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    Only in America!

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    Quote Originally Posted by essence_of_soy View Post
    Only in America!
    Except it was in Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by floskate View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    IMO there's no way that either letter was legit. They were probably written by the same person. It's called humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nerdycool View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    Meh. I was unimpressed with the homeowner's response. I don't really believe kids wrote that first letter either.
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    I think it's a joke. May well have been written by a friend/neighbor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by milanessa View Post
    I think it's a joke. May well have been written by a friend/neighbor.
    Or maybe the homeowner himself. Great way to paint children as selfish, entitled brats since in his response, he obviously has a problem with children.
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    Quote Originally Posted by taf2002 View Post
    IMO there's no way that either letter was legit. They were probably written by the same person. It's called humor.
    I sometimes volunteer in my friend's grade five and six class. Some of those kids are smarter than teenagers that are in grade twelve. So I know that kids like those on "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" exist. Actually, there have been kids in his class who would have written a much better letter than that one!
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    Regardless of whether those letters were actually written by kids and a neighbor or not, there are still plenty of kids who have an entitled attitude towards Halloween. I still love Halloween, but working at the mall this past Monday made me love it a little less. 6 year olds shouldn't be swearing with such expertise, it's just wrong...

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    My next door neighbor didn't had out candy, instead she sat at the end of the driveway and handed out little booklets explaining why you go straight to hell for trick or treating. Trick or treat is on a Saturday afternoon here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scintillation View Post
    Regardless of whether those letters were actually written by kids and a neighbor or not, there are still plenty of kids who have an entitled attitude towards Halloween. I still love Halloween, but working at the mall this past Monday made me love it a little less. 6 year olds shouldn't be swearing with such expertise, it's just wrong...
    I guess they're just mirroring the attitudes of many adults I've come across.
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    Our neighborhood hosted a "trick or trunk" event on Saturday night, complete with a pot luck dinner and bonfire for the adults. It was a nice event for the community. I bought full sized candy bars from Costco and the neighborhood kids were delighted. The odd thing was that I still had a few trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Evidently they were from a different neighborhood because they did not know we had our community celebration two nights days before. I was one of the only houses with some leftover candy to give out on Halloween. And normally, everyone here keeps their outdoor lights off (my house was completely dark, since I did not expect any visitors).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterG View Post
    I sometimes volunteer in my friend's grade five and six class. Some of those kids are smarter than teenagers that are in grade twelve. So I know that kids like those on "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" exist. Actually, there have been kids in his class who would have written a much better letter than that one!
    I know lots of kids who could write a better letter than that, too, without any mechanical errors at all.

    But not one of them would refer to you as "a mister."

    The problem with the note is not that it is too well-written to be written by kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VIETgrlTerifa View Post
    Or maybe the homeowner himself. Great way to paint children as selfish, entitled brats since in his response, he obviously has a problem with children.
    So the homeowner wrote the original letter to himself and then replied? That seems a bit pointless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allezfred View Post
    So the homeowner wrote the original letter to himself and then replied? That seems a bit pointless.
    Maybe so he could post it online to make some sort of point. I agree that it is pointless.
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