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Posted: 10/31/2004 8:05:16 PM EDT
Only got two bags left. Went to Albertson's for a beer and candy run, but they're out of candy. Tried Ralph's and Vons and they're out, too. Hella kids this year.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:05:58 PM EDT
So?

Don't you remember what it was like as a kid? Be generous! Be the "cool house"
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:06:39 PM EDT
I've had one kid come by, more candy for my fat ass roomie
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:08:11 PM EDT
I thought I would have more living in an upscale family neighborhood. Maybe 25 kids total in about ten groups. Went through two bags of candy but I tend to give out a lot. Still have about four bags left. Eh, I'll bring them to work to bribe the students.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:12:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
So?

Don't you remember what it was like as a kid? Be generous! Be the "cool house"



I want to give out more, it's just that the stores have run out of candy.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:13:11 PM EDT
1 kid total for everyone I know, slow here
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:15:17 PM EDT
I had a big bowl full of candy. Since I moved I don't get much traffic so I just told the kids to fill up.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:21:34 PM EDT
I hand-out quarters (25¢) instead of candy.

It was a big hit.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:22:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
I hand-out quarters (25¢) instead of candy.

It was a big hit.



My neighbor ran out of candy and did the same thing.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:22:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SWS:
I hand-out quarters (25¢) instead of candy.

It was a big hit.




Ammo and Habenaros
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:24:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/31/2004 8:29:23 PM EDT by Grateful_Cowgirl]
Used to live in this cool neighborhood with lots of kide.
We lived in a tri-level, so it was a hassle to go up and down the stairs to the front door (step-mom had cancer; now deceased).

Moved in with them to go to graduate schood after my divorce at 26. While I was in pharmacy school, she and dad bribed me every year (with margaritas and fat t-bone steak *rare*) to give out the candy. I kept a tally in 1993 and we had 109 trick-or-treaters.

109!

Miss those days (...sigh...)

Edited to add that we were the cool house. Always gave out the good stuff (e.g. candy worth keeping, just in case). Cost the folks big $, but they didn't care. Made it fun.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:25:51 PM EDT
I wasn't in this neighborhood last year, so I didn't know what to expect. Got lots of candy. My old neighborhood gets swamped on Halloween.

Five kids total as of 2125 hrs.

I don't get it. It's not a bad area. Lots of young families.

I guess I'm taking candy to work.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:31:36 PM EDT
SWS: That is not a bad idea, I didn't get that many kids at my house. I think I would've come out ahead.
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:36:51 PM EDT
42 full size candy bars this year. Part of the 8% club
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:40:33 PM EDT
I have officially ran out of candy.

Last year - 1 trick or treater.

This year - 200.

Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:41:06 PM EDT
I load up the little kids (under 6) They are the ones that say thank you
Link Posted: 10/31/2004 8:46:43 PM EDT
I'm down to 16 bars of candy. I'm about to put burgers on the bbq for the older kids.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:39:57 AM EDT
I had about a dozen kids in costumes, a half-dozen teenagers in lame or no costume, and a half-dozen adults begging for candy.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:43:40 AM EDT
I had no trick or treaters.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:44:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By John91498:
I'm down to 16 bars of candy. I'm about to put burgers on the bbq for the older kids.



I woulda knocked on that door last night.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:46:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
So?

Don't you remember what it was like as a kid? Be generous! Be the "cool house"



That was me this year.

I gave out full size Snickers bars. All the kids were like "sweet" and "snap" (not sure if that one is good or bad).
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:51:13 AM EDT
I passed out over 50.00 bucks worth this year ---

damn, that isn't chump change.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:51:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GunLvrPHD:
I had a half-dozen teenagers in lame or no costume.



Me too. A couple of them were smoking cigerettes. One of them told me my truck needed to be washed. I gave them some beef bullion cubes.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:58:49 AM EDT
We set up a bonfire and all our pumkins and everyone in my 8 family building hangs out. It's better than hearing the door buzzer every 3 minutes! We all just buy a few bags of candy each so we can give more and don't run out.
Link Posted: 11/1/2004 6:29:53 AM EDT
I'm jealous of you guy's
Ever since I moved to the sticks in "88"
I really miss having kids show up for Halloween.

My Grandkids saved me from complete isolation

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