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Show Of Hands October 31st, 2014 2:40pm

You're home on Halloween when trick-or-treaters are coming around. Do you volunteer to hand the candy out so you can see the kids and costumes, or would you rather let another family member handle it?

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susanr Colorado
10/31/14 9:43 pm

I'd love to do it, but nobody comes to my door. I must be too scary for Halloween.

I did enjoy seeing people in costume on the bus today, in stores, & just wandering around of the street - kids & adults both.

jommyb
11/02/14 6:12 pm

Double rainbows are super scary

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
10/31/14 8:31 pm

Someone else can. I don't mind the little kids, but the big kids piss me off. When I lived in the city, We would've turned off the lights because we ran out of candy and they're banging on the door for more! like go home.

NikkiKitti47
10/31/14 7:47 pm

I hand it out

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jmw7477 Indiana
10/31/14 7:47 pm

I love watching the kids in their costumes. I love Halloween!

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mcdkm Houston
10/31/14 5:57 pm

I would rather somebody else do it but it's usually me. I think I'm eating as much as I'm handing out tonight.

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/31/14 4:46 pm

Porch light is out. I don't celebrate Halloween. In previous years here were only a few little ones, then the carloads of teens (or older, who knows?) started. The big ones were pissy that all I gave out were stickers and Halloween pencils so I quit.

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Sam95 Nebraska
10/31/14 4:20 pm

I live out in the country so I don't really get trick or treaters. There's a little cul-de-sac on my county road and all the kids (about 25) get on a hayrack and go to the houses on the road but that's about it. I like handing out the candy.

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tazmo72 Austin
10/31/14 3:07 pm

I run around with a chainsaw scaring people!!!

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/31/14 1:45 pm

Turn the lights off and hide the filleting knife

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/31/14 1:52 pm

My knife is so sharp that I can peel the meat off the bone using only two fingers.

adam2890 Denver
10/31/14 1:15 pm

I'm not jerry Sandusky. Loaded question.

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Handstand .
10/31/14 12:51 pm

I'm having a party tonight so I'm sure everyone will take turns handing out candy.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/31/14 11:45 am

I prefer to not be home at all. We often went to an early movie & snack instead of T&T or a harvest festival type event w/activities & games, etc. Even as a kid I didn't liked Hallowe'en.

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Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
10/31/14 11:39 am

I'm never home on Halloween. I have 9 kids and went from myself trick or treating to taking kids truck or treating. I am looking forward to someday being the one to pass candy out on Halloween. We have had many people take pics of my kids when we

Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
10/31/14 11:41 am

Slow up cause we are such a big bunch. The one I remember the most was a lady dressed up like that lady with fruit on her head. She anticipated us from the year before and bought been or babies for my kids and gave them and candy to my kids. I want

bnnt Los Angeles
10/31/14 11:24 am

Little ones are simple adorable. Teenagers, at least ones that" trick or treat" around here, are rude and don't even say anything.

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Nos4at2 demented weirdo
10/31/14 11:10 am

they can get it so I can hide outside and scare them on the way out

blossoming new beginnings
10/31/14 11:07 am

I haven't been home on Halloween for many years. It's the fun night of parties!

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Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
10/31/14 10:56 am

I hope we get trick-or-treaters this year! I've never gotten any, and there are kids in our new neighborhood so the chances look good this year... I'm so excited!

Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
11/01/14 6:30 am

Yes we did, it was awesome! Best Halloween ever. Haha.

Wink
10/31/14 10:52 am

You get it. As in "Let's all go trick or treating with the boy and leave a bowl of candy for the kids. Who cares if some punk dumps it all in his pillowcase?"

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/31/14 10:20 am

I used to like handing out the candy, especially to the little kids who aren't really sure about all this stuff. Trying to make it fun for them without being too scary. We've never had any stop by for as long as we've lived here.

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NoRelation Arizona
10/31/14 10:16 am

Ive been looking forward to handing out candy but I have another year of trick or treating. I want to set up a table on my driveway and drink beer all night instead of walking house to house with the kids...drinking beer :)

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/14 10:16 am

What a bunch of grouches on this comment thread!

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DuckAndCower
10/31/14 12:21 pm

It's like the Halloween version of the Grinch!

