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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Random Wednesday Conversation Starter

Does it bug you when teenagers come trick-or-treating in fairly lame costumes?


fillyjonk said...


A few years I've gotten college students, but instead of requesting candy, they were asking for canned goods for a local food pantry (and I knew this drive was going on). I was happy to help them out.

But the teenager in street clothes who is just all "gimme," no. NO CANDY FOR YOU!

Buffalopundit said...

No. To me, these are kids who - despite their apparent obnoxious bravado - are clinging desperately to the last vestiges of childhood.

SK Waller said...

It bugs me when they come at all. I always want to ask them when they plan to start growing up.

Roger Owen Green said...

Well, maybe slightly. "What are you supposed to be?" I ask them.

Lynn Viehl said...

I don't get that many out here (horse farm country) but those who do show up are usually neighborhood kids -- not a lot for them to do on Halloween anyway. Same goes for the kids of migrant workers who come in for the picking season; I know they don't have the $$ for treats or good costimes. And sometimes we get special needs teens who attend a independence-training vocational school in the area, so I've learned never to assume anything, no matter how lame the costume. :)

Lynn said...

It used to bug me but this week I read an article that said, basically, the same thing BuffaloPundit said, so... I don't know now. Maybe, still, but with perhaps a bit more understanding?

It's only theoretical in my case. We absolutely never get trick-or-treaters here. (I always buy candy "just in case")