Better late than never.
I like Halloween, I do the whole candy thing and I give out comics as well.
However, I have Ten Rules of Halloween that I think would improve the event.
01. Wear a Costume. Your dirty clothes from yesterday don't count.
02. If you are over 13, stay home.
03. Try saying "Trick or Treat," It's the Halloween version of "Please."
04. If I'm standing at the door, there's no need to ring my doorbell.
05. My driveway is well lit and marked, please stay off the lawn.
06. It's not a store, I'm not a DJ, you get what you get, I don't take requests.
07. Don't push and shove each other out of the way, you'll all get your turn.
08. Parents, leave the alcohol at home and drive the car slowly will you!
09. If the light is out, so's the candy.
10. "Thank You" will not kill you.
You kids stay off my lawn, dagnabbit!
But seriously... most of this used to be common sense "back in the day." Most of what you're saying is just kids not being taught respect and/or manners.
And next year if a kid isn't wearing a costume they aren't getting candy. Carrying around a plastic sword in your street clothes DOESN'T COUNT.
As long as you have fun, I say who cares what you do on Halloween?
Halloween is no excuse for outright rude behavior.Originally Posted by J. Agamemnon
I had a kid, maybe 13, arrive with his normal clothes. He stood at the door and held out his bag. Didn't say a word. I had the candy cauldron propped on my hip and stared at him. Still didn't say anything, candy sack extended toward me. I finally said, "I need to hear the phrase." He mumbled "trick or treat," and I gave him one candy bar. Everyone else, those who bothered to dress up and say the magic phrase, got four pieces each.
Some cheap bastard in our neighborhood had the balls to give out Easter candy.
Yes, EASTER CANDY.
I threw it out; how was I supposed to know how old it was? Plus I threw out the Mexican candy, as it has a pretty bad rep for possible lead content.
Originally Posted by J. Wilson
That's exactly what it is. It's like the poster boy of holidays to be bad.
You will grow to hate me.