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Posted: 10/4/2004 7:38:24 PM EST
My wife wanted me to post this here to get the ARFcom opinion about teenagers trick-or-treating at Halloween. We're not talking about older kids taking their little brothers/sisters around the neighborhood. I'm talking about the high-school age kids that don't dress up and go door-to-door looking for handouts. We always get groups of high school kids at our door with no costumes, just regular clothes.

I usually have a separate bowl of boullion cubes and soy sauce packets that I give to the older, non-costumed kids. My wife says that it is mean. My feeling is that Halloween is for little kids, not the twerps who are old enough to buy their own damn candy.

Opinions?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:39:45 PM EST
I argree with you and like your idea of the seperate bowl
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:43:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:43:38 PM EST
your house is going to get egged unless you stay up most of the night.

They say trick or treat for a reason.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:45:23 PM EST
Choclate covered Habenro peppers.

Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:45:46 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:
What a grinch, as long as they are behaving themselves and not out trashing your neighborhood what is the problem? Should they go out busting windows and TPing houses because it is more age apropriate?



Um, they usually get the candy then go do that stuff.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:46:40 PM EST
So what? Give the kids some candy.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:48:13 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:48:26 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2004 8:01:27 PM EST by _Ugly_]
You better wake up early to hose the egg off your car and house.

Give the punks a piece of candy .



(edit - How can I not be able to spell "the")
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:49:52 PM EST
I can think of much worse things that teenage kids could be doing.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:50:05 PM EST
I'm in college and because I am so damn poor I will be trick-or-treating this year. So help me God if anyone says anything...whew...I dont even want to imagine what I will do to them.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:57:21 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:59:08 PM EST
If I were to trick or treat this year, I would definitely dress up. Not overly crazy, but something.

And whats up with all the little kids that dont even trick or treat anymore? Is this what the world has come to?
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 7:59:25 PM EST
You can also give out Ex-lax as candy.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:01:38 PM EST
If they have some sort of costume I think its alright, but if they just go door to door in plain clothes I dont know...I might just give it to them so your house doesnt get TP'd or egged.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:02:52 PM EST
Im still wondering what I should go as, Postal Dude, suicide bomber, something else.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:03:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:05:08 PM EST
I'm going as the Assault Weapons Man!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:05:14 PM EST
Dude, chicks dig trick or treating and the dudes just follow them around, you're mean
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:06:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Im still wondering what I should go as, Postal Dude, suicide bomber, something else.



Go as a suicide bomber and carry a Pro-Kerry sign.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:06:51 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lightning_P38:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Im still wondering what I should go as, Postal Dude, suicide bomber, something else.



You could go as a Gun Show SEAL!



I dont have marpat Im not tactical enough
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:07:14 PM EST
i figure i'm not spending more than 5 bucks on candy any to give away. The little kids come and go before any older kids show up anyway........so no real harm in giving the candy away to older kids unless its a financial hardship And last year i had 5 yeah thats right 5 whole kids come to my door total!
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:07:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By _Ugly_:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
Im still wondering what I should go as, Postal Dude, suicide bomber, something else.



Go as a suicide bomber and carry a Pro-Kerry sign.




Good idea, I got a Kerry sign in the car too. few road flares some playdough and that red and black speakerwire.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:11:49 PM EST
leave the light off and eat the candy
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:22:43 PM EST
Definatly agree with you. I remember that one year I felt embarrased to go out in a costume. So I wore my costume (camo) to scare kids.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:24:37 PM EST

Originally Posted By mkgunz:
Definatly agree with you. I remember that one year I felt embarrased to go out in a costume. So I wore my costume (camo) to scare kids.



Take the chain off the chainsaw, dress in your worst coverall/jean outfit and go as Leatherface
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 8:27:16 PM EST
i never understood why high school kids go tricker treating i stopped when i was 10 so we moved to the suburbs and i was given out candy to the kids while my parents took my brother and sis tricker treating when people from my high school come up and are all dressed up.

I am like wtf havent they grown up yet. Trick or treating is for little kids if you are in high school you dont belong doing it get a job and learn some god damn responsbility.No wonder alot of kids today are losers they never grow up at all.
Link Posted: 10/4/2004 10:02:36 PM EST

Originally Posted By Rand:
No wonder alot of kids today are losers they never grow up at all.



AMEN To that
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:18:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/5/2004 3:19:42 AM EST by Stoney-Point]
I hand out beer to the adults from my neighborhood....I keep getting more and more parents coming to my house each year....

Kids who live on my street get full sized candybars and a special bag of treats...all other kids who get bussed in from other cities and neighborhoods (parents run them from neighborhood to neighborhood in vans) get the standard Halloween candy.

ETA, bigger kids with no costumes get ONE piece of candy...usually a pixie stick or a tootsie roll. Something small.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:27:27 AM EST
I never get any trick or treaters out here where I live. So I don't buy candy. But if I get surprised by one I would hand out quarters.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:37:25 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:39:38 AM EST
I give them Zig-zags and beer.

Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:51:05 AM EST
No way would I give any candy to someone who didn't have a costume on - and I'd damn sure be willing to stay up all night and watch my place to stand by that conviction.

"Just give them some candy" is BS.

CMOS
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:51:12 AM EST
If they can down a shot of cheap-ass tequila without sputtering or any other physical reaction, I give'em a tootsie roll. Otherwise I tell'em its a county ordnance that nobody over 10 can trick-or-treat.

Kharn
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:53:16 AM EST
"Look at me, I'm crazy protractor face. Now gimme some candy!"
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 3:58:52 AM EST
Old fart!

Give the kids some candy.

Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:13:58 AM EST
Soy sauce packets.

How about a few Chinese mustard pax to go with that?
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:19:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By photokirk:
...........twerps.........



That defines 95% of "teens".

But I'm 48 and have a bad attitude......

Teens are idiots for the most part.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:30:23 AM EST
Maybe they didn't get to trick-or-treat when they were little? Have your wife hand them candy and you come around the corner with a chain saw(with out chain of course) and scary mask. That would scare them and also tell them not to do anything to your house or you'll put the chain back on!
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:34:20 AM EST
If they don't have a costume on, they don't jack from me.

2 years ago i went out, it was alot of fun. I went to houses of people I know (maybe 10 houses) and got some great stuff and enjoyed the walk. BTW I was 38 at the time.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:35:53 AM EST
If they have costumes on and are out having fun and behaving then everyone gets a treat ... I'd rather be the guy on the block that hands out a few candy bars to a couple of older kids once a year than the guy on the block that gets his house egged the rest of the year.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:48:26 AM EST
Go find fresh dog crap and wrap it in tinfoil for them this year.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:50:29 AM EST
I like your idea.
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