2katz I live in Nebraska
10/31/14 4:51 pm

Why is it not ok with you that some people don't like it? Can we have individual preferences? Personally I'm not wild about adult-sized people in masks banging on my door at 10 or 11 pm. That's not grouchy. Enjoy it if you like.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
10/31/14 5:14 pm

Of course, we can have individual preferences. I expressed mine. :)

I do sympathize, if you have teenagers knocking on your door at 10 or 11. That's never happened to me. I'm sure I wouldn't like it, either.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
10/31/14 10:14 am

I always do. I don't mind the little ones who come after school but it's those after 7:00/ 6 foot tallers I have a problem with. I can't relax until it's over - 9 pm curfew here

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2katz I live in Nebraska
10/31/14 4:52 pm

Can I come dressed as the Queen and we can have tea? I'll bring the crumpets.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
10/31/14 4:57 pm

Of course! You can even sit on the clean chair. :-)

2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/14 2:05 am

What new kinds of tea did you get?

chickencookie Jihad Joe
11/01/14 7:05 am

Jade oolong, white grapefruit and yunan jig black. Only tried black so far and it's a keeper. Also got black pearls.

2katz I live in Nebraska
11/01/14 9:12 am

All 3 are in my top favorites list, the Jade is probably my most favorite!! Let me know how you like the others when you try them.

chickencookie Jihad Joe
11/01/14 9:23 am

I think I might have had the jig before but there are three Yunans but I think this is the one I really liked. I also got Ceylon Waltz. I found a new supermarket cookie - a butter/vanilla crisp made in France. I'll tell u the brand when I buy again.

Congressman Louisiana
10/31/14 10:13 am

I stand outside on my porch with my M1 like Walt Kowalski. Get the hell off my lawn!

PartyJustin R.O.C.K. in the R.O.C.
10/31/14 9:15 am

The odds of me being home on Halloween night are astonishing slim, but I'd probably enjoy giving out candy.

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/31/14 9:05 am

Last year I did. Dressed up as Sheogorath, handed out cheese and 'talked' to the little bastards. Terrified them. They got real candy from my mother on the way out.

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/31/14 9:11 am

"Ta! Come visit again! Or I'll pluck out your eyes, ha ha ha."

PrinceOberyn Here I am Here I Remain
10/31/14 9:14 am

"Wonderful! Time for a celebration... Cheese for everyone! Wait, scratch that. Cheese for no one. I suppose that can be just as much of a celebration, if you don't like cheese, true? You've run a maze like a good little rat."

imawench
10/31/14 8:57 am

I love seeing the little trick-or-treaters! Sometimes they're so damn cute they make my eyes water.

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gonzoboy Arizona
10/31/14 8:42 am

"I'll get it"! I'm the only one there. If I don't get it, it ain't gettin' got!...

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Br@ndon Your Soul
10/31/14 8:27 am

Neither. Release the dog.

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 8:29 am

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raywygo Pittsburgh
10/31/14 8:18 am

I don't wanna see 50 frozen costumes.

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Rainey 633 Stag Trail Road
10/31/14 8:17 am

I love handing out candy! I use to live in the country so is never get any trick or treaters. I'm very excited for tonight :)

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Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/31/14 8:15 am

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/31/14 8:10 am

My husband would only take the boys to 6 houses and call it done, so I take the boys out. He stays home and doles out the candy. It works out well, I enjoy the walk.

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Spartacus AUSTIN
10/31/14 8:01 am

I'm glad I don't get trick or treaters

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Fjolsvin Midgard
10/31/14 7:56 am

My wife and I are out front as part of our decorations. For the past two years we have run a pirate tavern. Kiddies get their treats and parents that I know get something as well.

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missmorganmarie ...
10/31/14 7:55 am

I'm like OCD about giving the kids candy because my boyfriend will let them have a free for all and the candy is gone in 30 min

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ShineyLib Jeans
10/31/14 7:41 am

I'd prefer no children come to my house at all

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smulawyer
10/31/14 8:54 am

Amen! They're so rude now! They actually come in my house & grab fistfuls of candy. I get teenagers who are taller than me & don't even bother with costumes. I boycott Halloween now & they still come to the door, so I go out for the night. Whatever..

smulawyer
10/31/14 8:55 am

...happened to the porch light thing? When I was a kid, a lit porch light was the signal that the house was participating in Halloween. If it was off, they were not. Now it doesn't matter. They come ring my bell anyway. Usually at least three ...

smulawyer
10/31/14 8:57 am

.... three times each (kids are bussed in from another part of town for a better "haul") and until nearly 10:00. I hate it now. It's a shame.

DuckAndCower
10/31/14 7:40 am

"We'll get it."

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