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Old 10-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #11
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I do remember one year, this really sweet kid came up with his dad. For some reason my MIL had bought us a bunch of raisin boxes to hand out that year and of course none of the kids were taking them. This kid got genuinely excited "Oh yay raisins! Thank you so much sir." His dad looked genuinely embarrassed. Me: "Sure kid. Here is a whole bag of them.". The kid looked like he might just pass out from genuine ecstasy.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:19 PM   #12
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I do remember one year, this really sweet kid came up with his dad. For some reason my MIL had bought us a bunch of raisin boxes to hand out that year and of course none of the kids were taking them. This kid got genuinely excited "Oh yay raisins! Thank you so much sir." His dad looked genuinely embarrassed. Me: "Sure kid. Here is a whole bag of them.". The kid looked like he might just pass out from genuine ecstasy.
I like this kid!
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:27 PM   #13
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We still have Halloween decorations up from last year. And there's no way I'm taking down zombie garden gnome this year. We hung the spooks in the tree yesterday and are carving another jack-o-lantern tonight.

We'll be handing out DEs and straights all night too.

I mean candy. Totally safe candy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:32 PM   #14
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We'll be handing out DEs and straights all night too.

I mean candy. Totally safe candy.
No, no, I understood. You're attempting to develop an early interest in wetshaving among our youth.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:25 AM   #15
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This is going to be my first Halloween in the new neighborhood, so we'll see how this plays out. SWMBO bought a bunch of candy to hand out, but I usually don't give a **** about handing out candy. I'd rather just sit on the couch drinking beer all night. First kid that gives me **** about not getting enough candy, lights out. My actual light, not like punching the kid or anything. Unless they really deserve it.
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:35 AM   #16
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i love halloween, it's christmas i hate....
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:56 AM   #17
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Dude young gals are still dressing like sluts on halloween. You're just celebrating wrong.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:10 AM   #18
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Im a holiday grinch, 12 years of retail management for a national drugstore chain (won't name names) but when you deal with the same inventory (from here on out will be referred to as crap) year to year. You can literally go through a stockroom and know what crap is in what cheap Chinese box just by the size of it. Every year this time listening to 30 customers (from here on out refered to as idiots) a day saying "isn't it a little early for Christmas", really your the first idiot to say that to me in 12 years.

The only holidays I enjoy are turkey day (two family's that like their drinks and tons of good food), and New Years (relaxing at home with good homebrew and my good friends)

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:09 AM   #19
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the only thing I enjoy about the holidays is the food. when I was 20 I moved to the opposite side of the country from my family so I haven't had a holiday with my family in 14 years. if it wasn't for my wife and kids I wouldn't do nothing for the holidays.
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Old 10-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #20
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I used to love halloween. It was the 1 day/night of the year you could be anyone or anything you wanted to be. It was always in good fun, even the scary stuff. There used to be halloween parties where everyone would be in costume & most people didn't know exactly who each other were, which made pickups more interesting; though you could still always tell males from females.

Even without the costumes, there were the harvest parties or barn dances. Lots of food, fun, games & music; not to mention beer & cider. There were still hookups, but you always knew a bit more without the costume.

Even as a kid, it was a time to pretend to be a witch, superhero or monster, get candy, have fun & no harm done. It was simple: no porchlight on=don't knock/ring.
Sometimes you played tricks on the dicks in the neighborhood, but they always deserved it.

When I 1st moved to the NW, I bought about $30 worth of halloween candy to hand out to the trick or treaters, carved a jack o' lantern, turned the porchlight on & popped a HUGE bowl of popcorn, settled in to watch scary movies & wait for the doorbell to ring...

Not 1 trick or treater. not one. In 17 years, not one trick or treater has rung my doorbell. I quit buying cndy & waiting for them after the 1st year, but I'm still just a little disappointed. I used to decorate & dressup in scary costumes to hand out candy, I thought it was fun; it was the adult version of trick or treating. Now nobody seems to want to have fun anymore. No parties, no trick or treat, no nothing.

Now I buy about $10 worth of candy & eat it from Halloween to Christmas. I might watch a scary movie on Halloween, I might not; mostly I work or sleep. My girlfriend doesn't even dressup in slutty costumes anymore. Used to be (for me at least) Halloween was 2nd only to Christmas in the amount of fun to be had. Now modern society has killed it. Christmas is next, though it's been on life support for years.
That's my 2 cents worth. Happy Halloween folkes.
Regards, GF.

 
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