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Nightjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:11 AM
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What's the weirdest thing you ever got in your Halloween bag?
I once got a toothbrush.
One year I also got a condom from some joker.
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:12 AM
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1. Toothbrush, floss, and a little tube of toothpaste.
In his defense, the guy was a dentist. :shrug:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:12 AM
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2. A couple of years ago, a Mary Kay rep was handing out
lipstick samples to the kids. Problem was, it looked like candy. We avoided her house from then on.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:32 AM
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9. Oh come on
clearly she was drinking her money away and just gave out anything thing she could find laying around.

:beer:: :bounce:
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:34 AM
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10. No. That was me.
That was the year I gave out pillows and sheets because I was in a stupor.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:35 AM
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11. Whatever. My sister used to eat chapsticks & lip gloss all the time.
She turned out fairly normal, exceptionally normal for this family, actually.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:35 AM
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12. Yeah, okay, but like it wasn't my color.
Ya dig?


:eyes:
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Blue Diadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:23 AM
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3. When my kids were little, the neighbor girl(age 5-6) got a bag of
stew! We found out it was done by the 15 yr old down the street. They'd had stew for supper and since he was passing out candy, he thought it'd be funny to hand some stew out to kids.
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:41 AM
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4. When I was a kid, an elderly lady was handing out unwrapped
popcorn balls. Now while popcorn balls aren't weird, and it was safe to eat just about anything gotten in our neighborhood since we all knew each other, the weird thing about them was that the unwrapped popcorn balls picked up lint and debris because they were sticky. None of us realized it until we got home. The popcorn balls we got had dog hair, candy wrappers, lint, and other small debris stuck to them (think Homer Simpson's big cotton candy ball :rofl:). Most of that came from being in our trick-or-treat bags, but the dog hair was from her dog (long and white---our dog's hair was short brown dachsund fur). I'm betting not too many people ate those popcorn balls. :yoiks:

Poor lady---she was a really good cook too. :(
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 08:43 AM
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5. Chick tracts and a toothbrush
IT'S HALLOWEEN, PEOPLE.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:29 AM
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8. Same here, plus I'll add...
the woman who used to give a single penny to everyone, then say "if we saved a penny a day, we'd have 365 pennies at the end of the year." Yeah, that's real nice lady. Where the fuck is my candy?
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:26 AM
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6. .
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:29 AM
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7. A hotwheels car, pea soup packet
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:37 AM
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13. A tootsie roll with a razor in it.
Okay, that didn't really happen. :P

An apple was the weirdest thing I got. Not very interesting.
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trof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:44 AM
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15. Fruit for trick or treat is like handkerchiefs for Christmas.
blech
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:49 AM
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16. That's what I thought.
Except I think I said "socks for Christmas." :D
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:05 PM
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24. Toaster for Christmas.
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Mutley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:04 PM
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31. Or a vacuum cleaner for your birthday.
:o
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:41 AM
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14. (gave) tea packets, sugar packets, ketchup
True story. I gave all our candy away and turned off the light. I went upstairs of our little townhouse apartment and started getting ready to go out that night. My buddy who didn't live there was downstairs just hanging out...while I was in the bathroom I kept hearing what sounded like running around and some yelling but I just figured it was my roommate and my buddy goofing around or something. It wasn't. I gave away so much good candy that word had gotten around and the kids friends came all at once I am sure we had some repeats too.

The yelling I had heard was my buddy screaming up the stairs "WHERE IS THE CANDY!!!" I couldn't hear him because I was in the shower. There were 10 or 15 kids waiting outside the open front door while he ran around frantically trying to find the candy (there was none left) or something else to give them.

In our bachelor pad apartment he found (in our kitchen drawers) AND HANDED OUT the following

Sugar packets
Tea
Ketchup
plastic knife/fork/napkin/salt/pepper package
coupons (expired)
pennies
tartar sauce packets (roommate loved Long John Silvers)
Arby's sauce

The neighbors never talked to us much.
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Tyrone Slothrop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 09:55 AM
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17. I had a similar experience in college
I was at my brother's place getting ready to go to a party on Halloween; we had just gotten really stoned and were waiting for some friends to come over to go to this party.

The doorbell rang and my brother jumped up to answer it -- thinking it was our friends. It was actually several trick-or-treaters. He rushed to the kitchen and ended giving them each an individually wrapped slice of American cheese!
:rofl:

The expression on those kids' faces was priceless! I think the only reason he didn't get teepeed was because they thought he was crazy!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:05 AM
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18. LOL
Luckily my buddy went with the stuff that didn't need refrigeration.

Of course this is the same guy who once set my microwave to run and then DING wake him up in an hour. He didn't know about setting the power to Zero so he ended up cooking the glass tray and it broke.

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Ohio Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 10:10 AM
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19. Not in my bag but...
As a kid, there was a women in my neighborhood that gave out hot dogs. She was the best :)
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:38 AM
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20. A rock
No wait, that was Charlie Brown.

I never got anything unusual in my bag. Inedible, maybe, but not unusual.
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dback Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:41 AM
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21. An ice ball with frozen carrots in it
Older, eccentric lady in Seattle, who was drunk or confused when we trick-or-treated her place. Apparently, she just grabbed something out of the freezer. Bizarre, bizarre.

(The people a couple houses down from her had a huge sign on their door: "SORRY BOYS AND GIRLS, BUT GOD SAYS HALLOWEEN IS A NO-NO. COME BACK ANOTHER DAY FOR A TREAT.")
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NewWaveChick1981 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 11:43 AM
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22. I'll bet your neighbors with the sign were at a Hallelujah House instead...
...witnessing the horrors of sin and the joys of redemption instead of being wicked and having fun at Halloween. :P
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:02 PM
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23. An empty package for cigarettes....
no kidding!
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:06 PM
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25. I can't think of anything weird I ever got in my Halloween bag.
I trick-or-treated back in the days when you could still safely get homemade cookies and popcorn balls, and the neighbors invited kids in for cocoa or hot apple cider.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:12 PM
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26. Is this bizarre to give out? I'm going for it this year.


It's individual pack Play-Dohs. They were cheap. If I get candy in the house before 6:00 PM on Halloween, I'll eat every last bit of it. Plus, Play-Doh smells soooo gooood to me.

But do you think I should have some candy on hand for big kids so I don't get my car egged or anything?
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:29 PM
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27. I saw those last time I was at the store.
Tried to put myself back in time and think how I would feel. Better than an apple, not as good at candy.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:31 PM
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28. And the parents might seek revenge when this crap gets all stuck in the carpet
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Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:31 PM
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29. Probaly the wierdest would be coupons.
Have had the usual disappointments - apples, pennies, those gross peanutbutter candies in the orange and black wrappers but never a toothbrush or ketchup! :rofl:
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 12:37 PM
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30. Spin the wheel
One neighbor had a little wheel to spin that determined if you got 5, 10, or 25 cents. My kids thought it was fun.
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sevenwords Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:05 PM
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32. cassette singles
i got a meshelle n'dege o cello (i totally butchered her name) cassette single and 10 cents once.
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:22 PM
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33. Pencils and erasers.
Just what every kid wanted. :eyes:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:33 PM
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34. My parents always switched my Halloween candy..
..to their own. Was too young to know. They never put anything weird in.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 01:35 PM
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35. A pack of razor blades
that was fulla M&Ms.

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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-24-06 02:06 PM
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36. A little sealed bottle of gin.
My dad was really happy and traded me a candy bar for it.
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