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Are you ready for Trick or Treaters ???

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Z3PR, Oct 17, 2005.

  1. Z3PR

    Z3PR Banned

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    [​IMG] We don't get alot of kids here, so I give out handfull of candy. Now if I can just stay out of it, LOL.
     
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    If I had that out already, there is no way that there would be any left for haloween
     
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    We don't get them anymore, parents quit letting their kids out on the street. Had zero last year and 2 the year before.

    We live in a nice neighborhood but most parents seem to prefer the big halloween functions at the school, local church, or mall.

    I might pick up 1 bag just in case but the less temptation lying around the better off my belly is.
     
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    Are you serious? Ummm...what happened?
     
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    We don't get kids, just drunk fools that like to throw pumpkins.
     
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    I believe with the increased population out here parents just aren't willing to risk their kids going out after dark. The front range used to be a series of small cities spead out over a large agricultural base. Now it is becoming a mini Los Angeles. At least that is my personal hypothesis.

    Could just be a general change in society. Kids are less safe than they used to be and parents are more reluctant to let them out of their site. With good reason IMO.

    When I was a kid the streets would be packed with trick or treaters. During the 90's they just started coming less until the past few years and nothing.
     
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    pussification of socitey
     
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    In the 10 years here the nieghbors kids came 1 time to trick or treat.
     
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    Another good reason to live in Canmore. At least 100 kids come by, sometimes in -15' weather.

    FWIW, the day my kids couldn't go out Halloweening would be the day I started patrolling the streets with a shotgun after dark.....
     
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    Around these parts, parents escort their kids around on Halloween night. Mostly because of cougars, mind you.
     
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    Parents escort the younger ones, but the kids around 8 on up usely come in groups. Last year, we probley had 20 to 40 kids come trick or treating.
     
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    Great photo chop. LOL.
     
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    Kids that do trick or treat down here are escorted by their parents for the most part. I think it's easier for parents to just go to a local Halloween event/party instead of walking all over the place at night in bad weather. Most of these large events have a ton of games, candy, et, all in one place and the parents feel like they can relax a bit in that environment.

    I'd say it's part convenience for some parents but an equal part vigilance for others. Back in the day we didn't have to worry as much about rapists and child molesters preying on kids & teens. They could go out alone, have fun and come home safe. Little bit different here where I live. It isn't rural anymore and the cockaroaches tend to blend in.
     
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    Yeah, they do that here, too. Luckily, their French accents give them away.....

    :rotfl:
     
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    not many here either..

    We never had more than a dozen kids come here since we've lived here (1978)..not many kids here I guess,nowadays,with all the child rapists,and stories about razor blades in apples,and having free X rays offered at the hospital to check "treats" for forigen objects,most parents take their kids to a Halloween part or a "haunted house" instead..too risky to let kids roam alone like we used to in the 60's.. :(

    They make Halloween a month long event now,with "Spooky World",and "Haunted Cornfield" Hay rides,etc..its big bussiness cashing in,just like at christmas time..follow the money.. :rolleyes:

    We get a lot of vandalism more than anything..last few years its been BB guns,shooting out windsheilds and house windows(store's plate glass too)..and paintballs--also M-80's in the mailbox,road flares tossed into kids "trick or treat" bags,and the ever popular old standby,the flaming bag of dogsh** on the front steps.. :mad:--

    And out of the 100,000 pumpkins sold before Halloween,only 2 or 3 remain intact the day after,and maybe 5 get made into pumpkin pie..the rest are tossed off highway overpasses into oncoming traffic,or smashed in your driveway or in the street..some get the M80 treatment to.. :doah: :mad:

    We still buy a few bags of candy--but usually end up eating it all ourselves.. :crazy:
     

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