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The Suburban Halloween Report

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I was only home for three trick-or-treat rings of my doorbell last night, but each fascinated me.

1. At 8:02 PM, a "kid" stopped by, alone, wearing a cape. He was pushing 20. Despite having my permission to "grab a handful," this crusader took just one bag of Sour Patch Kids and, at my urging, a Tootsie Pop.

2. At 8:45 PM, I had my second visitor: a middle-schooler wearing a red t-shirt with the words "Skittles Candy" lazily ironed on. Even if executed brilliantly, this was a crappy costume. She was half-assing Halloween in every respect. Never even said trick-or-treat. To be fair, she couldn't say anything to me, since she was talking on her cell phone. She took one Butterfinger. I did not offer her more.

3. Finally, at 9:37 PM, a group of four tweens dropped in. I have no idea what they were supposed to be; looked like remnants of a more elaborate group costume. Perhaps other members of this group -- members whose roles were essential -- weren't allowed to stay out past 9:30 on a school night. They sensed Halloween's end was near and shamelessly horded my remaining candy.

Let's do this again next year.

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I noticed a disturbing trend this year. After about 7pm, we were visited by groups of high school girls in outfits that were, to say the least, a little provocative - sexy nurses, sexy schoolgirls, etc.

"So Jenny, what did you and your friends dress as for Halloween?"

"Well, grandma, this year we all went as jailbait".

said Scaramouch on November 1, 2005 11:07 AM.

It is pretty disturbing. When I was growing up and my sister was a tween the argument was when suzie or jenny's mom let them wear makeup or get their ears pierced. From what i hear, now its "But Mary's mom let's her wear a thong/g-string!"

i don't like how MTV is slutting-up and pimping out the youth, to say nothing of their lack of cel phone etiquitte.

But for a different take on this argument, i found this via adrants: http:// www.tiafix.com/comments.php?id=24_0_1_0_C

-Grandpa

said TurkeyburgerDLX on November 1, 2005 11:34 AM.

I had a little girl come to my door and I asked her what she was, her response? "Nothing." I said to her, "I shouldn't give you candy for nothing." But I didn't want to be the mean neighbor, so I gave her a piece of chocolate.

said Molly on November 1, 2005 5:20 PM.

With all this rampant Halloween apathy, its no wonder my two little kids brought home three costume prizes and a gallon of candy corn (besides the trick or treat stuff).

said Miss Cellania on November 1, 2005 11:31 PM.

It's a disturbing trend that seems to be getting worse. When I was a kid, Halloween was huge. Enormous mobs of kids would swarm the streets extorting candy from the neighbors going well past 11pm. Now, next to nothing and that dries up by 9. We picked up a huge bag of candy, and even giving out big handfuls of it we still had 3 or 4 pounds left at the end of the night.

15 years ago, that bag would have been gone and we'd have had to make a trip to the store or risk an egging that would have made baby jesus cry, now though... I just don't know.
Another decade and halloween will be nothing more then a week of crappy scary movies. I weep for the future.

said See317 on November 4, 2005 7:51 AM.
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