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    Ahh that it was not intended to do, but it was there in plain sight. It is a good deterrent against people egging my house / car.

    I think next year I might just dress up as a klingon from star trek...complete with bat'leth lol

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    Whilst it wasnt children - originally the poor came around begging for food.
    One way around your dilemma is to give the children things like raisins and apples or plain biscuits - they arent keen then but at least you have given them something

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    To some extent it is also about being part of a community as well. In some places you would only go to doors or family or friends ... and you make an effort too. I used to do it as a child and it was always only to house we knew would be ok to visit.

    I know some friends who do it in the same way now, and it is a fun thing.

    I know how you feel though ... nothing annoys me more at XMas than carol singers who comes round singing 2 lines of a pop tune that was once popular 30 years ago and then bang on the door. When you open it to them and they wave a bucket (a yellow builders bucket that still looks as if it has some dried up mortar in it) I ask them to finish the song ... the fact that the average age is 14 and there are more spots than watching 101 dalmatians ... and the reek of cheap beer ... usually means they can't finish even a basic carol or christmassy song.

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    We took the girls out with some friends and only went to houses with pumpkims or other halloween decorations.

    Ben

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    Still got a bags of sweets left - only 3 this year, but we don't do decorations. Ah well, Smoothwall pre-sales tech team will be fat.

    BTW, I thought it was the knocker that played the trick in the absence of treat - it was in my day. I vaguely lament the dearth of harmless tricks

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    On a similar topic did anyone see this week's Modern Family which was halloween themed? One of the best episodes I've seen in this comedy series.

    Gareth

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    In my sister's village, the vicar (!) organises the trick-or-treating for the younger children. Residents get a pumpkin poster they can put up in the window if they don't mind being called on. It's followed up by a halloween party in the church hall!

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    Oh look another woe is me narcissistic post, look honey, nobody cares.
    In answer to your question yes sounds like you are quite a horrible and angry individual. Do you really think leaving a gun by the door to frighten children who are spending time with their parents or friends going round their community, taking part in activities of an annual holiday is big and cleaver? Are you that bitter that you can’t hand out some candy? Shame on you! For someone who wants to work in education you have a very strange and unsettling attitude towards children.
    Happy Halloween

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    Oh look another woe is me narcissistic post, look honey, nobody cares.
    In answer to your question yes sounds like you are quite a horrible and angry individual. Do you really think leaving a gun by the door to frighten children who are spending time with their parents or friends going round their community, taking part in activities of an annual holiday is big and cleaver? Are you that bitter that you canít hand out some candy? Shame on you! For someone who wants to work in education you have a very strange and unsettling attitude towards children.
    Happy Halloween
    Annual Holiday? Not on this side of the pond it isn't. Hollywood has a lot to answer for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Annual Holiday? Not on this side of the pond it isn't. Hollywood has a lot to answer for.
    Yea, I can't sleep without checking for Michael Myers... hate halloween. Living in a scummy area like Slough you're likely to wake up to an egged car if your car hasn't already been taken - the 'kids' that come round for 'candy' are 15-16 year olds after money rather than sweets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AyatollahPies View Post
    Annual Holiday? Not on this side of the pond it isn't. Hollywood has a lot to answer for.
    That's just our resident 'Miss Angry' having a go and getting her facts wrong as usual! I doubt that 'All Hallows Eve' means anything either!
    She is so cute, and SO predictable

    of course, being a witch, I LOVE Halloween
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    I live on the second floor of a block... No trick or treaters for me! ;-)

    Although south London probably isn't the best place to be knocking on strangers doors anyway....

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    Quote Originally Posted by RingOfFlame View Post
    Oh look another woe is me narcissistic post, look honey, nobody cares.
    In answer to your question yes sounds like you are quite a horrible and angry individual. Do you really think leaving a gun by the door to frighten children who are spending time with their parents or friends going round their community, taking part in activities of an annual holiday is big and cleaver? Are you that bitter that you can’t hand out some candy? Shame on you! For someone who wants to work in education you have a very strange and unsettling attitude towards children.
    Happy Halloween
    It must be Hallowene (sp) thought ROF had died!!!!

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    Looking into my crystal ball, I see someone's reputation meter going back into the red for their surprise posting in this thread...

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    Not dead, undead

    @witch, you really should get that Caps Lock key fixed honey.

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