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nerdycool
11-06-2011, 02:51 AM
Whatever happened to teaching your kids "Porch light on, you knock, porch light off, they're not handing out candy?"I know! We didn't hand out candy this year, but we did have a few bags just for us. A few kids rang the doorbell although the light was off. My husband asks if I'm going to get the door. I told him no. I don't reward kids who don't follow the rules of Halloween. He just shook his head.

But anyway, yay homeowner! Love the response!

nubka
11-06-2011, 02:59 AM
If I received a litter like that, it would make me smile and give me a good laugh! :lol: I would probably keep it, too...

AxelAnnie
11-06-2011, 05:26 AM
:scream:Good for those plucky homeowners. Those kids...and I betcha their parents...need to learn a few lessons in courtesy. No one is obligated to provide treats on Halloween. Imagine if that had been the home of some poor family who had just lost their child. Even when I was a kid I remember houses with their lights out....we just skipped that one. No fuss necessary. if my grand children ever wrote a note that was that obnoxious, and that poorly written....well they would spend every halloween at the local children's hospital helping out....and the rest of the year learning to read and write English.

ChelleC
11-06-2011, 05:42 AM
Good for the homeowner!

If I were the homeowner, I wouldn't give out candy next year either.

paskatefan
11-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Kudos to the homeowner! :D The nerve of those kids with their sense of entitlement! :rolleyes:

essence_of_soy
11-06-2011, 12:29 PM
Only in America!

floskate
11-06-2011, 01:59 PM
Only in America!

Except it was in Canada ;)

marbri
11-06-2011, 02:21 PM
Except it was in Canada ;)


Which is why I can totally see teenagers here doing that and having a laugh over it. Of course one always must allow for the fact it is a group of entitled brats but I've seen the sort of humour from teens that might do something like and can picture them giggling over the inclusion of the word rectify.

Scintillation
11-06-2011, 02:39 PM
Oh no, it happens in America. Many parents here bring their kids to the mall to take them trick or treating on Halloween, so stores have to sign up in advance to give out candy. We did not sign up, and clearly there was no one at the front handing out candy, but these exchanges still happened:

(I'm at the front of the store, setting up holiday gift sets n such)
Man who sticks his head in the door: CANDY?!!?!?!? (I am not kidding.)
Me: No candy, sorry!
Man: Whaddya mean you got no f****n' CANDY?!?!?!?! (still not kidding.)
Me: (ignoring)

And oh, it gets worse!! Later on that night, a small 6-7 year old girl walked in, dressed as a princess. She was deceptively cute.

Girl: TRICK OR TREAT!!!
Me: Oh I am sorry, we don't have any candy...
Girl (as she's walking out the door): That's BULLSH*T!!!!
Me: .........what?!?

I did not see her parents around, but if I had ever done anything like that at that age, I have no doubt my mother's supersonic hearing would've picked it up and I would've been flayed alive. In conclusion, I want to travel to Canada to hang out with this homeowner, and maybe help him eat that candy on his porch while the kids watch.

taf2002
11-06-2011, 03:13 PM
IMO there's no way that either letter was legit. They were probably written by the same person. It's called humor.

Susan1
11-06-2011, 04:24 PM
I know! We didn't hand out candy this year, but we did have a few bags just for us. A few kids rang the doorbell although the light was off. My husband asks if I'm going to get the door. I told him no. I don't reward kids who don't follow the rules of Halloween. He just shook his head.

But anyway, yay homeowner! Love the response!

A couple years ago, I was sitting in the doorway looking through the storm door with the porch light on holding candy bars in my hand and some kids just walked right by down the sidewalk. Some of the ones who did come to the door acted like it was such a chore to walk all the way up the driveway. (The lady across the street sat at the bottom of her driveway with a table and a bowl of candy.)

Then last year I did not give out candy and right about the time the first trick or treaters were out there, someone came to the door (no porch light on), rang the bell, pounded on the door and tried to yank open the locked storm door. I wanted to run out and smack them.

No more candy is leaving this house, kids.

Susan1
11-06-2011, 04:29 PM
I forgot another one (at my previous house) we were coming home from being away for my birthday weekend right at trick or treat time. We were carrying in suitcases and my pillow and a cooler and stuff and a kid (with a father standing on the sidwalk) walked past me and rang the doorbell. "Oh, yeah, kid, let me run down to the store and buy some candy for you before we unpack." Geez Louise. I used to love Halloween.

Jojo
11-06-2011, 04:35 PM
Fake or not, that homeowner's response made me laugh.

We didn't give out candy this year, and I feel badly about that. We turned off all of our lights, and went downstairs to spend the evening. Why? I have a neurotic dog who barks like crazy at people ringing the doorbell. He would have been catatonic by the end of the evening, and he would have scared the poor kidlets who came to the door.

Oh, and I didn't have to buy candy and eat all that was left over.

So it was a good thing all around. :P

bek
11-06-2011, 04:39 PM
Talk about entitled little kids. As a child I was not allowed to celebrate Halloween because my mom had religious issues with it. I actually disagreed and I do feel like I missed out, but I think these kids are quite selfish. And our home once got egged for it.

VIETgrlTerifa
11-06-2011, 04:51 PM
Meh. I was unimpressed with the homeowner's response. I don't really believe kids wrote that first letter either.