Swiss Colony: Isn't his beef not with giving out shiat to child beggers, but by having 'Trick or Treating' on the 30th childs from other neighbo(u)rhoods come along so he ends up with many, many more than if it was the 31st so these childs would stay in their neighbo(u)hoods?Sounds like greedy little farkers are trick and treating two nights running.If you leave your lights off, or don't answer the door don't you end up getting 'tricked'?
Hack Patooey: Turn off your farking porch light, numbnuts
DigitalCoffee: I'll just do what I've been doing for the last 10 years. On Oct 31st the light goes on at 3pm and off at 9pm. In that time frame I'll get maybe as many as 35 kids total. Whoever came up with the idea of having everyone park their cars in a parking lot, just having the kids go car-to-car, and calling it Trunk-or-Treat needs to die a horrible death.csb:One year I went all out. Built decorations, had the music going, did the dress up thing, and had the good candy. I got 5 kids that year. FIVE. This town sucks. Ok, maybe not such a csb after all.
rigmort: We get the vanloads of less-fortunate kids, and a lot of them don't have costumes. I have no ill will toward them... why not turn it into a positive thing and have fun with it? I imagine a lot of these kids don't have the money for a flashy costume. I also get a lot of them coming around in the winter wanting to shovel the driveway. I clear my own snow, but if a kid shows up in a light jacket and basketball shoes, I'll give away my old boots and jackets.As long as they're not causing trouble, who cares?
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: hariseldon: Dow Jones and the Temple of DoomI can't imagine being so afraid of brown people that I hire cops to set up roadblocksto prevent them from coming near my shiatty subdivision. Good lord.It's not fear, it's annoyance that once again, "brown" people fark up a good thing.At least you're honest about it.
sodomizer: Around here, the people driving fifteen minutes from their apartments to the suburban neighborhoods killed trick-or-treating. The suburbanites quickly realized that no one coming to their door was local, and stopped handing out candy entirely. "Greed is good," said the renters, until they realized that their prey had loosened itself of a parasite.
Typhoid: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: DontMakeMeComeBackThere: fusillade762: Hack Patooey: Turn off your farking porch light, numbnutsWorldCitizen: Um, I solve this problem very easily every year; turn off the dam outside lights. A light switch. It's not rocket science.Confabulat: I just turn off the lights. Those kids wanna get REALLY scared, knock on my door when I'm napping.These right here. Was that so hard?Probably because he wants to hand out candy to kids from his neighborhood, and not to the "imports" (as we used to call them).What the fark is up with all this "not from my neighborhood!" sentiment? Is this some new dog-whistle term for brown kids, or something?"Sure, I'll give candy to little Tate and Hayden from 2 streets up, but Hector and Tamar from downtown are shiat outta luck!"DisgustingAwe, it's so cute when you try to manufacture racial outrage! It can't possibly be that people tend to know the neighbors in their communities, or the hundreds of cars that suddenly turn up can't possibly be a clue (particularly as street parking is permit-only here, and whatdoyouknow, they don't have permits).Or maybe you're right, and I consider the sweet brown kids next door to be "imports." They're from so far away! It may as well be Alaska- though I can see it from my house!Halloween should be a neighborhood bonding experience, IMO, and this crap interferes with it. Also the helicopter parents that drive their kids to each house. This year I'm blocking the driveway so the lazy farks have to walk 30 feet. I'm betting many will then choose to skip us.
dcigary: We have this problem in my neighborhood. For a while there would be truck and vanloads of kids from, well, let's just say the poorer side of town, and hit the houses. We would literally get hit with 35 kids at a time. I'm not a scrooge, and I like giving out candy to kids, but it was getting ridiculous. The HOA solved that by hiring off-duty police officers to set up road blocks on Halloween night at the entrances to our neighborhood, requiring a password (sent out to the neighborhood earlier) to prove you lived there to drive in. Now we just get the neighborhood kids, which is more than enough! To everyone saying just turn out your lights - we didn't want to do that because we wanted the local kids to come by, just not the "imports"...
DontMakeMeComeBackThere: fusillade762: Hack Patooey: Turn off your farking porch light, numbnutsWorldCitizen: Um, I solve this problem very easily every year; turn off the dam outside lights. A light switch. It's not rocket science.Confabulat: I just turn off the lights. Those kids wanna get REALLY scared, knock on my door when I'm napping.These right here. Was that so hard?Probably because he wants to hand out candy to kids from his neighborhood, and not to the "imports" (as we used to call them).
AbbeySomeone: When we started seeing the roving teenagers in lame 'costumes' we turned the porch light off. If they are smoking they can buy their own candy IMHO.Changing the date of the holiday is stupid.
miss diminutive: Finally they just ended up staying at friends places on Halloween just to avoid it, but they'd always come home to trampled flowers and a rotten egg or two on their property.
Krieghund: Anyone that tries to move Halloween from the evening of the 31st...for any reason...is an idiot./I realize this guy wants to move it back
ExperianScaresCthulhu: puffy999: The odd thing is that if just ONE of these kids would go to to some of the places that aren't well known, they'd get more than they would know what to do with. Some of the people in houses where nobody goes literally dump their ENTIRE bowls of bullshiat fun-sized treats into the bags of the one group that will show up. Basically it acts as a neighborhood bribery so that the brats don't fark with your stuff when they get to the age of thievery.The places that aren't well known are the hood, and the semi-hood. The places that get all the trick or treaters are the well to do neighborhoods. Don't want trick or treaters and don't want to turn out your porch light, just move. Your post gave me a sad, though, thinking about folks who buy up all this candy to give to the little ones and the little ones never show up...
Bathia_Mapes: SpikeStrip: wish i had a vanload of trick or treaters :(Me too. I'm lucky if I get a half dozen Trick or Treaters & that saddens me. I love seeing their costumes and nothing makes me smile bigger than a first time Trick or Treater. They're so cute.When my son was a teenager we lived in a neighborhood that had lots of children. I generally got over 100 Trick or Treaters and sometimes came close to running out of candy. Those were the days.
WorldCitizen: Yeah, I've got this silly little thing in life where someone knocking on my door (or calling me) doesn't mean I HAVE to respond to them
SilentStrider: Hack Patooey: Turn off your farking porch light, numbnutsDoesn't always work in my area. Kids will still knock.Wife and I solve the problem by not being home during trick or treat hours.
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