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pipi_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-10 09:55 PM
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8. If the government shouldn't be regulating it...
then who, exactly, gets to "set it at 14 or 15"?

anyway, if residents are scared to open the door to very tall trick or treaters, and they're also afraid if they don't, their property will be damaged in some way, then I guess the older kids will have to suffer the unimaginable horror of (GASP!!!!) having to attend an actual party or something...with kids their own age...


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  -Towns bans kids 12 years and older from trick-or-treating... cynatnite  Oct-26-10 09:45 PM   #0 
  - Jesus fucking Christ  BolivarianHero   Oct-26-10 09:46 PM   #1 
  - If the government shouldn't be regulating it...  pipi_k   Oct-26-10 09:55 PM   #8 
  - There should be no age limit, period.  HuckleB   Oct-26-10 10:38 PM   #24 
     - Exactly.  jp11   Oct-26-10 11:21 PM   #32 
     - exactly, then it can be left to the homeowners  snooper2   Oct-27-10 12:24 PM   #44 
  - Fer chrissakes. People could  SheilaT   Oct-26-10 09:48 PM   #2 
  - dang-  la la   Oct-26-10 09:51 PM   #3 
  - "Relieved"--really, we're that scared of kids over 12 now?  TwilightGardener   Oct-26-10 09:51 PM   #4 
  - This reminds me of Adam Sandler's old Halloween skit, " Give me some candy" LOL  Jefferson23   Oct-26-10 09:53 PM   #5 
  - Some older children accompany their younger siblings.  demmiblue   Oct-26-10 09:53 PM   #6 
  - Apparently not in Belleville.  HuckleB   Oct-26-10 10:38 PM   #23 
  - This is bizarre.  Brickbat   Oct-26-10 09:55 PM   #7 
  - In the past when I've had kids who were too old come to my door  TlalocW   Oct-26-10 09:56 PM   #9 
  - I used to give older kids apples.  Xithras   Oct-27-10 12:48 PM   #46 
  - If you have a problem with who comes to the door then don't open your fucking door  Stevenmarc   Oct-26-10 09:57 PM   #10 
  - Yeah, that works if you're not elderly...  pipi_k   Oct-26-10 10:05 PM   #15 
  - FEAR! FEAR! FEAR! FEAR!  HuckleB   Oct-26-10 10:40 PM   #25 
  - Really?  Stevenmarc   Oct-27-10 11:52 AM   #41 
  - exactly!  shanti   Oct-26-10 10:32 PM   #20 
  - A crisp fall night, hanging out with your pals, a bagful  saltpoint   Oct-26-10 09:57 PM   #11 
  - "puts on tinfoil hat"  Drale   Oct-26-10 09:59 PM   #12 
  - so anyway...  pipi_k   Oct-26-10 09:59 PM   #13 
  - a couple of my sons  shanti   Oct-26-10 10:35 PM   #22 
  - By the time we hit 12-13  guitar man   Oct-26-10 10:05 PM   #14 
  - Around these parts it was called "Cabbage Night"  pipi_k   Oct-26-10 10:07 PM   #16 
     - Ooh, stinky cabbage  guitar man   Oct-26-10 10:20 PM   #17 
  - umm, eckhert? TEENAGE starts when you are THIRTEEN, not twelve.  niyad   Oct-26-10 10:22 PM   #18 
  - You can't outlaw stupid.  Radical Activist   Oct-26-10 10:23 PM   #19 
  - First off I know some 12 year olds who are very tall second of all are  redirish28   Oct-26-10 10:33 PM   #21 
  - Yup. -eom-  HuckleB   Oct-26-10 10:40 PM   #26 
  - Jerks. nt  woo me with science   Oct-26-10 10:41 PM   #27 
  - That's such an awkward age  Matariki   Oct-26-10 10:47 PM   #28 
  - Some good DU comments on this issue can be found here:  HuckleB   Oct-26-10 10:48 PM   #29 
  - There was a unwritten rule in our neighborhood about kids over 12 trick-or-treating.  devilgrrl   Oct-26-10 10:58 PM   #30 
  - BS.  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 12:37 AM   #34 
  - Not BS. BS is teenagers trick-or-treating.  devilgrrl   Oct-27-10 08:23 AM   #35 
     - I went trick-or-treating when I was 14 and had a lot of fun.  Occulus   Oct-27-10 08:47 AM   #38 
     - 14 and trick-or-treating? Isn't that for little kids?  devilgrrl   Oct-27-10 09:40 AM   #39 
        - Not in the real world, it's not.  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 02:42 PM   #48 
           - Looks like the "real world" needs to grow up.  devilgrrl   Oct-27-10 04:03 PM   #53 
              - Thank you for proving my point.  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 04:06 PM   #55 
     - No, it's not.  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 02:41 PM   #47 
  - I won't say that it was an unwritten rule, but when I was a kid trick-or-treating  Arkansas Granny   Oct-27-10 10:05 AM   #40 
     - The real truth is that what was childish was those who deemed it childish.  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 02:44 PM   #49 
        - So basically what you're saying is that you're going Trick or Treating this year?  devilgrrl   Oct-28-10 12:53 PM   #56 
  - We always had the older "kids" coming after our little ones  efhmc   Oct-26-10 11:13 PM   #31 
  - Trick-or-treating is not what it once was anyways.  elocs   Oct-27-10 12:12 AM   #33 
  - i was going to say, back in the day, the parent told kids no. we get lots of treaters.... after 9  seabeyond   Oct-27-10 08:41 AM   #36 
  - Some people really, really, really hate Trick-orTreat - they have to  hedgehog   Oct-27-10 08:46 AM   #37 
  - that's ridiculous  dana_b   Oct-27-10 12:45 PM   #45 
  - Young children are (ususally) accompanied by adults; teenagers who are trick-or-treating  LeftinOH   Oct-27-10 11:58 AM   #42 
  - Get a fucking life. nt  LawnLover   Oct-27-10 12:04 PM   #43 
  - when i was a teenager, we wouldn't be caught dead trick or treating....  Scout   Oct-27-10 02:55 PM   #50 
  - We went trick or treating. Liked the dressing up part the most but the candy was cool. And since  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-28-10 12:55 PM   #57 
  - This is purely a local issue.  AngryOldDem   Oct-27-10 03:53 PM   #51 
  - That is one fear-filled response!  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 04:02 PM   #52 
  - As Goes Halloween, So Goes Childhood  HuckleB   Oct-27-10 04:04 PM   #54 

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