(Closed) Sketchy trick-or-treaters

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

You aren’t crazy. I won’t open the door, if they are taller than me. You know never know who it will be, if they are all covered up and carrying what looks like a weapon. I think it is much better to be safe; rather than sorry or dead later…

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

dont worry, u’re not crazy

it’s kinda sad our society has become this way– you never know who u can trust and life is always in danger~  there are lots of crazies out there.  better be safe than sorry! it’s good you’re more cautious

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

It’s a shame that we are in a day and age where we have to think twice about opening our doors on halloween night. There are crazy people out there and it’s better to trust your gut and play it safe than be in a bad situation.

@UpstateCait: I would be creepd out by some tall kid with a weapon-looking accesory standing at the door by himself too!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

We don’t hand out candy for that reason. We’ve had bad experiences that have led to us completely abandoning the “tradition.”

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

That’s why you leave candy on the porch, LOL.  Or in my case, I dress my dog up with fake blood on his mouth and toothpase “foam.”  It’s not the people knocking on my door that scare me, it’s the people who don’t!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

 

oh wow!! im glad that someone else had the “Scream” mask issue!!! luckily when the kid came up to the door…I couldnt see him through the peep hole too well so I went to the side window to take a better look. Kid was almost my height and I panicked for a second! his mask even had fake blood on it! Anywhoo…after me not answering the door his parents climbed up the stairs and I could see them…Thank God. So i knew it was ok.  Yeah not a fan of anyone over 4 feet in masks.

Post # 10
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

After seeing The Strangers, I think I will be permanently freaked out by people wearing masks!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

How old are the trick or treaters in your areas?  I’ve seen 5 year olds and 6 year old, nobody even close to four feet!

Post # 12
Hostess
18646 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@MightySapphire: I know I used to go trick or treating as a young teenager (maybe 14-15).

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We just had two teenagers that weren’t dressed up at all. I think that’s pretty awful- atleast the kids in the masks are trying even if they are scary. Also I’ve seen posts on facebook from people that have had 40 yr olds trick or treating to their houses. I don’t understand people sometimes…

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yeah we had a scream guy who was even breathing heavy like the movies!

I also had two middle school age guys who really weren’t dressed up and didn’t have bags.  I mean they could have been cowboys with the wranglers and flannel but really that’s the norm for this area. I didn’t know how to handle that though so just gave them candy even though I don’t think they were dressed up for it!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I was at a party last night, and one of the attendees was a 20-something guy in a full-body Gumby costume. At one point he said, “Maybe I’ll go trick-or-treating like this — no one can see me, so how will they know how old I am?” (He was fairly short as well.)

It was pretty funny, but the idea of giving out candy someday scares me a little because you never know who is behind a mask. The idea of sending my future children out to do it scares me as well. Halloween is a pretty strange tradition when you really think about it. “Here, kids. Go knock on strangers’ doors and let them give you candy.”

Post # 16
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@windmills: I have to agree with you that it is pretty strange, especially in our world of don’t talk to strangers and don’t take candy from strangers.

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