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Post: # 213241Post Jerseymum »

Oh my word! Having pre-empted the knocings at the door that we expect (mostly welcome cos I like the original idea of hallowe'en) and decided that we don't want our car our house wrecked by disgruntled trick or treaters, we invested in some sweets to hand out to hallowe'en visitors. I am already a bit :angryfire: and feel that we are being held to ransom by virtue of living on a main road. Imagine my complete :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire: :angryfire: when the mother of one child starts demanding that we supply sweets that are in compliance with her special dietary and religious requirements.
I don't know these children who are begging for sugar at my door and I am now torn between feeling really angry or wondering if I'm about to be headhunted to stand for the BNP at the next election.
I spent A LOT of time as an RE teacher explaining about accepting different lifestyles and I don't think it's that I'm being intolerant (although, feel free to pull me up if I am) I just feel that if you are asking someone you don't know for something you don't need, then you should be less picky. Is it just me :dontknow:
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Post: # 213246Post Green Aura »

No good asking me jerseymum, I dislike halloween more than most other manufactured consumerfests. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: # 213247Post Rosendula »

You are not being intolerant or racist. The fact that you opened your door to them shows you are being kind and generous. It is they who are being downright cheeky. :shock: I hope you told them that beggars can't be choosers.
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Post: # 213254Post MKG »

:shock: :shock: :shock:

You need practice. The words BOG and OFF spring to mind (not for the kids, but certainly for one of the parents). Now, repeat after me .......

Way of the world, it seems.

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Post: # 213260Post oldjerry »

Why waste your breath? Set the dogs on them.

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Post: # 213261Post oldjerry »

On further consideration,prehaps the not the most PC suggestion I've ever come up with.

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Post: # 213262Post Helsbells »

Good grief, whatever next? I would be fuming!
The hubby and I turn off the lights at the front of the house and hide in the living room. I for one do not appreciate feeling like a prisoner in my own living rom and am blowed if I am going to fork out money of sweets for people I don't even know. If I had children I might feel differently but Halloween is not for me I am afraid.

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Post: # 213267Post Milims »

Fling thedoor open, scream loudly and slam the door again - works for me! :wink:
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Post: # 213270Post MKG »

... unless, of course, it's the vicar who happens to be passing ...
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Post: # 213272Post Milims »

MKG wrote:... unless, of course, it's the vicar who happens to be passing ...
I've been here 7 years and he'snever visited once despite my mother asking him to - perhaps he knows my reputation! :evil2: :evil2: mwahahahahah!
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Post: # 213279Post witchwoo »

lol lol
to be honest i hid in the frountroom and ignored the door, mainly cause im home alone and its normally the teenage thugs round here even when you have a ''no trick or treat'' sign up

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Post: # 213284Post jampot »

i'd be intrigued to know what "religious requirements" forbid certain sweets but allow participation in Halloween!?! :wink:

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Post: # 213303Post Millymollymandy »

So now you need a selection of diabetic sweets and kosher ones or perhaps halal? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: # 213317Post ina »

I spent most of the evening yesterday in the dark - went for a walk at one stage and noticed that a lot of houses (more than usual - I regularly go for walks at that time!) seemed to be dark... I can't afford to buy treats for myself - why should I spend money on treats for kids who mostly don't need them? And I've heard too much about brats who can't accept the word "no" and are likely to wreck your house in retaliation...

Sad, but that's how it goes.
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Post: # 213324Post Phoenix »

We live in a quiet close with few kiddies, but we still had some strangers knock on our door last night, I knew they were kiddies cos I'd heard them earlier on. We ignored the knock.

As far as I am aware there is an unwritten rule that if you are lit up and/or have a lit pumpkin in the front window/on the doorstep then you are game for the trick or treaters, but if the house is in darkness they should leave you alone. Didn't work on last night's callers. Ignoring them did tho.

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