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Knock Knock - Trick or Treat! What do you do?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by noizeuk, Oct 28, 2019.

  1. Uther

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jun 16, 2005

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    The kids just tend to knock on the doors with lights on/decorations. We don't get much bother nowadays, used to be much worse a few years ago.
     
  2. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 7,326

    Location: La France

    Was the same at our old place in NE London : no Halloween decorations = no knock.

    Always organised groups of younger kids with all dressed up in spooky costumes with parents keeping an eye on things from the pavement. All from the neighbourhood, so my wife knew them all from when she worked at the local school.
     
  3. Scam

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 13,304

    Location: London

    We live in a first floor flat with Americans downstairs. Safe to say we let them go at it and don't bother even moving if our doorbell goes :p
     
  4. Geodude97AD

    Gangster

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    I put a few tubs of sweets on the doorstep and let they help themselves.
     
  5. wedrum

    Mobster

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    Location: Cheshire

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  6. bakes0310

    Capodecina

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    Never took part in this American holiday funny enough.
     
  7. krooton

    Caporegime

    Joined: May 9, 2004

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    Location: Leafy outskirts of London

    My wife is really excited for her first proper Halloween, 3 pumpkins carved, loads of sweets (thanks Costco) and decorations up.
     
  8. Street

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 7,424

    Location: Liverpool

    I had the Jehovahs round the other day. My dog took an instant liking to the poor girl who'd knocked at the door and came barrelling out to see her. She pretty much just threw the leaflet at me and ran away, I don't think she was a dog person.
     
  9. AHarvey

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 6, 2008

    Posts: 9,871

    Location: Stoke area

    Same in our town, Pumpkin = please knock on.

    We have pumpkins and we give treats.

    I can't see the issue with it, it's one night a year, it's a nice thing for the local community kids. We get a handful of people knock on and we take our kids out too.
     
  10. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,231

    Location: Kent

    Usually I'm content just to ignore Halloween and not participate. As with someone else above, my living room is at the back of the house so I just turn the lights off at the front and ignore it. I also have two dogs would get excited by the doorbell, so I'd rather not have it going off all night.
    However, given that last Halloween cost me £400 due to some mouth breathers vandalising my car, I actively despise it and have half a mind to camp out on the driveway with a pickaxe in case they come back for another try this year :mad:
     
  11. Rossi~

    Capodecina

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    Same here.

    Though, they're unlikely to come out to us anyway, a little out the way.
     
  12. Dugganator

    Wise Guy

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    My area turns into mini America on Halloween but we live very close to an infants and Juniors school. We don't mind as we have kids who love this time of year, sadly my dogs will bark the house down for most of the evening while everyone knocks the door. The unwritten rule is that you only knock doors of people that have Halloween stuff in there window or outside the house. Its shame that it couldn't actually be a real rule so that people don't have to put up with random kids knocking their door if they don't want to be disrupted.
     
  13. Jez

    Caporegime

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    We dont usually get any other than pre arranged visits from friends in my sons class who come out of their way with their parents, as we are a little off the beaten track. For his sake though, we put pumpkins out and have sweets ready, we sometimes get 1-2 unarranged groups from the village.
     
  14. Nasher

    Capodecina

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    When we were kids we used to open the door and gat people with BB guns like something from Pulp Fiction. Not sure I'd get away with it these days :D
     
  15. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

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    No, you're an ignorant and miserable sod. It's originally a British custom.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trick-or-treating

    As above...
     
  16. 200sols

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 14, 2018

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    Location: Hampshire

    We do a few pumpkins up and the local kids visit, usually about 10 groups. Its normally young kids with adults waiting back. We hand them the sweets though or the greedy gits take em all...
     
  17. Kelt

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 14, 2007

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    Location: With the færies

    Who's the Kamp Kommandent, Himmler? :p
     
  18. .:MBK:.

    Mobster

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    Location: Harrogate

    As with any village some on the parish can get a bit that way :p
     
  19. CaptainRAVE

    Man of Honour

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    Fortunately where I live you get left alone unless you put decorations up.
     
  20. pastymuncher

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    Location: Aberlour, NE Scotland

    Luckily there aren't many kids around here and the odd one or two that does come knocking get's ignored. Yet another American thing that the supermarkets love to push!!