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[Halloween Thread] Who here does not give out candy?

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout' started by Phillyrocket, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. Phillyrocket

    Phillyrocket Member

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    I've always wondered this because everyone I knew growing up loved Halloween and spent many hours decorating and buying candy, etc. Then there was always those houses that the porch light would be on but you would knock and knock and no one would answer. Why would you do not give out candy? Religious reasons? Lazy? Hate kids? Other? Maybe you're out partying? Don't want this to be a D&D topic but I always wondered.....
     
  2. Harrisment

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    The reason I never give out candy is I have 2 beagles that go absolutely ape **** any time someone comes to the door. I always leave my porch light off though to avoid confusion.
     
  3. bigbadjon_e

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    I have always passed out candy ever since I stopped trick or treating. However, this year I didn't buy any. I am one of a small handful of straight men in the most flamin' part of Houston. I have never seen kids around the neighborhood. I didn't forsee any trick or treaters that were looking for candy.
     
  4. bigbadjon_e

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    HOORAY FOR BEAGLES!!!
     
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    I really don't decorate the house much but I do give out candy.

    People who don't give out candy are douche bags seriously
     
  6. Phillyrocket

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    Probably a good idea, I was attacked once by a dog when the owner opened the door to hand out the goods.
     
  7. Realjad

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    I bought a lot of candy last year and had about 3 trick or treaters... thus I ended up eating all the candy I bought which isn't cool since I'm sort of a health fanatic.

    So for that I will not be handing candy out this year, but I will turn my porch light off.

    Back in the day the streets were FILLED with kids trick or treating.. What the hell happened, has our society fallin that much?
     
  8. macalu

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    uh, not everyone cares about halloween.
     
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    yea man, it's kind of depressing. by this time, 15 years ago the door would be opening and closing non-stop. so far, there's only been 2 trick or treaters.
     
  10. br0ken_shad0w

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    9/11 happened.
     
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    I don't give out candy. Get your own. :p
     
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    Over the last couple of years I hadnt had anybody come to my house either. So I didn't bother to buy any candy this year. I just left my porch light off.
    But trick or treating hasnt been very big in Deer Park (where I live) since that dude killed his son with poison in the pixie stick and blamed it on the halloween candy he had gotten. Hell I think that was back in the 80's.
     
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    I don't because I am in class right now.
     
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    I wouldnt want my kids eating candy from random people...
     
  15. Phillyrocket

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    I thought these were neighbors not random people.... :confused:

    Besides you may choose not to let your kids go out and trick or treat but why not give candy to those that do? :)
     
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    I've had one family with two little girls. That's it. It is now 8:00pm.

    Makes me sad.
     
  17. gucci888

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    Only had about 2 kids come so far, both groups were at least 13-14 years old.
     
  18. Phillyrocket

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    It seems like a lot of people go to the mall or similar places instead of house to house. Another tradition going down the tubes.... :(
     
  19. bejezuz

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    I grew up in a fairly religious family, and we didn't celebrate Halloween. I would imagine, given the number of Christian fundamentalist-type churches in this town, that some of the porch lights that are out are because of similar views.

    What sucked for me is I got to trick or treat until I was about six years old, and then I had to stop. My little sister didn't care as much, because she didn't know the difference, but for me it was torture. To this day, I don't really like Halloween at all. Too many bad memories of having to go to church or staying home with the lights out.
     
  20. Kam

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    i just had some 15 year olds.


    i had some autistic kid telling me Merry christmas, and then his dad telling me he meant Happy Halloween.


    We have a few kids in our neighborhood, but I didn't see them.
     

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