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Did you answer your door last night (Halloween)?

PokerfacePokerface Posts: 7,960
edited November 2010 in The bottom bracket
So - it was Halloween last night. Do you live somewhere where they were all banging on your door for candy and money? (I assume they actually do that in this country?)

First time in 6 years I've lived in a house in a residential neighbourhood. But definitely don't want to deal with begging children.

What's it like where you live and did you answer the door?
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  • northernneilnorthernneil Posts: 1,549
    just get a bowl with a £1's worth of sweet but add some tangerines with pumpkin faces drawn on ... the kids love em' and you are giving them fruit !

    yeah I dont mind answering door, its all over by 7pm now-a-days anyway as its only ther little kids with parents, I think the big kids think they are too cool for school now
  • We have a bowl of cheap sweets that we let the kids dip into if they come calling.

    This is yet another thing that has come over here from the USA. The only significant thing about Hallo'een when I was a kid was it meant there were only six days 'til bonfire night.
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  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    They can all get censored if they think they'll get any sweets here...
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  • fast as fuppfast as fupp Posts: 2,277
    ive boarded up my front door and windows and sprayed 'peedoes out' all over them.

    dont think ill get many calls
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  • ilm_zero7ilm_zero7 Posts: 2,213
    Ben6899 wrote:
    They can all get farked if they think they'll get any sweets here...

    totally agree - its a nasty tacky American commercialised habit - trick or treat has sweet FA to do with Halloween - its a socially acceptable form of begging now is it?
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  • I hate the little bast4rds - they are rude to you all bloody year, and hey presto on halloween, they knock on your door expecting gifts - with the threat of mindless vandalism against your property if you dont...plus they get older, like 15-16 year olds suddenly come round in a mask and a bin bag expecting you to give them cash so they can buy a few E's - next they will be coming around with an bloody EPOS machine - its begging and anti social
  • miserable buggers.

    This is yet another thing that has come over here from the USA
    yeah, damn them with their internet and aeroplanes and mountain bikes
  • miserable buggers.

    This is yet another thing that has come over here from the USA
    yeah, damn them with their internet and aeroplanes and mountain bikes

    big difference between items and culture - if indeed the USA has culture........ what they have they can keep or the rest of the world becomes the 51st state NO THANK YOU
  • Mad Roadie wrote:
    miserable buggers.

    This is yet another thing that has come over here from the USA
    yeah, damn them with their internet and aeroplanes and mountain bikes

    big difference between items and culture - if indeed the USA has culture........ what they have they can keep or the rest of the world becomes the 51st state NO THANK YOU
    ....some examples of those contributors to US culture for you: Howlin'Wolf, Beach Boys, The Byrds, Bob Dylan, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, T.S.Eliot, Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, David Lynch blah blah blah blah etc..........
  • shh IronHorse100...don't come round here with your cold hard facts. We're on a Daily Mail rant here.
  • Ben6899Ben6899 Posts: 9,545
    Aye the America hate is a bit lazy, really... and tiring.
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  • softladsoftlad Posts: 3,513
    shh IronHorse100...don't come round here with your cold hard facts. We're on a Daily Mail rant here.

    exactly - trick or treaters could be al qaeda terrorists in disguise. If they ask you to post anything for them, just say no....
  • Ben6899 wrote:
    They can all get farked if they think they'll get any sweets here...

    totally agree - its a nasty tacky American commercialised habit - trick or treat has sweet FA to do with Halloween - its a socially acceptable form of begging now is it?

