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

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

  1. NVP

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 6, 2007

    Posts: 6,467

    First year I moved into my own place I got a howl of sweets already ready and waiting... no one knocked on! So I never bothered again. But now being married I buy sweets when my wife tells me to buy sweets.
     
  2. dan958

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 14, 2012

    Posts: 1,079

    First year in my own place, it is a flat with buzzer entrance so I'm not expecting anyone to knock, but there are some young kids who live in this block. Will need some sweets just in case (I can always eat them if nobody knocks!)
     
  3. Rainmaker

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 18, 2007

    Posts: 8,285

    Location: Liverpool

    It's not an American tradition, actually. Trick or treating goes back many centuries - millennia in fact - in the UK, with the festival of 'Halloween' itself going back to Samhain and beyond.
     
  4. Conscript

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2004

    Posts: 9,229

    Location: Kent

    Who said anything about being scared?
     
  5. explicit4u

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 29, 2008

    Posts: 9,659

    Location: London

    Fill a bucket with haribo, leave a sign on the door, and enjoy my evening.

    If it falls on a weekend then I won’t be home anyway.
     
  6. HungryHippos

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 25, 2004

    Posts: 7,399

    Location: Fareham

    Will be trying to ignore the trick or treaters as normal. Hopefully they aren't the persistent kind.
     
  7. AiiR

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 2,946

    Bought a few bags of maoams at the weekend for the occasion, but I've eaten them already.. :rolleyes::D
     
  8. m_cozzy

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 13, 2005

    Posts: 695

    Location: Havant

    Nope. They can F right off. I hated it as a kid & despise it even more as an adult. WFT is wrong with parents thinking its acceptable to either escort their kids or just send them out to harass people?
    And no I dont have F'ing kids myself.
     
  9. something daft already!!

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 11, 2007

    Posts: 4,535

    Location: South East

    Make sure you have plenty of hallucinogens to hand out as sweeties. Or hide them in the sweets. Razor blades in the apples, that sort of thing.
     
  10. wedrum

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2016

    Posts: 4,491

    Location: Cheshire

    living upto your name i see. *******
     
  11. NMBlack

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 21, 2013

    Posts: 560

    Location: London

    Same here, and it's worked well for the past few years.
     
  12. ttaskmaster

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Sep 11, 2013

    Posts: 9,136

    Like, I know, right?
    It's no different to those carollers knocking your door at Christmas, wishing you well and singing for a bit of cash in their charity box... or the bloody Salvation Army playing Christmas music in the high street, when we just want to get our shopping done...
     
  13. something daft already!!

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 11, 2007

    Posts: 4,535

    Location: South East

    I get paid to be nice to people during the day. By the time the evening comes, all my niceness has been used up and people will get my wrath if I am disturbed unsolicited. So they can all go away and be ignored.
     
  14. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 2,578

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    think theres only 2 or 3 kids in the postcode but i buy a mix bag at lidl then eat them myself when no one calls
     
  15. No-One

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 1, 2003

    Posts: 2,041

    Location: Rutland

    Around here they only go to houses that have decorations up so we don't put any up
     
  16. bazzabear

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 2, 2013

    Posts: 2,122

    First year in our new house (2017) I was totally unprepared for the massive increase in visitors compared to our old house (despite similar situations - end of a cul-de-sac, on a vaguely similar sized estate.)
    At our old house we would often get none, sometimes 1 or 2 visits by small groups. Here I must have seen 50-60 kids if not more.

    By halfway through the evening, I was sending panic texts to my wife (who was out doing the rounds with our own daughter) and searching every nook and cranny of the house for spare sweets of any kind. I literally ran out of supplies with the very last kid who came (lucky sod got a full size chocolate bar because it was all I had left!)

    We've been more prepared since. Worst case scenario - I have to eat all the leftovers over the following weeks.

    Similar situation here too - generally accepted that if there's no lights, the kids don't visit.
     
  17. noizeuk

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 19, 2009

    Posts: 134

    Location: Birmingham

  18. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 21, 2011

    Posts: 13,374

    Location: Miercna rīce

    Where do you live, some Dickension utopia? Around here carol singers are nowt but groups of swarthy looking youths who scream/shout the first line of a carol and then hold their hands out for cash.
     
  19. Blackjack Davy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 16, 2009

    Posts: 3,193

    Not in this part of it it isn't. Ireland perhaps and maybe scotland, but its an introduced custom everywhere else at least in its current form. It certainly wasn't a thing round here when i were a lad!
     
  20. moon man

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 17, 2003

    Posts: 2,578

    Location: St Breward Cornwall

    tbh in yorkshire where im from ,mischeif night on the 4th nov was the big night sort of a hardcore trick or treat without the treat option