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Halloween Ban

Just walked through the village and it's like the candy apocalypse:

Disgarded sweets and wrappers EVERYWHERE.

Can't walk anywhere without stepping in a slimy melted
bonbon of some description.



Dirty little *******s.
And their kids too.

I propose a ban to this imported American sweet manufacturer's
marketing day.


What's wrong with bobbing apples and such like instead?
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Halloween started in Britain as a pagan festival, the yanks ruined it as always
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There was even a special Halloween toothpaste ad !
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Luckily I live sufficiently rurally (1/4 mile to the outskirts of a very small village down an unlit lane to 3 houses) that such revellers pay us no heed.
Just as well as my "treat" would be choosing not to shoot them.

My children (who all live at least 100 miles away) know enough not to try involve me in the antics of my grandchildren on this night which has been overtaken by such phoney American inspired nonsense.

I will, convincingly, however, say how great I think their costumes are on various social media.

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Good grief - what a load of old miseries.

In our village the kids meet up in the village hall and then all go round together supervised at a distance by the parents. They all dress up and have a great time collecting the sweets. Then they all go back to the hall, empty the swag into a big tub and it then gets shared equally among them. The missus generally goes along and I stay home to greet the kids. This year I bought a red cape and wore a freaky mask and hung cackling grim reapers over the front door. I had a Bluetooth speaker hidden behind some plants playing a Halloween screaming track on repeat. My wife says I scared some of the little darlings to tears.

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Do they make a ****ing mess in the streets?


Is it okay to just throw garbage in the street if it's a "special occasion"?
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I walked through the village yesterday and I think I saw one sweet wrapper.
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Kids in my village are well behaved. We get a lot coming around (100 - 150). Mostly in groups supervised by adults. All say thank you and there is no mess.
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I welcome the little devils and finish of the sweets, sorry CANDY, that is left behind

I scare them when they answer the door, I don't have to put on special makeup or clothes though
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Good grief - what a load of old miseries.

Yep - that's me.

What I don't get is that we spend 364 days of the year telling young children that ghosts and ghouls don't exist when they have nightmares and one day negating that.

I admire the principle of making death an everyday topic of conversation for all ages but not by dressing it up in Disney costumes one day a year and effectively fantasising the issue.
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I walked through the village yesterday and I think I saw one sweet wrapper.
I wasn't overstating it:
There was candy garbage everywhere.

Is that really how we teach kids to behave, now?


And for the record they were mostly immigrants expats, not locals.
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I scare them when they answer the door, I don't have to put on special makeup or clothes though
I can see how you get 'em screaming
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The front door bell rang the other night and I dashed downstairs to be confronted by my missus holding a finger to her lips to signify shsssh"! Don't let them know we are in!"

I thought what the hell, and went and got a couple of apples from the fruit bowl ready to give them to the little blighters.

Upon opening the door vigourously I thrust my hand forward to hand the apples over, to be confronted by my wifes 24yr. old neice and her boyfriend who looked quite shocked presumably as I looked rather dishevelled, flies undone with no false teeth in to boot.

They had come around to get a spare set of keys that my wife had for the nieces mums house as they had locked themselves out. Doh! Stoopid' young adults.

Disappointed really as we had no real 'Trick or Treaters' this Haloween at all, perhaps they are wary of grotty old men that eat children or summat'?.:
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Yep - that's me.

What I don't get is that we spend 364 days of the year telling young children that ghosts and ghouls don't exist when they have nightmares and one day negating that.

I admire the principle of making death an everyday topic of conversation for all ages but not by dressing it up in Disney costumes one day a year and effectively fantasising the issue.
My boy often complains that I over-analyse things trying to explain this and that (that's the scientist in me) and that I have no imagination. On the other hand he often asks me if Santa exists. He's never been bothered by ghosts and monsters under the bed so I think it's all good.
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I wasn't overstating it:
There was candy garbage everywhere.

Is that really how we teach kids to behave, now?


And for the record they were mostly immigrants expats, not locals.
Like most people in my village I tend to pick up the litter I see. Some families are scum but we shouldn't let that spoil it for everyone.
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So dropping a ****-storm of litter is okay, so long as it's only on
high-days and holidays and it's "fun".

Gotcha.
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. On the other hand he often asks me if Santa exists.
So what do you tell him?
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So dropping a ****-storm of litter is okay, so long as it's only on
high-days and holidays and it's "fun".

Gotcha.
That isn't what I said. Don't be an eejit.
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So what do you tell him?
One part of me would love to tell him the truth. The other would like to prolong the innocence. As it is I skirt round the issue. If he was really listening then he'd know.
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One part of me would love to tell him the truth. The other would like to prolong the innocence. As it is I skirt round the issue. If he was really listening then he'd know.
"If he was really listening........" - puts it on him which at such a young age might be an unrealistic expectation?

As a father/grandfather myself I have to hold back.

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We used to live in London and the local rude boi's used to pelt random houses with eggs , without so much as a knock on the door. The next year I bought a scream mask and waited until they were egg in hand. I calmly walked out behind them and just waited for them to turn round.. If you ever want to see a rascal jump clean out of his Nike airs just follow the above. It does help being 6'5" too...

I now live miles from anywhere and this Halloween was visited by something far cooler......
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We used to live in London and the local rude boi's used to pelt random houses with eggs , without so much as a knock on the door. The next year I bought a scream mask and waited until they were egg in hand. I calmly walked out behind them and just waited for them to turn round.. If you ever want to see a rascal jump clean out of his Nike airs just follow the above. It does help being 6'5" too...

I now live miles from anywhere and this Halloween was visited by something far cooler......
Had some of that when we lived elsewhere in a busy town. Not at Halloween.

The kids would wait outside our house for the school bus, and one dirty little so-and-so would gob on our front drive regularly.

I confronted them all one morning, giving the individual a telling off, and then a couple of days later become the target for that there egg throwing.

Quick trip to their school to report the matter, and after that I would often go out to those kids and have a chat about this and that, also telling the 'gobber' to carry a pack of tissues to dispose of his effluent and then drop them in the school bogs.

No more problems, and they became quite respectful to our drive following all of that.
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Just walked through the village and it's like the candy apocalypse
Oi!

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Is it okay to just throw garbage in the street
Oi!!

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There was candy garbage everywhere.
Oi!!!!

You can't go moaning about imported Americana if you then start speaking like one!

It's "sweets" and "litter"
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