ( teens and 20's) doing rotten things in masks in OUR town.. we have a no mask rule and no one over 13 can trick or treat. Nice huh? The great mayor is police stating Halloween. LOL!
Hrrmmm police state... maybe we can also start rationing candy..

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 12:39 PM
You probably don't see many kids out because churches (of all places) have taken over halloween with the ' Trunk or Treats' mostly people go to the churches or malls here..the churches aren't bad if you can get past all of the ads for going to that particular church
Malls suck..only hand out coupons

We do it the ol' fashioned way and get out and walk it. I didn't see any mischief...most of the people trick or treaters and neighbors were very nice!
I guess I live in a nice place...

Anyway..had a lot of fun---

Here are my two from last night

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 01:52 PM
reply to post by intrepid

Last night was a bummer for me, maybe not my kids. Not one house was done up like we used to see. No houses had scary music or sounds, and every other house had its lights off. Humbug.


posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 02:33 PM
The kids where I live don't even bother to dress up!! They hang around in groups or 5 or 6 and knock on your door demanding money... they swear obscenities if you even offer them treats.

Now we just turn all the lights off in the house and act as if we're out.

One time though I just happened to look out of the window after ignoring the knocks for a couple of minutes to see the sweetest little girl, must've been 3 or 4 all dressed up as a witch, with a little pumpkin basket, her mum waiting patiently at the gate... I always regretted not opening the door that time.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 02:58 PM
I wasn't allowed to go 'Trick or Treating' when I was a kid, my Mum considered it begging, and an American import, not sure which was worse in her eyes
We were allowed out the night before, for 'Miggie Night', so she obviously had no problem with mindless vandalism

Because I was thus deprived as a child I funnel the pent up frustrations vicariously through my boy...he wanted to be a werewolf this year...and I clearly have far, far too much time on my hands...

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 04:56 PM

Originally posted by MystikMushroom
I never get trick or treaters anymore.

Maybe it was because I was handing out bullion cubes... "Mommy, my carmel tastes like chicken!"

Tonight I may get one, who knows. If I do, Im putting on my shemagh my friend brought back from Afghanistan:

It's about time I get some use out that thing!

Great idea! Cause of Sandy they postedphoned Halloween till Nov. 7. I will give it a try.

posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 05:19 PM
It really depends on the hood.

My hood is the best place for Halloween. If you see the parents, especially more then one,escorting the kids around, the kids tend to be a lot more respectful, and parents are watching them.

In my state, Halloween is taking a cue from xmas and kids go to the neighborhoods with the best setups. People even drive in. So many on my block last night that we thought it was a block party. So people now drive to better trick or treating neighborhoods.

But I have several neighbors that go all out in decorating, and many that decorate, period.

One neighbor creates a cool, free haunted house every year. This year he did a swamp hillbilly theme with snakes and alligators jumping out at you.

If you want a good neighborhood for tricker treating you got to make it a good neighborhood for trick or treating.
You make the parents want to trick or treat too.

One neighbor on everyblock makes a firepit for other parents to warm up and you stop and have a chat.
Some of these will have beers for the parents.

One last year gave out single serving wine. XD

In my hometown in Pittsburgh, it practically turns into a block party and so many neighbors do this, you have to be careful to not get too torqued by the end of the night. lol

One neighbor put this eerie, white skeletal witch that slowly swayed on the porch. This thing was so freaky and realistic looking that even the big kids didn't want to walk by it. LOL

THAT is what makes a great trick or treating neighborhood.

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posted on Nov, 2 2012 @ 03:54 AM

Originally posted by liejunkie01
reply to post by sarra1833

Why don't you put one piece of candy in their bag?

Thats what we do.


posted on Nov, 3 2012 @ 12:18 AM
Halloween is a great time in my town..( lots of things to do downtown and in the parks...) i have a 7 year girl and 5 and 4 year old boys well we went downtown to trick or treat first ( all the businesses do it.. it's real home town usa main street thing) and they all would put the bowl out in front of the kids and tell them to pick what they wanted... so by the time we went door to door the boys were way used to the idea that you "picked" what you wanted outta the bowl..(one piece.. only two if someone said otherwise) well about 8ish the kids have had enough and we're on our way back around home still stopping at one or two lighted houses along the way... We stop at one a few blocks away from our house and a sweet old lady steps out and the kids trick or treat!( and go to look in the bowl..) when sweet old lady slaps my 5 year old hand and says no none for you now you manner-less child... LMAO! he just looked at her like... really? your serious? thats when my 7 year old politely says no thank you.. and all 3 come barreling back down to the road!

God i'm gonna tell that story for years!

posted on Nov, 4 2012 @ 07:33 PM
I allways used to keep a bowl of ice cubes next to the candy bowl. It was for the little darlings with paper bags. Nothing like all your candy falling out and you not knowing it. Yea, I love Halloween.

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