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I'm making the trick or treaters crazy. (Original Post) TomSlick Oct 2023 OP
Around here we have "Beggars Night." rsdsharp Oct 2023 #1
I like it. TomSlick Oct 2023 #2
Oh, yeah. It's great. Dozens of kids mumbling god awful riddles, rsdsharp Oct 2023 #3
Great Job Tom BOSSHOG Oct 2023 #4
It's 9:00 and the street is quiet - it is a school night. I'm shutting down. TomSlick Oct 2023 #5
just two little girl neighbors for us. SleeplessinSoCal Oct 2023 #6
Just lovely! mysteryowl Oct 2023 #7
Thank you so much. SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2023 #10
Yes, the trick or treaters are special, I agree! mysteryowl Nov 2023 #12
only one of our neighbors decorated their place SleeplessinSoCal Nov 2023 #13
Very nice. TomSlick Nov 2023 #11
I only got like 2 people tonight. 4lbs Oct 2023 #8
No trick or treaters in past 3 years. Nululu Oct 2023 #9

rsdsharp

(9,482 posts)
1. Around here we have "Beggars Night."
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 09:14 PM
Oct 2023

Trick or treating is done on October 30, and the kids are supposed to “earn” their treat by telling a joke. I usually tell them they can take two if they don’t tell a joke.

rsdsharp

(9,482 posts)
3. Oh, yeah. It's great. Dozens of kids mumbling god awful riddles,
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 09:32 PM
Oct 2023

often stopping and restarting multiple times, or bursting into tears because they can’t remember what they were supposed to say.

It’s great. I’d rather drive nails through my feet.

BOSSHOG

(37,732 posts)
4. Great Job Tom
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 09:36 PM
Oct 2023

I’m an old guy and the same thing. Benign attempt as chitchatting. Very generous with the candy. Don’t get much chitchat, it’s more like smash and grab.

TomSlick

(11,267 posts)
5. It's 9:00 and the street is quiet - it is a school night. I'm shutting down.
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 10:06 PM
Oct 2023

It's 365 days until I get to do it again.

SleeplessinSoCal

(9,370 posts)
6. just two little girl neighbors for us.
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 10:16 PM
Oct 2023

But we put out decorations and have M&M's and Tootsie Roll Pops. What I loved to get as a kid.
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mysteryowl

(7,515 posts)
12. Yes, the trick or treaters are special, I agree!
Wed Nov 1, 2023, 08:39 PM
Nov 2023

We only had a few this year, all treasured.

We had one car stop at about 8:30 pm with two parents and two school aged kids get out to T&T specifically at our house!
The only reason they stopped was our display of purple lights and black witches.
The effect was so cool they had to stop. Yeah!

SleeplessinSoCal

(9,370 posts)
13. only one of our neighbors decorated their place
Thu Nov 2, 2023, 12:16 AM
Nov 2023

Your sounds fabulous!

On to Thanksgiving and collected leaves.

4lbs

(7,051 posts)
8. I only got like 2 people tonight.
Tue Oct 31, 2023, 11:50 PM
Oct 2023

It seems to be cyclical for me. Some years, I get lots of people, others barely anyone.

A few years ago, I got 80+ people. Went through bags and bags of candy.

This year, I had about 40 pieces ready, gave out 4 (each kid got 2 pieces). I ate about 6 other pieces. Still have 30 left.

This is good candy too. Not the cheap stuff, but Snickers, Milky Way, Mars, Kit Kat, Twix, Baby Ruth, Reese's, Butterfinger, etc.

I told the kids to go ahead and grab 2 pieces of whatever they wanted. One grabbed a Kit Kat and a Twix. The other grabbed a Snickers and a Baby Ruth.

Since Halloween was on a "school night", not too many kids in my neighborhood. Most of them already went to parties on Friday and/or Saturday and got gobs of candy there.

I've noticed that whenever Halloween was on a weekend, I would get lots of kids. When it was on Tuesday or Wednesday, maybe a handful. Mondays and Thursdays depended on the weather and such.

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