    Nothing wrong with adopting a bit of American culture said the young boy at the door

    No there is'nt[as he sticks a 9mm in his face] "NOW GET OFF ME F***K'N DOOR STEP" :twisted:
  • mijolimijoli Posts: 7

    Nothing wrong with adopting a bit of American culture said the young boy at the door

    No there is'nt[as he sticks a 9mm in his face] "NOW GET OFF ME F***K'N DOOR STEP" :twisted:

    I know what you’re thinking: “Did he fire six shots, or only five?” Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I’ve kinda lost track myself. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself one question: “Do I feel lucky?” Well do ya, punk?
  • Got some nice chocolate and gravel covered sprouts ready should "The Ambassador" come a knocking this evening! :D
  • trevsantrevsan Posts: 24
    im no misery but car'nt be bothered when i was a kid it used to be a pumpkin with a tealite in job done :x
  • dmch2dmch2 Posts: 731
    No one's called yet. If it gets past 7pm I'm calling that too late for any children small enough to be asking for sweets.
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  • Had the first one about 4.30pm. Mrs Tank quite enjoys giving the small kids some cheap sweets, I'd sooner pour boiling oil on them whilst bellowing trick. :twisted:
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  • Tom ButcherTom Butcher Posts: 3,830
    The missus has bought about £5 of sweets to give out - despite the fact we average about one trick or treater per year. Not that she'd do that just to eat them herself of course.

    it's a hard life if you don't weaken.
  • Sirius631Sirius631 Posts: 991
    For years, I've pulled the batteries from my doorbell and sat here in blissful ignorance. Pity the fireworks have started, although I have noticed a distinct improvement since they became stricter about the licencing of the sale of fireworks.
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  • FlasheartFlasheart Posts: 1,278
    Mad Roadie wrote:
    miserable buggers.

    big difference between items and culture - if indeed the USA has culture

    Yoghurt has more of a culture :P
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  • HrunHrun Posts: 116
    I do.

    The way I figure it is it is the under tens that come knocking and if I have a good relationship with them (as we don't have kids) then we will get on better when they are teenagers.

    Only thing was I went to get the bag of sweets to put in a bowl ready and found Mrs Hrun has eaten 1/2 of them :d.
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  • Mike HealeyMike Healey Posts: 1,023
    Only just had one. Said "sorry, kids, I don't do Halloween."

    They said, "OK" and went. Mind you, nice area, mine
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  • ScrumpleScrumple Posts: 2,665
    two bags of fun size, one of lollies, and one of chews.

    £6 is better than saying no...

    All the kids here have parents in tow, and make the effort to dress up.

    Greedy fellas though, I've had 5 hands in the bowl at once. Patience, children!
  • Buckled_RimsBuckled_Rims Posts: 1,648
    I find all this strange.

    Firstly we encourage young kids to threaten a "trick or treat" gangster style extortion on people living in their own homes (wait until they're 15 it really does get menacing!)

    We also spend all year telling our children not to speak to strangers or accept sweets, but on this one dark night we say "OK go to strange people houses and talk and accept from them."

    A few years ago, my mate living in a rough area of Newcastle had a knock on the door from a group of men asking for beer or a trick (ie smashed car window). He gave over £2 instead. My mate watched out of the window as they knocked on a few houses. Mmm, what would you do?
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  • andy162andy162 Posts: 634
    I've had about half a dozen raiding parties round. Don't mind tbh, all the kids have made an effort & most have Mum or Dad in tow. Haribo multi packs seem like the way to go.
  • dodgydodgy Posts: 2,890
    Scrumple wrote:
    £6 is better than saying no...!

    That more or less sums up what's wrong with it imo.
  • Weejie54Weejie54 Posts: 750
    All the kids here have parents in tow, and make the effort to dress up.

    Same here. Think yourself lucky you are not in Orkney. You might be missing a gate or two - or maybe minus a bike or some windscreen wipers.

    It seems one or two folk in this thread are practising for the part of Scrooge.
  • I have no money or sweets to give them. I doubt they'd appreciate a bowl of cereal (that's all I have in, I'm a poor dole boy) so I just don't bother.
    Plus they don't deserve it, they're little sh#ts round here (Gorton, Manchester).
  • note on door saying "gone out, please help yourselves" then an arrow pointing at empty box :lol:
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